|Starfighters are the only fully operational, civilian owned Supersonic Jet Team on the U.S. Airshow Circuit. |
Rick Svetkoff began his search for an F-104 Starfighter in the fall of 1988. Talks of F-104s being shipped to the U.S. gave him hope, however, it was not until early 1995 that he purchased his first F-104.
In 1997, in its first season, Starfighters took the air show industry by storm with participation in twelve of the largest airshow events in the country. Currently, Starfighters has two aircraft in operation and a third almost ready to fly. In just two short years and 65 successful airshows, Starfighters is quickly becoming the most sought after air performance team on the air show circuit.