Air Show Information and Requirements
- Aerobatic Solo - Vintage Biplane
- Aerobatic Solo - Warbird
- Nighttime Performance
Description of Acts
Eddie Andreini’s solo performance in the Yak 9U is a chapter out of the “Great Patriot War,” as the Russians referred to World War II. Spectators marvel as Eddie reaches speeds in excess of 400mph, and executes some of the same evasive aerobatic maneuvers flown during WWII with allies then later against allies in Korea. Eddie’s Yak features wing tip smoke designed by Eddie himself.
Solo routine, wingwalking routine, and nighttime performance. “His routine is fast-paced, light, and crowd pleasing. He runs a close show, lots of maneuvers that descend tantalizingly close to the ground, remaining very visible to even the most restricted crowds.” (U.S. Aviator)
With 30 years of airshow experience, Eddie Andreini is highly respected as the consummate professional in his mighty biplane. There are only a few pilots flying the big "bull" Stearman on the airshow circuit, but there are none that can extract the thrilling performance from the huge 500 hp Pratt & Whitney-powered airplane like Eddie Andreini! You may have seen double outside loops. triple snap rolls, square loops and torque rolls performed in a Pitts, but you haven't seen anything until you've seen Eddie perform them, along with original high-energy maneuvers like the “WOPCEVAK,” in his 3,100 lb. screaming demon!
Eddie also performs a unique inverted “ribbon snatch” and a spectacular daytime pyrotechnic display that is optionally available with his performance.
Duration of Performance: 15 Minutes Per Act
Is twilight or nighttime performance available? Yes. Nightime. First Year Performed Solo: 1964.
Number of Performances Flown: 950. Geographic Mea Served: West Coast. Waiver Type: level 1 - Surface.
Additional Information: Eddie Andreini started flying in an l-2 Taylorcraft while in high school at the age of 16. Today, he is a commercial instrument rated pilot and possesses an FAA aerobatic ground-level waiver. Eddie has accumulated 6,000–plus hours of flighttime in a variety of diversified aircraft including P-51s, Yak 55s, Pitts Specials, and the Russian AN-2, in addition to his show planes.
Description of Aircraft
P-51D Mustang — Eddie recently added a P-51D Mustang to his collection, that he affectionately calls “Primo Branco”. This aircraft was restored in 2011 and now sports a head-turning black and yellow checked paint scheme with a highly-polished fuselage. “Primo Branco” never saw action during WWII and came back to the United States for service with the Air National Guard until 1956 when it was shipped to McClellan AFB for commercial sale. Many owners later, Eddie purchased the restoration project—a pile of pieces—and is now the proud owner of this beautifully-restored, historic plane. Check Eddie's air show schedule to see when he'll be showing it off next!
Yak-9U — The Yak-9U is the most improved version of the Yak-9. It is a t'No·place aircraft and the most famous and active Russian heavy lighter of WWII. Five have been custom-built recently in Russia, and imported by Shadetree Aviation. Carson City, Nev. It has an Allison V-12-1425 hp engine by Vintage V-12, new Hamilton Standard propeller by U.S. Propeller, and a 760 channel radio. This aircraft will out accelerate, out-climb, and out-maneuver a P-S1 Mustang.
Super Stearman — Eddie Andreini’s Super Stearman is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, completely restored 1944 Stearman biplane. Irs powered by a 450 hp Prall & Whitney radial engine, equipped with dual carburetors and is supercharged. The propeller is 10 feet across. The plane has an inverted fuel and oil system, allowing it to perform unnatural maneuvers. It has dual smoke systems. One is smoke generators mounted on the winglips, the other is corvus oil injected into the engine exhaust system. The piane features a unique two-place canopy designed and built by Eddie himselL The modifications to this plane are too numerous to mention.
Amount & Type of Fuel Used Per Performance:
- Yak-9U: 40 gallons of 100 Octane.
- Super Stearman: 20 gallons of 100 Octane.
Amount & Type of Smoke Oil Used Per Performance:
- Yak-9U: Wing tip smoke is provided by Ihe performer for each performance at a cost of $250 per show.
- Super Stearman: 15 gallons of Corvus oil for smoke per show.
Wing tip smoke is provided by the performer for each performance at a cost of $150 per show.
Are press and VIP rides available? Yes. One to two days prior to show in both Super Stearman and Yak-9U.
Type of Promotional Material Available: Press promotion material available.
Does performer have a corporate sponsor? No.
Hotel Accommodations Required: 2 Rooms.
Vehicle Requirements: 1 Car.
Hangar Requirements: Yes.
Airshow References: Available upon request.