The Southern California Air Show, held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB) in Riverside County, featured the Thunderbirds and the the Patriots Jet Team.
A rare reunion
The Point Mugu Air Show had a rare reunion: Both the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds performed at the 2023 show.
Air show returns to Edwards after 13 years
What’s so special about this air show? For starters, it is the only air show in the United States where supersonic speed is permitted. On the Saturday I attended, there were no less than four sonic booms during the day’s flying!
Air show raises millions for local charities
First held in 1981, the California International Airshow Salinas has raised more than $8 million for local charities, and had an economic impact of about $4.4 million for Salinas Municipal Airport.
The return of the Central Coast Airfest
This show had something for everyone: Civilian performers, warbirds, modern jets, vintage jets, skydivers, and more warbirds.
The Wrath of Karl
Fog is synonymous with San Francisco — you could almost consider it a tourist attraction itself. Sometime during 2010, this meteorological phenomenon was named Karl the Fog by some online pranksters and the name stuck. This year Karl decided to watch the airshow too, slowly enveloping the Golden Gate Bridge as the clock ticked down to the opening act.
Sweet Sixteen for the California Capital Airshow
Taking place in Sacramento, the capital of California, the California Capital Airshow is billed as one of the major airshows in the Golden State. The 16th year of this popular event drew a weekend turnout of more than 85,000 airshow fans to Sacramento Mather Airport (KMHR) in September 2022.
The Biggest Little Air Show
The ninth annual Biggest Little Air Show, put on by the Hiller Aviation Museum at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California, boasted not only perfect weather, but a sold-out show.
Fans flock to Wings Over Camarillo
Wings Over Camarillo is a fan favorite among air shows and 2022 was even better with a huge presence of airplanes from Planes of Fame.
Family fun at the Truckee Tahoe Air Show
This was a very pleasant airshow to attend: It wasn’t super crowded, had lots of good food and drink at reasonable prices, and was full of friendly fellow air show fans. Also, did I mention that it was free?
Air show returns to Hawaii after seven years
The Blue Angels headlined the 2022 Kaneohe Bay Air Show, the first air show in Hawaii since 2015.
An interesting way to respond to a noise complaint
When a resident complained about noise at California’s Tracy Municipal Airport, they probably didn’t think it would result in an aerobatic competition.