Pax River 2018 Air Expo performer profile: Rob Holland

As we get closer to the NAS Patuxent River 2018 Air Expo June 2 and 3, Tester will be profiling some of the exciting Air Expo performers. For more information on the expo and its acts, visit

Rob Holland is one of the most decorated and innovative aerobatic pilots and airshow performers in the world today. Flying the MXS-RH Aerobatic Aircraft by MX Aircraft, Holland brings an unrivaled performance to airshows across North America, thrilling millions of spectators with his dynamic and breathtaking display.

Winner of six consecutive U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, a run accomplished by no other pilot in history, Holland is also the three-time, defending World Freestyle Aerobatic Champion and was honored by the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) with the prestigious Art Scholl Award for Showmanship, the highest honor any airshow pilot can receive.

A 1997 graduate of Daniel Webster College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation/Airway Management and Aviation Operations, Holland holds ratings as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI, CFII, IGI, AGI), as well as glider and seaplane ratings. A professional airshow and aerobatic pilot for the last 16 years, Holland has accumulated more than 12,000 hours of flight time in more than 175 different types of aircraft. Holland and his wife Jessica reside in Nashua, New Hampshire.

About the MXS-RH

Based on the popular MXS, the MXS-RH is an all carbon fiber, competition–ready, single-seat aerobatic airplane designed and built by MX Aircraft in North Carolina incorporating design modifications suggested by Holland from his extensive aerobatic experience.

With its Lycoming engine producing 380 horsepower in an airplane weighing in at just 1,200 pounds, this state-of- the-art aerobatic masterpiece boasts astonishing performance, capable of pulling 16 positive and negative Gs and able to roll at nearly 500 degrees per second. In Holland’s skilled hands, the MXS-RH’s “game changing” performance allows him to perform maneuvers unequalled on the airshow circuit.