The 14th Annual Wings Over Gillespie, at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, will commemorate the 65th Anniversary of D-Day with air shows complete with aerial attack and dogfight re-enactments, and a display of more than 40 World War II aircraft including bombers, fighters, helicopters and more. The event is scheduled for June 6 and 7. Gillespie Field is about 20 minutes east of downtown San Diego.
There will be a youth educational day will take place on June 5, where aviation experts will give students tours of the aircraft on display and talk about aviation history. On June 6 and 7, Wings Over Gillespie will feature air shows, live entertainment, a play area for children, concession booths, and aircraft rides. Thousands of people from around the San Diego region are expected to attend the three-day event presented by Air Group One, the San Diego Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. All proceeds will benefit The World War II Flying Museum at San Diego’s Gillespie Field, said Julie Clevenger, speaking for the CFA sponsors.
Tickets for the air show are $10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for children 10 to 17 and military in uniform; and children under the age of 10 are free. Parking is $3. The entrance to the show will be at the Gillespie Field Administration Building, at 1960 Joe Crosson Drive. The gates will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the air show starting at 10 a.m.
For more information: 619-448-4505 or www.wingsovergillespie.org