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Old 12-06-2018, 04:27 PM
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Default Lightning Formation Airshows

VAF Family,
I would like to share some exciting news. A group of pilots that have been flying airshows in our RVs around the U.S. and Canada for the past several years have formed a new team. Our name is Lightning Formation Airshows. Some of the teammates frequent the VAF pages and will share the adventure with you.

As we embark on this new journey, we have teamed up with Lightspeed Aviation. This teaming is a great fit as Lightspeed Aviation and our values/goals are very closely aligned. We both place importance on high ethical standards and creating a culture where folks feel valued, vested, and heard. We also feel very passionate about aviation and promoting its growth.

Follow along and be part of our journey. We are looking forward to the 2019 season!

Lightning Formation Airshows team members are shown below:
Bob Mills Flight Lead
George Ford Inside Wingman
Matt Beaubien Inside Wingman
Axel Alvarez Slot
Mercedes Eulitt Outside Wingman
Stephen Christopher Outside Wingman/Opposing Solo
Tim Redden Lead Solo
Sean Farrell - Opposing Solo/Outside Wingman
Tommy Ishii Inside Wingman/Slot
Brad Ransom - Outside Wingman
Scott Prewitt Inside Wingman/Slot
Dan West - Inside Wingman/Slot

Below you will find numerous links/resources.
Lightspeed Aviation Press Release Click
Lightspeed Aviation Facebook Page Click
Lightning Formation Airshows Web Page Click
Lightning Formation Airshows Facebook Page Click
Lightning Formation Airshows Instagram Page Click

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:51 PM
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Good on all yous guys

And gals
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:22 PM
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Yup, good stuff guys!

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 12-07-2018, 06:22 PM
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Nice! Looking forward to the shows!
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:18 PM
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Default Lots O Fun!!

Lots of smoke and close formation maneuvering too.
We all hope to present the RV's capability in the "Light" of fun and teamwork.
Looking forward to the Journey. I feel really privileged to fly with these talented pilots-
Hope to see our fellow RV'rs at a show.

Brad Ransom
RV-6A 180HP-acquired
RV-4 180HP-acquired
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