June 04, 2012
The Red Steel Jet Team will be performing at this free, family oriented event which is expected to draw thousands of spectators from all over the Tri-state region and beyond. The headlining Red Steel Jet Team will have three L-39’s performing a high energy aerobatic routine flown by Orestes Lorenzo, Zach McNeill and Mike Mangold. For the performance in Evansville, The Red Steel Jet Team will also be joined by ace pilot Randy “Bandit” Ball and his MiG 17. Randy Ball’s Mig-17F is one of only a handful of vintage jets flying the North American air show circuit, has been seen by millions and a proper addition to the theme of the team. Other headliners at the Freedom Festival will be Team RV, the aeronautical law defying Geico MXS, the 400MPH MX2 and the Twin Beech 18 just to name a few.
Interviews Available: Nationally Famed Pilot Orestes Lorenzo. All pilots have war stories and tales of fighting the odds, but none more than Red Steel Jet Team pilot Orestes Lorenzo. Once a Major in the Cuban Air Force, Orestes Lorenzo took his skill and training to find himself a better life by defecting to the United States in his MiG-23BN. While becoming a U.S. citizen seems like the best outcome, Orestes was not done. Borrowing a twin engine Cessna, Orestes flew under the radar to land on a Cuban bridge along the coastal highway near Havana to rescue his wife and two sons. After his successful trip back to U.S. soil with his family, Orestes has worked throughout the years to create a life, a business and a solid jet pilot history all in line with his version of the American Dream. “I’m extremely lucky to have a second chance in life to do what I love. The Red Steel Jet Team is also looking to partner with local and national business as the Red Steel Jet Team’s popularity builds. “The future visibility of the Red Steel Jet Team in front of thousands can be a generous marketing opportunity and our team still has an impressive schedule ahead of us. The excitement of the performances and great personalities we have on the team can all equal out to be great exposure for your company. This unique marketing choice will gain you exposure in front of thousands of current and future consumers. If you’re around the Evansville Tri-State region this weekend take a drive, come see us fly and see how we work with the air show visitors. Evansville is just under an hour drive from Owensboro, KY and just over 2 hours from Louisville. The Red Steel Jet Team is a combination of the fastest supersonic civilian-owned jet aircraft, the Mig-23, and the sleek aerodynamic L-39. Experienced military and civilian pilots, representing some of the best pilot talent in the US. The Red Steel Jet Team has as its primary mission to professionally execute complex aerial events safely! With a combined experience of over 35,000 hours, Red Steel Jet Team features the best civilian and military pilots in the air today. With such varied background as the former top secret 4477th Test Squadron, financial services, construction, technology, aviation law, US Naval helicopter operations and even real estate. This team appeals to people of all walks of life.
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