The US is home to the world's most dominant air guitarists. And as such, the AirForce is home to the US' elite air guitarists. The AirForce was born out of the SF/Bay Area, in 2010, after an immortal showing at the legendary Fillmore West, and comprised of the Bay Area's most dominant airists, the Original 12, formed by SF master air guitarist, Tiger Claw.

The family first started out with a world champion (Hot Lixx Hulahan), a legend (Bjorn Turoque), and several veterans of the trade, of which four from SF went on to win multiple regional championships over the years since the US Air Guitar Competition came to SF in 2006. In 2010, US Air Guitar issued an award - the Profile of Excellence in the Field of Magnificence, to two individuals, both from SF.

2011 saw the expansion of the AirForce as a show of appreciation, a way to honor, and an effort to bring those who would express the same appreciation, honor, love, passion and dedication to the art the AirForce holds so dearly, together as one.

The AirForce is proud to be represented in other regions, in addition to SF's Golden Gate Chapter, throughout the US: Capitol (DC), Cascadia (Seattle), Chi-Town (Chicago), Mid-Atlantic (Charlottesville), MidWest (Kansas City), NorthEast (NY), Pacific Coast (Los Angeles), PacNorWest (Portland), SoCal (San Diego), SouthBay (San Jose, closed), Southern (Houston), Twin Cities (Minneapolis), the UK, and Russia.

We are the jedi masters of air guitar. AirForce Command, is strong, with the force.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Emmy Award Winner, & air guitarist...

While not necessarily air guitar-related, this accolade is one of Hollywood's top honors, and way worthy of a mention. Second only to the Academy Award, the Emmy is a most honorable award in and of itself. And one of our own has received just such an award, for his work in the field of television. On behalf of AirForce Command, Claw would like to congratulate AirForce member and air guitar veteran, Greg "Shred Boy RD" Pittelli, on his Emmy Award-winning performance.

Best Performance for a Grip in a non-foreign language mini-series drama, on the CBS Soiled Dove western mini-series.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New AirForce Member..

Claw and the AirForce would like to welcome it's newest member, Captain LittleMiss IronMiss, based out of Tennessee, and representing the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, under Chapter Commander Tommy Fretless. If Claw ever traveled east, this girl would definitely be hired as Claw's bodyguard. The motto is "lift big, eat big", which Claw has followed religiously. Welcome to the club Talia..

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New member/chapter, plus update notes

The AirForce welcomes it's newest member, a veteran himself, Thunderstrook, representing the newest chapter, the Capitol Chapter (Washington DC). He was this year's Nashville Regional Champion, and even made the trek to Finland, to represent Air Amairica. Site update news: all of us are listed in the ranks, but not everyone is represented with videos, below the ranks, until now. Today, Claw spent pretty much all day, and into the night, adding each of you to the video section. Most of the time was spent waiting for Google (youtube/blogger) to upload, refresh, etc. Check out the site to see for yourself. If you want anything added, changed or removed, drop Claw a line. Also, membership has been mostly by invitation. But looking at the numbers (37 members in 14 chapters), it appears the AirForce has become a great way to showcase the art of air guitar, through the many videos of all of its members. Most of the regions are represented, with multiple members in each region. Of course, there's always room for one more region, if Claw can creatively come up with a name for it. He's been lucky so far. (You gotta love Capitol for DC.) So at this time, Claw would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to be a part of it, and have your name and video performances highlighted on the site.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Congratulations AirForce Regional Champions

Minor changes to the site. No longer separated by chapters. Now by rank. Now, without further ado... The AirForce salutes the following AirForce members for their success in winning their US Air Guitar Regional Competitions. Tony Tapatio - Portland - a repeat win from the year before, moving up from Major to Lt. Colonel. Um - Seattle - our newest member to the AirForce, coming in as a Major, with the Seattle win. Mean Melin - Kansas City - what did you expect? Lt. Facemelter - San Diego - hometown advantage, no fair, up to Lt. Colonel, with another regional win. Six-String General - Los Angeles - also now a Lt. Colonel, with more than one regional win. Flying Finn - Minneapolis - Major props, not just for the regional win, but also, the awesome posters. Tommy Fretless - Wash, DC - taking the lead, for the rest of us to follow (baahaahaa). Van Dammage - Chicago - according to AirForce protocol, the DarkHorse is considered a regional, because you compete in the Nationals. Well done, troops.