Big Bear City Airport
Date: August 6th, 2011 Big Bear Air Fair (held every other year- back in 2013)
Location: Big Bear City Airport, 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City, Ca. 92314
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $2 per person; $1 - 11yrs. and under
Big Bear City Airport (L35) proudly presents Big Bear Air Fair 2011 - "Transportation Then to Now". That Saturday the skies will be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage Warbirds, Just in Time Skydivers, Mountain Fifes and Drum Corp., Vendor booths, Food Concessions, and much more. Now in our 14th year, the Big Bear Air Fair continues to be one of Big Bear's most exciting family entertainment events. Transportation Then to Now brings with it more than a dozen of the aircraft which secured our Nation's independence in earlier years.
Big Bear Airport Air Fair 2011
Just In Time Skydivers
Mountain Fifes and Drums
B-25 Mitchell Bomber
Rat Race Obstacle Course
Big Bear City Airport (L35) proudly presents Big Bear Air Fair 2011 - "Transportation Then to Now" to be held on August 6, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. That Saturday the skies will be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage Warbirds, Just in Time Skydivers, Mountain Fifes and Drum Corp., and much more. Now in our 14th year, the Big Bear Air Fair continues to be one of Big Bear's most exciting family entertainment events.
Transportation Then to Now brings with it more than a dozen of the aircraft which secured our Nation's independence in earlier years. Two World War II vintage B-25 Mitchell Bombers, a carrier capable F4U Corsair, the 420 MPH P-38 Lightning, the very recognizable P-51 Mustang long range fighter, and a 1000+ horsepower P-40 Warhawk arrive straight out of the 1940's to grace our airspace. These aircraft will be accompanied on the display ramp by a Vietnam era Douglas A-1 Skyraider and an assortment of T-34 propeller and T-38 jet training aircraft. Guests should find the 1930's designed twin engine C-45 Expeditor, also known as the Beechcraft Model 18, an exciting addition to the display.
Fly-Ins are welcomed and enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the spot landing competition upon arrival. Parking will be available on the ramp south of the runway and east of the terminal.
Gates open at 7 a.m.with a pancake breakfast prepared by Big Bear Kiwanis. This day promises to be filled with fun, food, fresh air and fantastic flying.
Auxillary parking will be available one mile from the Airport at the Big Bear Snow Play parking lot - 42825 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City. The nearest cross street is Division, next to Motel 6. For your convenience a shuttle will run to and from the Airport beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
Fuel: Fuel will be available from the fuel trucks on a "first-come-first-serve" basis. Place your order with the fuel truck drivers who will be on the field; we will have one truck for 100LL and one for Jet A.
For aircraft within the showlines: There will be no engine running allowed between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact a parking official in orange vest before departure.
All vendor booth signups are closed - sign up early for 2013 if you would like to be a food or concession vendor.
NOTICE: Due to problems we have had in the past, absolutely NO dogs will be allowed on the field. The only exceptions will be service dogs. Also, no alcoholic beverages, Heelees, skateboards, bikes, or wheels of any kind (except wheelchairs and strollers) will be allowed.
Schedule of Events
7 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Spot Landing Contest
9 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
12 p.m. - Just in Time Skydivers
4 p.m. - Warbirds begin departing
4 p.m. - Air Fair Ends
Historic Planes from Planes of Fame in Chino:
Vought F4U Corsair
P-38 Lightning - "23 Skidoo"
B-25 Mitchell - "Photo Fanny"
B-25 - "Heavenly Body"
C-53 "D-Day Doll"
Douglas Skyraider - "Naked Fanny"
P-63 King Cobra
From Our Military
Marine King Air
Dogz on the Run
Get the Burger
Jeff's Gourmet Jerky
Kettle Masters Kettle Korn
Mill Creek Cattle Co.
Mom's Mini Donuts
Production Management Services
Repicci's Italian Ice
S & T Baja Grill
Triple S Trading
Art in the Fast Lane
Aviation Gifts by Ruth
Bear Valley Electric Service
Bear Valley Historical Center
Best Western Big Bear Chateau
Big Bear Airport Pilot's Assoc.
Big Bear Amateur Radio Club
Big Bear Citizen's On Patrol
Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power
Big Bear Valley Comm. Emergency Response Team
Bear Valley Community Nursery School/Co-op in the Pines
Civil Air Patrol
Coast Guard Auxillary
California Highway Patrol
Copper City Aviation Services
Greg's Carpet Cleaning
Inland Empire Wing CAF
International Wheelchair Aviators
J and R Company
J.P. DuBois Wellness
KBHR Radio 93.3
Mom's Gourmet Candles
Nannette's Magnetic Jewelry
Orange County 99's
Retro Air Designs
Seven Stars Foundation, Inc.
United States Air Force Recruiters
United States Army Recruiters
United States Forest Service Youth Conservation Corps
United States Marine Corp. League, V.C. Detachment 1038
United States Marines Recruiters
United States Wildfire Prevention Volunteers/Air Tanker Base Team
Just in Time Skydivers
Mountain Fifes and Drums Corp.
Kid's World - Inflatable Rat Race Obstacle Course; Sabretooth Slide
and Fire Dog
Glenn Smith Biplane Rides
Bear Valley Cruisers
Big Bear Rodriders
Peak Climbing Wallm