Team RV Now Team AeroDynamix
No longer Team RV, Team AeroDynamix is preparing for the 2013 air show season.
November 7, 2012 - Team RV has changed its name to Team AeroDynamix beginning with the upcoming 2013 air show season.
Mike Stewart, Team RV founder and flight lead, said the new name better communicates the high-entertainment nature of the team's precision formation aerobatic performance. The group flies 12 Van's RV aircraft and is billed as the world's largest air show team.
"As Team AeroDynamix, we are the same pilots under the same leadership, flying the same dynamic air show expected of us," Stewart said. He notes that despite increased popularity and name recognition as Team RV, that name creates a brand conflict for the general public, which often equates the term "RV" with "recreational vehicle."
The decision to change the name was made months ago, but the team completed the 2012 season as Team RV and followed the air show business cycle to the end of the year. The team will be at the 2012 International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Convention December 10-13 as Team AeroDynamix, then prepare for its first performance at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, scheduled January 18.