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Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow
October 19-21, 2018
Surf City Spotlight
All eyes look to the sky during the Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow featuring spectacular stunts from fleets of planes and jets flying over the Pacific Ocean in the only beachfront airshow on the West Coast. Flying begins at noon each day with many of the aerobatic maneuvers happening over “show center” on Huntington City Beach.
During the inaugural show in 2016, onlookers witnessed the USAF Thunderbirds soar and roar overhead in an impressive hour-long demonstration featuring F-16 Fighting Falcons flying wingtip to wingtip. The Thunderbirds were joined by the flying aces of the Breitling Jet Team. Known as the world's largest professional civilian flight team, the renowned aerobatic aviators showcased the fast and powerful L-39 Albatross aircraft with precise and dramatic maneuvers.
The 2nd annual show will feature the US Navy Blue Angels, along with the RCAF Snowbirds, in what is sure to be a spectacular event on September 29 - October 1, 2017. Those planning ahead even further ahead can set their calendars for the 3rd annual show on October 20-21, 2018, with returning headliners, the USAF Thunderbirds.
The Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow is free to the public with a large event footprint spanning Huntington City Beach at Beach Boulevard. Grab a spot on the sand for optimal viewing and easy access to vendor exhibits, food trucks, and other souvenirs. Reserved seating tickets are also available for purchase at hbairshow.com.
Pilots don't fly without a checklist, why should you? Use this checklist of helpful tips to optimize your Airshow experience:
Be prepared for traffic delays. Plan ahead by utilizing Uber, Lyft, carpooling or taking the shuttle buses and being prepared to walk.
Obey all posted parking signs. The last thing you want after a fun day is a parking ticket.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! A day in the sun is fun, but be sure to drink plenty of water and bring snacks.
Protect yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and umbrellas.
Ear protection is highly encouraged due to the nature of the event - especially for children.
Cameras and binoculars are a great way to capture the action.
Please note though that this a NO DRONE ZONE.