JTAIRSHOWS PROVIDES AEROBATIC DISPLAYS TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS FOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS

JTAirshows provides solo and formation acts to captivate the young and the old to the exciting world of aviation! The husband and wife team of Julia and Tony Wood are professional airline pilots, aerobatic competition pilots and airshow pilots! They live northwest of Dallas in their dream aerobatic haven, called Akroville!

In addition to displaying and demonstrating the characteristics of the airplanes, an important part of JTAirshows, involves YOU! The goal is for YOU to be involved in the show!

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We are excited to meet and inspire you about aerobatics.

OUR FLIGHTS

JTAirshows provides solo and formation acts to captivate the young and the old to the exciting world of aviation!

PITTS S-2B+

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THE PITTS S-2B IS A TWO-SEAT LIGHT AEROBATIC BIPLANE PRODUCED BY AVIAT IN AFTON, WYOMING. WE HAVE MODIFIED IT INTO THE PITTS S-2B+

This was originally an S-2B but is now an experimental S-2B+. It still has the 6 cylinder Lycoming engine but has been highly modified by Barret Precision Engines with 9:1 compression cylinders and dyno-ed at 290 HP. It also has the Kimball cold air sump, throttle body, light weight flywheel and 6:1 exhaust. Along with the Aerodynamic Whirlwind Prop, this Pitts Plus climbs like a rocket!

It sports new Wolf Wooden Leading Edge Wings with Squared Tips and Horvath 6’ Ailerons. It has the Racer Canopy which quickly transfers it from a 2-seater to a sleek-looking, fast single seat for competition and airshows! It has a smoke tank that be easily removed to make it lighter for competition. And, the seat and rudder pedals are adjustable for the 6’ guy to the 5’2” gal. The gear legs are narrow like the S-2C gear, reducing weight and drag.

The panel is also new, with a clean, minimalist radio setup including Trig Radios and ADS-B Transponder and a JPI EDM-700.

We purchased this aircraft in 1998 from our friends in Houston, after we had been married for 9 months. Thus, it has always been our “Baby B”. It’s grown up now to a B+!!

Specifications:

Engine: 290 HP BPA XAEIO-540-D4A5 9:1 Pistons
Propeller: 3 Blade Whirlwind 400AC 81” Constant Speed
Crew/Capacity: 1 crew, 1 passenger, tandem
Length: 18’9”
Wingspan: 24’ (6 foot ailerons)
Height: 6’7”
Empty Weight: 1,200 lb
Gross Weight: 1,625 lb
Fuel Capacity: 28 gallons
Oil Capacity: 12 quarts

Cruise Speed: 175 mph (152 kn)
Stall Speed: 60 mph (52 kn)
Top Speed: 210 mph (182 kn)
Rate of Climb: 4000 ft/min
Rate of Roll: 360 deg/s.
Load Factor: +9Gs, -5Gs
Range: 320 miles (278nm)
Service Ceiling: 21,000 ft
Year Built: 1995
Production years: 1944 (Pitts S-1) – current (Pitts S-2C)

CESSNA 195 BUSINESSLINER (C195)

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THE CESSNA 195 IS ONE OF THE FINEST CLASSICS EVER BUILT AND WAS DESIGNED AS AN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS AIRCRAFT. IT IS NOW OUR BUSINESS AIRCRAFT!

The 195 is Cessna’s only post-war radial engine. It has a hinged engine mount which makes the engine fully accessible for servicing.

It is also Cessna’s first airplane to be constructed completely of aluminum. It has a Cantilever High Wing with no dihedral and a long, tapered fuselage for aerodynamic cleanness. The fuselage is large since it has to accommodate the large radial engine and has 2 individual seats in the first row and a bench seat in the second row for 3 people. The upholstery has just been redone and matches the original red wool with cream leather trim.

This 195 has Goodyear Cross-Wind Castering Safety Landing Gear allows landing with up to 15 degrees of crab. The single door on the right hand side has a retractable step that extends when the cabin door is opened. And the crew’s left hand side window uses a classic hand crank. The Drop-Down Instrument Panel has updated avionics, a Garmin GNS 375 and 2, Garmin GI 275s, which is installed as originally designed.

This aircraft was delivered new to the Fairchance Lumber Company in Pennsylvania as their executive aircraft. We are the fourth owners, having purchased it in 2009.

Specifications:

Engine: 275 hp Jacobs Radial R-755B, 7-cylinder, Air Repair Inc.
Propeller: 2 blade Metal Hamilton Standard Constant Speed
Length: 27’4”
Wingspan: 37’2”
Height: 7’2”
Cabin Width: 3’10”
Empty Weight: 2,100 lb
Gross Weight: 3,350 lb
Useful Load: 1,182 lb
Wing Loading: 15.36 lb/sq ft
Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons
Oil Capacity: 5 gallons

Cruise Speed: 160 mph (139 kn)
Stall Speed: 62 mph (54 kn)
Top Speed: 200 mph (174 kn)
Rate of Climb: 1200 ft/min
Range: 800 miles (700 nm)
Service Ceiling: 18,300 ft
Crew/Capacity: 1 crew, 4 passengers
Cabin Width: 3’10”
Luggage Allowable: 200 lb
Year Built: 1953
Production years: 1947-1954 1,180 produced

PIPER J3C-65S CUB

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THE PIPER CUB IS THE QUENTESSENTIAL LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT THAT WAS USED AS A TRAINER, IN THE MILITARY AND IS A PERFECT RANCH AIRPLANE

Piper built the Cub as a simple, good low-speed handling and short-field performing lightweight aircraft. It is a high wing, strut-braced monoplane with a large rectangular wing. The fuselage is welded steel frame and is covered in fabric.

The engine cowl is open, exposing the cylinder heads and has a sheet metal “eyebrow” air scoops for cooling. This aircraft has the modified wing tanks allowing it to be flown solo from the front or the rear seat.

It has a B&C Starter and Alternator with a dry cell battery allowing it to be started with a push button without the need to hand prop it. It does not have an electrical system or radio and is perfect for sunrise/sunset viewing, fence-checking and coyote/pig sightings on the ranch

We purchased this aircraft in 2007 from our good friends in Houston.

Specifications:

Engine: 85 HP Continental C85-23, Don’s Dream Machine
Propeller: Sensenich Wooden Fixed Pitch Propeller W72GK-49
Length: 22’5”
Wingspan: 35’3”
Height: 6’8”
Empty Weight: 765 lb
Gross Weight: 1,220 lb
Useful Load: 455 lb
Wing Loading: 6.84 lb/sq ft
Fuel Capacity: 13 gallons
Oil Capacity: 4 quarts

Cruise Speed: 85 mph (74 kn)
Stall Speed: 20 mph (17 kn)
Top Speed: 105 mph (91 kn)
Rate of Climb: 450 ft/min
Range: 220 miles (191 nm)
Service Ceiling: 11,500 ft
Crew/Capacity: 1 crew, 1 passenger, tandem
Paint: Chrome Yellow
Year Built: 1941
Production years: 1938-1947 20,000 produced