Get ready to be amazed by our 2016 Hollister Airshow performers! Enjoy the amazing acts of Vicky Benzing, Dr. D, Jason Pullen, Kevin Walker and More!

Also introducing this year... the ALABAMA BOYS! With a surprise... landing and taking off on the worlds shortest runway! It will be an airshow to remember so get your tickets today!



Born and raised in California, Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver aerobatics competitor and air racer. With nearly 7,000 hours of flight time and over 1200 parachute jumps. Vicky has a passion for everything airborne.

While in college, she learned to fly in an antique Taylorcraft in her hometown of Watsonville, California. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating as well as a commercial rating in helicopters and seaplanes.

In 2013, Vicky qualified to race an L-39 jet and was named “Rookie of the Year” for the Jet Class, finishing in the gold at 425 mph on the course. This last September at the 2014 National Championship Air Races, Vicky won the top honors of 1st place in both the Sport Silver and Jet Bronze races. Look for her to be going even faster at Reno in 2015.

Vicky will be flying two airplanes, an Extra 300S and a Boeing Stearman

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Jason was five when he got his first mini-bike and he's been riding and racing everything he can get his hands on ever since.

In 2004 while riding at the Sacramento Motofest his engine blew. Without a bike he had time to check out the other events and for the first time saw riders on tricked out Sport Bikes doing some amazing stunts. At that moment he knew what he wanted to do next - be the first guy to stunt on a Harley. He has the most unique stunt show you will ever see.

A natural showman, most people can't believe Jason can do what he does ... on a Harley. They watch in awe as he makes those bikes do things they are not really supposed to ever do. He adores his loyal fans and is grateful for their support.

Jason Pullen Stunts from Tylor Bohlman on Vimeo.


Dr. Frank Donnelly (Dr. D)

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A proven performer, Dr. Frank Donnelly has flown more than 100 performances at 40 air shows and holds a ground-level waiver. He delivers a slow-motion, captivating aerial display that provides non-stop excitement for everyone.

Donnelly started flying aerobatics in a World-War II-era PT-26 Fairchild trainer. Later he graduated to a 1952 British Royal Air Force Chipmunk.

Inspired by air show great Duane Cole, who wowed spectators flying his clipped-wing Taylorcraft from the 50s to the 80s, Donnelly revived Cole’s act and developed his own style of flying. “I want to show people what an old-time airplane can do and have fun doing it!” he says.


The Alabama Boys

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Greg Koontz has been performing in airshows since 1974, when he joined Col. Moser's Flying Circus and learned his trademark maneuvers from the best in the business.

This airshow season, Greg returns to his roots to bring back good old-fashioned family entertainment in the best flying circus tradition! With TWO complete airshow acts, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys are a complete airshow package!


Kevin Walker

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Kevin of Fox 3 Jet Warbirds will demonstrate the wonderful L-39C Albatros jet. This 3,900 Lb thrust turbofan is a great performer and was designed to get pilots ready for the front line Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets. Some countries have used the L-39 in a light attack role as well. The L-39 is also used widely for jet upset training for corporate and airline pilots and crew.

Kevin has been flying for more than 25 years. He has been flying the former Soviet satellite jet aircraft for the past several years after many years in a variety of aerobatic aircraft. Kevin, a commercial rated pilot, enjoys sharing all aspects of flight with all who have a love of aviation - especially our next generation of aviators.


Vance Breese

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Vance Breese grew up in the limelight of his father. A quick search of "Google" will give you over 65,000 hits, most of them pertaining to his father, one of the most renouned test pilots of the 1930's and 1940's. Yet Vance built his own life endowed with that insatiable desire called, "need for speed."

He left home in the summer of '62 and found himself milking cows, fighting fires, riding fences, and finding a sweetheart in Medford, Oregon. When he turned 14, Vance got his "learner's permit" and purchased a Norton Dominator 99. The bike had previously been set up for racing. The nearest paved road was 20 miles away, so the clip on handlebars and limited steering lock, were not ideal. They did teach him about pushing the front wheel to slow down, but the real reason for purchasing the bike, was to visit his sweetheart, whom lived miles away. Little did he know those 450 mile (one way) trips would teach him the best way to handle a bike when you are in a hurry!

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