HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The Second Annual Scheyden Catalina Air Show has been moved to Oct. 26-27.
One of Southern California’s most scenic and historic harbors, Catalina routinely plays host to numerous events, so the City Council and organizers agreed that a new weekend would enhance the airshow by making it the sole attraction, officials with Scheyden Precision Eyewear said.
“After getting fully involved to save the airshow it deserves a weekend where no other competing events were taking place in the harbor,” says Jeff Herold, company founder and an instrument-rated private pilot. “This new date allows for more performers, more attendees and participant lodging resulting in a world-class air show at a gorgeous venue.”
A centerpiece of the Scheyden Catalina Air Show is Team Scheyden’s “Super Dave” Mathieson flying the customized Scheyden MX2 advanced aerobatic aircraft.
Other pilots scheduled to appear in the Saturday flight portion of the show include Clay Lacy in his DC-3 and John Collver in an A-T6. Also flying over Avalon Bay will be Team Rocket Aerobatics from Canada, Melissa Pemberton in The Edge 540, Jon Melby in his “Muscle” Bi-Plane and the Red Bull Helicopter flown by Chuck Aaron, the only pilot in the U.S. licensed to perform with a helicopter. The planes will be on display for spectators to view throughout the weekend at the Airport in the Sky.
“There is no other place like Catalina to hold such a great spectator event,” says Dan Teckenoff, creator of the Scheyden Catalina Air Show. “We were thrilled when Jeff and Scheyden came to the airshow’s rescue as title sponsor and now he’s worked with the island to maximize attendance and create a must-see for aviation fans this fall.”