Team RV is pleased to announce we have been selected to perform at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. Our appearance there is important for many reasons.
- First, performing before this large, aviation-savvy crowd is like shining a bright spotlight on our program, which is unlike any other show in the industry.
- Secondly, homebuilders inspire us, and we hope to return the favor. It's also the 40th Anniversary of Vans Aircraft, and we are honored to be a part of the celebration.
- Thirdly, we get to perform before our peers who are world-class, top-rated aerobatic pilots.
- Lastly, we believe our appearance at AirVenture will open doors with venues and potential sponsors and propel us to the next level of success that we seek.
We don't often talk about the business side of being the world's largest air show team. After all, our goal is to entertain and inspire. However, all air show performers have to face the same equation: money (in equipment and fuel) + time (in practice and on the road) = a chance for success in a highly competitive marketplace.
Team RV is a completely independent, self-funded team. In the air show industry, sponsorship is a key component to the success of air shows and pilots alike. In return, sponsors receive huge exposure to an educated, motivated audience. It's a win-win, but securing sponsorship takes getting in front of the right people and building relationships to make it all work.
Pleasing big crowds, and being invited to SUN 'n FUN and ultimately Oshkosh this year, we believe will lead to partnership opportunities for Team RV so that we can continue to focus on flying the most memorable air show performance in the industry.
Jim DiMatteo, EAA VP for AirVenture features and attractions, said "Team RV is changing the face of air shows throughout the country with its unique and exciting performance," and we have to agree.
We are flying high this year and plan to keep on doing so for many years to come. See you at OSH! EAA Airventure 2012