David Costa

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As far as we know, RenegadeAV8R is the only radio show with a jet airshow team. Or, if you prefer, the RenegadeAV8R is the only jet airshow team with it’s own radio show. Strange….yes, but there is a method to our madness.

The RenegadeAV8R Radio Show is nationally syndicated on the Salem Radio Network.

Aviation has long been my passion, and I have been blessed with opportunities provided by so many people as I have pursued my dreams in aviation. This radio show is a way to give back. Sure I want to promote aviation. It is what I love, but the listeners we have on the stations that carry our show, may or may not be aviation nuts like me, but I guarantee you that they are passionate about something. Our unique blend of aviation and excellence is a positive message that will help anyone find their passion and achieve THEIR goals.

Giving back. 888-366-5256. Anyone can call this number, anytime and leave a message. Ask a question. Ask for help. This is my way to give back. To help. Some people call and might want to take a scenic flight in an airplane. Some people might be starting out getting their pilot’s license and want some advice. Others may be business people who are looking to purchase their first corporate jet! We get phone calls each week from our show and are happy to provide assistance when we can to our listeners.

Promoting Airshows is a big part of what we do on the RenegadeAV8R Radio Show. Why? Simple. Airshows ARE all about dreams, passions and excellence! Excellence is showcased by each performer. Each performer has a team behind them that help makes it happen. I am always looking to interview airshow performers. Give me a call and I will have Laura set up something convenient!

Stories….this is NOT a radio show about wings, engines, and “tech” talk or “pilot” talk. This is a show about people. People love stories about successes, challenges and their journey. If you have a story that might entertain, motivate or inspire someone else, I would welcome the opportunity to talk to you on the air!

Radio Stations. We provide you with outstanding, positive and entertaining content. There is no charge to carry our show. Your listeners will appreciate the break from traditional talk radio over the weekend or in the evenings. The RenegadeAV8R Radio Show with David Costa is a refreshing change to the week of political talk.

Sponsors. Do you want to reach a great demographic? We can promote you on the radio show and at our live events! There is no better return on your marketing dollar. Let’s discuss how to partner to grow your business and your brand.

David Costa

Host, RenegadeAV8R Radio Show.

TS-11 Jet Demo Pilot.

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Everybody loves free stuff. But few can have a really cool RenegadeAV8R T Shirt for free. For a limited time….during ICAS 2018, just send an email to, with the following:




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My massive staff (my wife, Laura) will process the orders and get them out ASAP. Thanks for coming out to see us at ICAS 2018!

Although the jet suffered some damage to her canopy toward the end of the 2018 season, repairs are coming along well and this aircraft will be flying again, soon!

The TS-11 ISKRA has the performance of other advanced jet trainers like the L-39. This aircraft is one of the few aircraft that can claim over 50 years of active military service.

Our aircraft demo showcases both the high speed and low speed performance and maneuverability of the aircraft. The aircraft is capable of 400+ knots, but can still stay FRONT and CENTER to the audience due to it’s docile handling even at low speed!

We added a second TS-11 Iskra in 2019 as a back up aircraft and have plans to modernize and upgrade both aircraft. Stay tuned! Cool stuff……

Thank you for taking time to stop by our booth at ICAS 2018. If there is anything that I can do to help be of value to your event, please feel free to text or call me directly. My personal cell phone. 775-742-7079.

I am still a “rookie” to airshows, but far from a rookie in aviation. With decades of flying experience and 15,000 hours of flight time in over 100 different types of aircraft….I have been blessed by aviation. So many have helped me get to this chapter, it is time to give back.

Our radio show, The RenegadeAV8R Radio Show with David Costa has three main goals, (1) promote aviation (my passion….our passion), (2) to promote excellence (airshows demonstrate aviation excellence) and to (3) help others achieve their dreams in aviation.

Our Jet Demo with our TS-11 Iskra from Poland is our way of getting in front of people who love aviation. This jet is new to airshows, and we are still taking baby steps in the “performer” role at airshows, but there are a number of things that we can offer your event with our military jet aircraft.

Please take a look through our website and know that I am grateful for the opportunity to be of value to your event. Let’s talk!


David “Taz” Costa

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For more information on RenegadeAV8R Airshows, and The RenegadeAV8R Radio Show, call my office 1-888-366-5256. Leave a message. I will call you back.

Thank you for stopping by!

David “Taz” Costa