One of the country’s premier
air shows and fly-ins
Open to all helicopter
owners, pilots, and enthusiasts
ABOUT AMERICA’S FREEDOM FEST FEATURING ROTORS ‘N RIBS
What is America’s Freedom Fest?
America’s Freedom Fest is one the Midwest’s premier air shows, with a heritage and tradition dating back decades. The event draws more than 30,000 people from around northern Indiana and beyond, and features daring aerial acts, fascinating static displays, mouthwatering food, a legendary fireworks display, and much more.
What is Rotors ‘n Ribs?
Rotors ‘n Ribs is a helicopter fly-in hosted by Sweet Helicopters. This year it is on the same day of America’s Freedom Fest and includes VIP passes that offer not only a premier view of the air show but also a delicious barbecue meal, a helicopter-related safety seminar, and a variety of networking opportunities. Pilots who fly into the event, along with their guests, and along with anyone who attends the town hall meeting will receive complimentary VIP air show passes!
A LOOK AT THE 2019 EVENT. PHOTOS BY BEN KEIRN, WINGS OF THE WIND, LLC.
2019 AIR SHOW LINEUP — CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE 2022 LINEUP
US Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Experience the otherworldly capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft in person, with unmatched aerial maneuverability.
Shockwave Jet Truck
A J34-48 Pratt & Whitney jet engine-equipped big rig with top speeds of more than 350 MPH! Shockwave’s sheer display of power offers a spectacle unlike any other.
Susan Dacy and “Big Red”
Susan expertly guides her Super Stearman biplane through a series of dazzling aerobatics reminiscent of the barnstorming air shows of the past.
Kyle Franklin and Franklin’s Flying Circus, featuring “Dracula”
Witness thrilling aerobatic stunts performed in a 1930’s racing airplane.
Randy Ball MiG 17
Randy Ball offers a truly unique experience while piloting his Russian MiG 17 fighter jet through breathtaking turns, atmosphere-challenging climbs, incredible speeds, and precision maneuvers.
Army Heritage Aviation Foundation Sky Soldiers
The Sky Soldiers deliver an astounding aerial demonstration, complete with live pyrotechnics, and also offer rides in their Cobra and Huey helicopters.
If you are a helicopter owner, pilot, or enthusiast and would like to
attend Rotors ’n Ribs, please RSVP to Randy Sharkey via email at
Randy@SweetHelicopters.com or call (574) 238-1000.
We will email you a pass that can be used to enter the gates at
Goshen Municipal Airport, which you will need to present upon arrival.
Pass can be printed or displayed on your phone.
Holiday Inn Express, ask for
“Goshen Air Center” rate at
For questions or to learn
about vendor opportunities,
call us at (260) 459-4354.
Thrifty Car Rental, which is
at the airport. Reservations, call