Redline Airshows is a dynamic, two-ship formation aerobatic performance team composed of Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker. The opposing, inverted and formation maneuvers are a crowd pleaser. Ken and Jon both reside in Cincinnati and keep their airplanes in adjoining hangars. They have been flying formation together for more than 10 years.
Did You Know?
- Ken was inspired by the US Navy Blue Angels to pursue aviation!
- Ken has over 8,000 flying hours and currently flies as captain on a King Air for Miami University!
- Jon retired as Captain from a 25 year airline career!
- Ken and Jon custom built the aircraft they use in their demonstration!
RV-8 Fast Facts:
Wingspan: 24 feet
Length: 21 feet
Empty Weight: 1,120 pounds
Maximum Gross Weight: 1,800 pounds
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Speed: 230 mph
Engine: Lycoming 200 hp engine