Trojan Phlyers Air Show Demo team to perform at Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Airshow July 7
Decorated combat veterans pilot their Trojan T28 warbirds in close formation aerobatic precision demonstrating flying expertise acquired in formal military training at the only air show to be held over water in the state of Texas Saturday July 7.
Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show
July 7, 2012 Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas --- The exciting Trojan Phlyers Demonstration Team is gearing up for their sixth year of performing in this air show, the only air show held over a lake in the southwest. The Trojan Phlyers are always a huge hit with the crowd at the air shows they perform in. The two ship team is piloted by highly decorated combat veteran pilots performing exciting precision close formation aerobatic routines demonstrating the cutting edge performance of the Trojan T28 warbird and the flying expertise acquired in formal military training. Their show is unique in the air show industry! The Trojan Phlyers are as exciting as a jet team with their high speed action and the roar of the big engines! They provide the Smoke, the Thunder and the Excitement as they fly their historic T28 aircraft rich in military history in an exceptional and thrilling performance and salute the veterans or our great nation and the men and women who continue to serve and protect us today.
The Trojan Phlyers have been flying air shows since 1995 and have performed at over 100 shows since 2002 from Oshkosh to Acapulco and from New Jersey to California. The Trojan Phlyers’ aircraft were actually used by the US Navy as primary flight trainers. These aircraft were used to teach Navy and Marine aviators basic transition, formation, aerobatics, and instrument procedures and techniques. The aircraft carry the logos of the US Air Force and the US Marines. With 2012 celebrating the Centennial of Marine Aviation, the Trojan Phlyers team are highly sought after by air shows to honor this centennial celebration.
Trojan Phlyers, Inc. is a group of aviation professionals dedicated to preserving and demonstrating the rich military history of the North American Aviation Company’s T28 Trojan. The Trojan Phlyers own and operate two T-28B aircraft. Both aircraft have Wright Cyclone R1820-86B nine-cylinder radial engines rated at 1425 horsepower. The fully aerobatic aircraft can takeoff in less than 800 feet of runway, climb to 10,000 feet in less than 90 seconds, race level above 335 MPH, and dive faster than 380 MPH. In fact, the T28 can outperform most World War II fighters at low altitude.
The two-ship formation aerobatic demonstration team consists of Chip Lamb and John Sledge. Chip Lamb, the demonstration team leader, flew F4 Phantoms in the active duty Air Force and F16’s in the Texas Air National Guard. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and retired from the US military as a Colonel after 30 years of service to our country. He is also a retired American Airlines Captain. John Sledge, the demo team wingman, is a retired USMC Colonel having served in Viet Nam flying F8 Crusaders from the aircraft carriers, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Ticonderoga, and the USS Constellation. John served in the USMC or the USMC Reserve for 30 years before retiring. He is also a retired USAir Captain. Both pilots are decorated war combat veterans and have some 42,000 flight hours amassed between them.
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Chip Lamb is the official spokesperson for the team. He provides excellent and very entertaining interviews for all mediums. If you would like further information, or to schedule an interview with Chip please contact:
Trojan Phlyers Team Representative:
Trojan Phlyers Inc.