Yuma Airshow 2015: Olivers Flying Circus

In addition to air displays by US Marine Corps combat and rotary wing aircraft at the 2015 Yuma Airshow held at MCAS Yuma, Arizona on February 28th, 2015 the civilian demonstrations and flying displays were an excellent addition to the military side of things. These performances included some fantastic aerobatics by Olivers Flying Circus.

Pilot Steve Oliver took centre stage with some impressive smoke streaming aerobatics in his Super Chipmunk – Skydancer! The Super Chipmunk is a highly modified 1956 de Havilland Chipmunk that now boasts a higher speed and faster rate of climb than the original trainer version that was designed for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver
Olivers Flying Circus Yuma Airshow 2015
Olivers Flying Circus
Super Chipmunk - Skydancer! Yuma Airshow 2015
Super Chipmunk – Skydancer!
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver Yuma Airshow 2015
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk Yuma Airshow 2015
The Super Chipmunk is a modified 1956 de Havilland Chipmunk
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver Yuma Airshwo 2015
Back on the tarmac after the performance
Olivers Flying Circus Super Chipmunk piloted by Steve Oliver
Great display Steve!

 

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7 thoughts on “Yuma Airshow 2015: Olivers Flying Circus

    1. I was the same. From Wikipedia: A number of Chipmunks were modified as aerobatic aircraft in the United States as the “Super Chipmunk”. Along with an uprated engine, the aircraft underwent an extensive makeover including clipping its wings, adding retractable landing gear, conversion to a single-seat layout, adding an autopilot and being fitted with a red, white and blue wingtip and tail smoke system. The control stick received a three-inch (76 mm) extension for greater control during extreme aerobatic maneuvers.

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