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Great Pacific Air Show Wow!

Published on: October 04, 2019


Editor’s Note: Author & contributor Craig MacDonald has seen many spectacular aerial displays in his years as a newspaper reporter. He covered the airline industry, including two of the biggest plane crashes in American history.  So when he hears roaring thunder, he looks up in the sky.

The Great Pacific Airshow ‘Wows’ in Huntington Beach

By Craig MacDonald

Air Shows are always exciting & The Great Pacific Airshow ( south of the Huntington Beach Pier, will leave you in awe.

Many of the jets not only create a thundering roar that may cause you to shake but they literally create a buzz with most who hear or see them. It’s a seldom-seen “Wow” that becomes the “talk of the town.”

The stunts you see–like red, white & blue contrails appearing almost instantly in the sky, the dive-bombing rolls, the beyond belief speed is definitely something you don’t get to see very often. It’s something you always remember.

Whether you bought tickets to watch this from the sand south of the Huntington Beach Pier or you’re like others, elsewhere in town, who see it for free, it indeed catches your attention, causing you to rivet your eyes upward in hopes of catching at least part of the aerial flash dance that’s here one moment, gone the next. Read the story…>

California ‘WOW’ Air Shows!

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH: The Great Pacific Air Show Oct.4-6, 2019
  • SACRAMENTO: California Capitol Airshow Oct.5-6 featuring The World-Famous USN Blue Angels!
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week Oct.6-14 featuring The World-Famous USN Blue Angels!
  • APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Air Show & Car Display
  • LANCASTER: Los Angeles County Air Show Oct.18-20
  • SAN BERNARDINO: SBD Fest Air Show, Car & Motorcycle Show Nov.2-3


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