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California Air Shows

EL CENTRO: NAF El Centro Blue Angels  Air Show March 16, 2019

SALINAS: California International Air Show March 23-24, 2019
Salinas Municipal Airport
30 Mortensen Ave.
Salinas, CA
$25-up, salinasairshow.com
High in the sky California International Airshow Salinas Performers: U. S. Navy Blue Angels | Robosaurus | Sean D. Tucker | Jerry Conley and the Vampire Jet | The Wall of Fire | Eric Tucker | Jess Rodriguez Sky Diving | Fat Albert | Rob Reider Airshow Announcer

SONOMA: Sonoma Valley (Schellville Airport) Display Days  Second Full Weekend of Every Month, 12-4 p.m.
Sonoma Valley Airport
23980 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA
sonomavalleyairport.com
January 12-13, 2019 | -  February 9-10, 2019 | March 9-10, 2019 | April 13-14, 2019 | May 11-12, 2019 | June 8-9, 2019 | July 13-14, 2019 | August 10-11, 2019 | September 14-15, 2019 | October 12-13, 2019 | November 9-10, 2019 | December 14-15, 2019
Numerous vintage and veteran aircraft on display both days. Sonoma Valley Airport was started by Waldemar "Wally" Reichelt not long after Wally was discharged from the US Army at the end of WWII.

TRAVIS: Thunder Over The Bay Air Show March 30-31, 2019, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Travis Air Force Base 
Travis Air Force Base, CA
Free, travis.af.mil/
News/Article/1708279/2019-air-show-
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The U.S. Thunderbirds are their headliner this year. The two-day event will be free and open to the public. The event theme is Honoring Hometown Heroes and will recognize admirable individuals and groups, both military and civilian, from throughout the Northern California community.  Performances run between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to the headliner event, there are U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team as well as the F-22 Raptor and C-17 Globemaster III demonstration teams. Static displays from flying units from around the nation, Travis' own aircraft and displays from both CalFire and the California Highway Patrol and a fun zone for ages 10 and under keep people busy looking up, while staying grounded.  2019 air show performers and static displays offer similar acts from past years.

HALF MOON BAY: Pacific Coast Dream Machines Car and Air Show April 28, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Half Moon Bay Airport, California
$25, miramarevents.com

CHINO: Planes of Fame May 4-5, 2019
planesoffame.org
7000 Merrill Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
$15-75 approx.
Annual Air Show - Held in May, over 40 historic aircraft performing, as well as a salute to 1942, when U.S. military forces began turning the tide of WWII. Planes of Fame Air Museum

GUSTINE: Airport Fly-in May 18, 2019 at Gustine Airport. gustinechamberofcommerce.com

REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest May 18-19, 2019
Redlands, CA Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Redlands Municipal Airport
$, hangar24airfest.com

SAN CARLOS: Biggest Little Air Show - at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos June 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Flight demonstrations. Big things come in  Location: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA.
Tickets:  hiller.org

FULLERTON: Airport Day June 22, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission Fullerton Municipal Airport, 4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue
This is NOT an air show. It includes static displays of vintage and modern aircraft, aircraft fly-by's, aviation-related exhibits and booths, and classic automobiles. The Orange County Fire Authority, Anaheim Police Departments and the California Highway Patrol will display their air operations based at Fullerton Airport. Airplane and helicopter rides are often available for a donation cityoffullerton.com

COLUMBIA: Columbia Airport Father's Day Fly In June 15-16, 2019
fathersdayflyin.org
South Airport Drive
Columbia, CA
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. BBQ 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Annual Father's Day Fly-In begins with a traditional Father's Day Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on both days. The entire family will enjoy seeing the Experimental, Classic and Warbird aircraft, along with airplane and biplane rides, aviation vendor booths, food and beverage booths, CDF aircraft and demonstrations, aircraft fly-bys, a Saturday night BBQ and more! Activities will also include a spot landing and flour bombing contest. Don't miss this year's event, it promises to be fun for everyone! Warbirds and slurry drop demos in the past have been held by California Department of Forestry from S-2s and helicopters led by an OV-10.

BIG BEAR CITY: Big Bear Air Fair July 6, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Big Bear City Airport held every other year. The spectacular aircraft event at Big Bear City Airport is both affordable and fun. What a great escape from the heat of L.A. Admission: $2 per person; $1 - 11yrs. and under. Address: 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City, Ca. bigbearcityairport.com

TRUCKEE: Truckee Tahoe Air Show July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission
Opening ceremony at 10 a.m.
truckeetahoeairshow.com

COLUSA: Colusa County Old Tyme Fly-In July 13, 2019
Colusa County Airport 
The Colusa County Aviation Association 23rd annual Colusa County Old Tyme Fly-in at the Colusa County Airport, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa.  Pancake Breakfast with pancake, sausage and eggs  starts at 7:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m. for the furthest traveled, best appearing aircraft, people's favorite and oldest aircraft. Email ccag@countyofcolusa.org.

CAMARILLO: Wings Over Camarillo August 17-18, 2019
$tickets, wingsovercamarillo.com
Camarillo Airport
Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. Gates Open at 9 a.m.

SANTA ROSA: Wings Over Wine Country September 28-29, 2019
wingsoverwinecountry.org
Santa Rosa Wings Over Wine Country at Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport wingsoverwinecountry.org
pacificcoastairmuseum.org
$20 admission approx.
Aerobats, several military jet fighter demos, military fly-bys, police helicopter rescue demo, and privately owned ex-military jets like L-39s, Strikemasters, and Fouga Magsiters), firefighting airplanes, skydiving, RC aircraft, plenty of warbirds and more! 

SAN DIEGO:  MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show  September 28-29, 2019
miramarairshow.com
Blue Angels as well as several fighter jet demos and military fly-bys and a simulated battle with tanks, Harriers, Horners, C-130s, Howitzers, dozens of Marines, and several helicopters (Cobras, Hueys, Sea Knights, and H-53s and more. Cost: free admission

SANTA MARIA: Giant Scale Fly In July 6, 2019
Elks Field
4100 S. US 101
Santa Maria, CA 93455
trivalleyrcmodelers.com

CLEAR LAKE: Seaplane Splash In September 6-7, 2019
lakecochamber.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH:  The Great Pacific Airshow October 4-6, 2019
pacificairshow.com

SACRAMENTO: California Capitol Airshow October 5-6, 2019 featuring The Blue Angels
Mather Airport 
californiacapitalairshow.com

SAN FRANCISCO FLEET WEEK October 6-14, 2019
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Fleet Week, see: fleetweeksf.org

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Air Show & Car Display 
October 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$5 approx., free under age 12 years
Apple Valley Airport
21600 Corwin Road
Apple Valley, California 92307
applevalleyairshow.com
Victor Valley's only airshow with aerobatics, warbirds, wingwalkers and more takes over Apple Valley skies! Presented by the San Bernardino County Department of Airports. Vendors, food, airplane exhibitions and fun for the whole family awaits.

LANCASTER: Los Angeles County Air Show October 18-20, 2019
William J. Fox Airport, Lancaster lacountyairshow.com | destinationlancasterca.org/ event/los-angeles-county-air-show/693/
William J. Fox Airport, 4555 West Avenue G, CA.  General Admission Tickets: Adults: $25 | Children (6-11): $20 | Military:
$, lacountyairshow.com.
Lancaster Gate General Parking: $10
Features pyrobatic night show and concert with Country star Craig Morgan, shockwave jet truck and more! 

GRASS VALLEY: Nevada County Airport Display Day January 12, 2019
Nevada County Airport, Grass Valley, CA
facebook.com/AuburnAirFair | ncairfest.com
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. approx.
Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley
 Past Air Fest events have included Saturday Family Festival: Pancake Breakfast; Fly-bys of Warbirds, Jets, Experimentals, Antiques, Classics, Air Tankers, R/C Models, Air Racers. Bounce houses for kids, Classic Cars, food and beverages for purchase, open house and base tour. 

SAN BERNARDINO: SBD Fest Air Show, Car & Motorcycle Show November 2-3, 2019
San Bernardino International Airport
$20 approx., sbdfest.com
 Aerial performances, static air craft display, a car show, a motorcycle stunt rider and benefit concert featuring Thompson Square.

WATSONVILLE: Wings Over Watsonville Fire in the Sky 4th of July Celebration July 3, 2019
Free admission, cityofwatsonville.org
entertainment, activities and attractions include: music, art, crafts, food, vendors. Lots of aircraft and flying demonstrations.

LONG BEACH: Festival of Flight  November 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Long Beach Airport
3590 E Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free, lgb.org
Long Beach Airport's annual Festival of Flight, a free community celebration featuring aircraft on static display, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music. This year's event will feature a C-17 from March Airforce Base and much more! All ages are welcome and no pets are allowed, except service animals. Parking is free and available on the corner of E. Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way.

Past Events

RIVERSIDE Riverside Airshow no show in 2019, returns in 2020
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission
Riverside Airport
6951 Flight Road
Riverside, CA 92504
riversideca.gov
Presented by the City of Riverside at Riverside Airport includes an Open House & Airshow! One of Riverside's two largest family entertainment events which attracts over 90,000 spectators, this free admission day of entertainment includes Military Aircraft, Warbirds/Replicas, Classic Car Show, Military Vehicles, Aerobatics, Helicopter Displays and Aviation Vendors. Event features more than 200 acres of aircraft displays, helicopter displays and community group exhibits.

Lake In The Sky Air Show
Lake Tahoe Airport Welcome

LONG BEACH:  Special Olympics Plane Pull August 18
2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Long Beach Airport
2830 E Wardlow Rd
sosc.org
Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the 13th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport. Kid Friendly Featuring Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics  "Guardians of the Flame" and raising funds & awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Southern California. Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is renowned today for its modern design and architecture, local eateries, and easygoing travel experience.

LOS ALAMITOS: Canceled in 2017, 2018 Wings Wheels Rotors Expo Los Alamitos
losalchamber.com
wwrexpo.org

THERMAL: Jacqueline Cochran Air Show  2019 no info
featuring military demonstrations and aerobatic stunt pilots on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport  56850 Higgins Dr.  Thermal, CA 92274 jcairshow.com
The show, put on by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Authority and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, will feature performances from the United States Air Force. The Viper West Demo Team will be performing precision aerial maneuvers, demonstrating the unique capabilities of the F-16 fighter jet. Over 50 food, merchandise and specialty booths, vintage, military and civilian aircraft on display. Kids' Zone is filled with face-painters, giant bouncers, slides and more. With Free admission, parking & a Kids' Zone, you will not want to miss this spectacular community event!

UPLAND: Cable Air Show 2019 was cancelled due to new construction in a major area of the airport used for show activities. The 75th Airport Anniversary in 2020 may include this grand, annual air show tradition.
Annual event held at Upland's Cable Airport
cableairport.com

LINCOLN: Lincoln Air Fest no info
Lincoln Regional Airport
facebook.com/Lincoln-AirFest -1518316851811352/


 

 

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