Redline Airshows

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Redline Airshows


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