Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Huntington Beach’s Pacific Airshow will debut this weekend

Airplane lovers can enjoy this weekend, as the Pacific Airshow returns to Huntington Beach for the first time since 2019.

Featuring flyovers and stunts performed by the US Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the US Air Force ACC F-35 Demo Team, and others, the event seeks to be a celebration of the patriotism and awe-inspiring feats of aviation.

This year’s show, which was missed last year due to the pandemic, will be unique as the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds will join the lineup on all three days of the show, making it the second time in US history that three North American jet teams—the Blue Angels , Snowbirds and Thunderbirds—will perform together in an airshow.

“It is an honor to say that the Thunderbirds will be an understatement to join us again,” event director Kevin Elliott said in a press release. “The lineup of the 2011 Pacific Airshow will become a thing of legend as kids grow up to say, ‘I remember when all three North American jet teams flew together in Huntington Beach. If you know, or may not know, anything about the airshow, you won’t want to miss out on this spectacle.”

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(courtesy of Lawrence Sherwin)

The show began in 2016, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to Huntington Beach for the event, showcasing the best in military and civilian flight from around the world. The event is so popular that it attracts people from Europe and Asia and has generated an economic impact of over $100 million for Huntington Beach.

The Thunderbirds took the time to rework their air show performances due to the cancellation of the 2020 season, and will begin their new routine this year with structures that tell a story of patriotism, American ingenuity, teamwork, and inspiration. Huh. Viewers will get to see an all-new maneuver called Rapid Recovery, as well as other modified maneuvers to showcase the flight and combat capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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Yug Times Photos
(courtesy of Lawrence Sherwin)

The event will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with some ticket options already sold out.

The Pacific Airshow was also recognized at the US Airforce Thunderbirds Civilian Show Sight of the Year in 2018 and 2019, making it the first air show in history to win the award for two consecutive years.

While the show can be viewed from afar, the show offers tickets for $25 for general admission for select seating, $40 for pier seating, a kebab and more with no process to purchase.

This year there will also be an Afterburner Music Festival, where live music will be played by popular bands on October 1st and 2nd from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Exhibits include Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Sam Hunt, X Ambassadors, and more. Tickets can be purchased for either $79 for general admission for the night or $179 for VIP.

Drew Van Voorhees


Drew Van Voorhees is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken many viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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