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Jet Waco

About RAD Aerosports

With tens of millions of spectators attending airshows each year in virtually every corner of North America, the air show industry represents one of the largest outdoor professional sports. Over 250 airshows are conducted annually in the United States with events staged at local airports, military installations and waterfront locations.


RAD Aerosports was founded on the premise that those millions of audience members seek an innovative and unique brand of entertainment. Building on strong relationships and a drive for producing a remarkable and unparalleled product, we strive continuously to be a top-notch partner for all of our brands.

The Team

Jet & Jarrod

Jarrod Lindemann

Owner & Pilot

Jarrod Lindemann is a fourth generation, commercially rated pilot who has been interested in and actively flying since a very young age. Jarrod grew up immersed

in aviation being actively engaged in the family business from an early age. Jarrod, a North Dakota native currently resides in Valley City with his Wife Danielle and their four children, Oakley, Cru, Indee and Wrenley.

Jarrod has thousands of hours logged in various aircraft and is an Airframe & Powerplant certified mechanic. Along with the Jet Waco and Stearman aircraft, Jarrod is also airshow rated in all types of Pitts aircraft and the Extra series composite monoplanes.

The Jet Waco

Starting life as a classic 1929 Taperwing Waco, this was once the aircraft of choice for barnstormers in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Our Jet Waco has been completely redesigned and structurally reinforced using modern day engineering and materials, along with state-of-the art technology to allow the addition of a jet engine to the aircraft.

The Jet Waco is powered by dual power plants: a Pratt & Whitney 985 radial engine and a General Electric CJ610 (J85) jet engine with 3,000 lbs. of thrust. Total thrust of the combined engines is rated at 4,500 lbs. A three bladed Hartzell propeller is used to harness the power of the 985 radial.

This system allows the plane to achieve feats most other aircraft are unable to do, along with reaching speeds up to 250 mph. Snap rolls, spins, barrel rolls and the hover are among the list of maneuvers this aircraft can perform. The plane has a thrust ratio of greater than 1 to 1, which allows it to accelerate going straight up.

Our Schedule

RAD Aerosports is currently booking shows with the Jet Waco for the 2023 season and will continue to add to our schedule.


Interested in having the Jet Waco at your air show? Contact us today – dates are filling up fast!

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