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Pacific Airshow announces 2022 show dates, headliners in ...

12-04-2022 · 6 hours ago · Print. The Pacific Airshow is returning to Huntington Beach in 2022. This year, event director Kevin Elliott just hopes for better fortune. The …

12-04-2022

The Pacific Airshow is returning to Huntington Beach in 2022.

This year, event director Kevin Elliott just hopes for better fortune.

The aviation spectacle will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Air Force, will be returning along with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to soar over the beach in Surf City.

“It’s really exciting to have both of them coming back again for 2022,” Elliott said, adding that the Thunderbirds will be making their fifth appearance at the show and the Snowbirds their fourth. “We’re locked in and ready to roll ... It’s going to be our biggest and best year yet by far in 2022.”

Additionally, Elliott said that the Afterburner Music Festival, which debuted last year, will return to Huntington City Beach on the Friday and Saturday night of the show. Performers have yet to be announced.

The Thunderbirds recently completed their four-month training program to be ready for this year’s show season. Their maneuvers now include a six-step display, which is new for the performance squadron, while the Snowbirds will return with their popular “aerial ballet” style of maneuvers.

The Pacific Airshow first took place in 2016 but has been hit with misfortune in recent years. The 2020 event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the final day of last year’s show was called off after a massive oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds criss-cross each other at the 2019 airshow.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds criss-cross each other at the 2019 airshow.

Elliott, who has put on the show with his Code Four production company since 2018, said the company remains in the process of refunding 100% of the Sunday tickets for last year’s event. The forced cancellation of the final day cost millions of dollars in revenue.

In 2019 the show generated more than 5 million of economic impact in Huntington Beach alone, according to a study commissioned by Visit Huntington Beach.

About 740,000 people visited the airshow in that year, according to the study.

Elliott, a Huntington Beach resident, said much of last year’s cancellation is unresolved with the city. But he remains optimistic for this year’s event, with more lineup announcements being unveiled in the coming weeks.

“We’re creating the No. 1 airshow in the U.S., and possibly the No. 1 airshow in the world,” he said. “From a local’s perspective, this has become a community event that we’re proud to have hosted here. I’m very proud to deliver an event that’s safe, family friendly and patriotic but also delivers significant economic impacts for our community.”

The Pacific Airshow has an app available for more information. Elliott said plans are in place for the event to be broadcast live on Hulu for the second straight year.

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Pacific Airshow

Our Huntington Beach Airshow tickets offer one of the best views of the airshow as we’re on the water, and you won’t have to worry about traffic and parking. Dana Point Whale Watching Included with Our Huntington Beach Airshow Tickets

Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 2021

Departure time: 9 am

Capacity: Although Lily is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 49 guests, for this memorable Pacific Airshow trip, we’re limiting capacity to 36.

Additional information:

  • Due to the extended trip duration, we do not recommend children under the age of 8 attending.

Whale Watching Bonus:

  • En route to and from the Pacific Airshow, we’ll be looking for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and all other marine wildlife.

SPECIAL OPTION Airshow Private Charter: Enjoy the air show from the comfort of a private boat. Just your group of up to 6 guests, plus our crew, aboard our motor yacht ORCA. Learn more and reserve now.

Join us aboard our luxury power catamaran, Lily, for an extraordinary safari to view the Pacific Airshow. The current lineup (subject to change) includes performances and demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Air Force ACC F-35 Demo Team, U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Demo Team, U.S. Navy EA-18G Legacy Flight Demo Team, and more. Our Huntington Beach Airshow tickets offer one of the best views of the airshow as we’re on the water, and you won’t have to worry about traffic and parking.

Dana Point Whale Watching Included with Our Huntington Beach Airshow Tickets

On the way to and from the Pacific Airshow, you’ll have the opportunity to view dolphins, whales, and other kinds of marine wildlife that reside around Dana Point.

Gray whale surfaces near luxury whale watching catamaran Lily

Special Guest Narrator

Considered the voice of youth in aviation, Matt Stumpf is one of the leading experts in aviation history and aerobatics.

Since 2016 “Shorty” has had the opportunity to be the voice of aviation throughout Southern California and the west coast at events such as the Riverside Airshow, March Field Air and Space Expo, The Planes of Fame Air Show, Apple Valley Airshow, and many more. Recently he was invited to narrate the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, for the Jet and Unlimited classes, for NBC Sports.

Matt takes a unique approach to narrating the amazing aerobatics on display at the Pacific Airshow. You’ll learn insider stories about the pilots and planes and enjoy the history of the airshow told through Matt’s high energy, often comedic, commentary.

About the Boat

Lily is 65 feet of comfort and luxury. She is a fast and stable power catamaran with a maximum capacity of 49 passengers, although it’s limited to just 36 guests for this unique excursion to and from the Pacific Airshow.

Upscale whale watching catamaran Lily surrounded by dolphins in front of Dana Point

Lily’s first floor features a heated and air-conditioned main cabin and a fully equipped galley. You’ll feel at home relaxing on cushioned bar stools, the sofa, or at the dinette. Panoramic windows on both sides of the cabin offer breathtaking views of the ocean, coastline, and animals. Thanks to our underwater bow camera, a large TV provides underwater views of bow-riding dolphins next to our boat. Also located on the first floor is the guest bathroom.

You’ll also want to head upstairs to the second floor to enjoy fresh air on the covered upper sundeck that offers protection from the elements. Place your refreshments on the cocktail tables and relax on cushioned benches while marveling at the aerobatics on display at Pacific Airshow!

Be sure to visit the fully enclosed pilothouse, where you can relax at a table with cushioned seating and chat with the Captain. The climate-controlled pilothouse features wrap-around windows, so you won’t miss a minute of the action!

After leaving the pilothouse, spend some time relaxing on our specially designed bow. This area offers wrap-around cushioned seating, cushioned backrests, cup holders, and rails enclosed with Lexan® glass for wind protection. Supreme comfort and convenience are readily available wherever you turn during our unique Pacific Airshow excursion!

And don’t forget to stop by our micro-museum featuring whale and dolphin artifacts! You’ll be amazed by our realistic life-size, common dolphin, and stunning photographic art that immerses you in our undersea world. And last (but not least), Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat when you return to the dock!

Please note Lily is not equipped with Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods.

Book your whale watching and Huntington Beach airshow tickets with Capt. Dave’s today!

Pacific Airshow 2021 in Huntington Beach: Navy Leap Frogs ...

02-10-2021 · HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Day 2 of the fifth annual Pacific Airshow got underway in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, featuring demonstrations by the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

02-10-2021
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Day 2 of the fifth annual Pacific Airshow got underway in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, featuring demonstrations by the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.This year's show marks only the second time that the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Canadian Forces Snowbirds were set to perform at the same event.The Navy Leap Frog parachute team was scheduled to be first up."Luckily we're blessed with beautiful weather here in Huntington Beach," said Nick Fajardo, who was set to jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. "I could not ask for a better place to jump or a better place to be for this wonderful event."The Leap Frogs were expected to jump at 10:20 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

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"We're going to be doing some CREW, which is canopy relative work," Fajardo told ABC7. "So essentially we have two guys open their parachutes and ram them into each other and build these really great formations in the sky. Anywhere from two people can connect together to three or four people, connected by their legs or parachutes."
WATCH | Behind the scenes at the Pacific Airshow 2021 in Huntington Beach

The Pacific Airshow was televised LIVE from beautiful Huntington Beach, California, exclusively on Hulu!


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Photos: Pacific Airshow thunders over Huntington Beach ...

02-10-2021 · The 5th annual Huntington Beach Airshow began Friday morning at the beach in Surf City, continuing through Sunday afternoon. For the second time in history, North America’s three jet teams ...

02-10-2021

The 5th annual Huntington Beach Airshow began Friday morning at the beach in Surf City, continuing through Sunday afternoon.

For the second time in history, North America’s three jet teams — the Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Canadian Forces Snowbirds — will perform at the same airshow.

It is free to the public, though there are also ticketed options available. The schedule is available by downloading the app. There is also the Afterburner Music Festival, set on the beach on Friday and Saturday nights after the last jet has landed.

Greg Colyer flies his Lockheed T-33 over the beach

Greg Colyer flies his Lockheed T-33 over the beach.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly in formation over the ocean

Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly in formation over the ocean.

Spectators watch as aircraft perform during the Pacific Airshow

Spectators on the beach watch as aircraft perform.

A Huntington Beach lifeguard plugs his ears as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive

A Huntington Beach lifeguard plugs his ears as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky.

Spectators on the beach watch as a stunt plane pilot performs

Spectators on the beach watch as a stunt plane pilot performs.

Emma Lewis, 8, of Las Vegas plugs her ears as a Navy EA-18 Growler flies over

Emma Lewis, 8, of Las Vegas plugs her ears as a Navy EA-18 Growler flies over.

Michael Wiskus flies his biplane past an Orange County fire boat

Michael Wiskus flies his biplane past an Orange County fire boat.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly in formation.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly in formation over spectators on the Huntington Beach Pier.

U.S. Air Force F-35 streaks over the ocean

U.S. Air Force F-35 streaks over the ocean.

U.S. Navy Leap Frogs

Spectators watch U.S. Navy Leap Frogs in action.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds break formation over the ocean

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds break formation over the ocean.

Ari Anival, 8, left, covers his ears as he and brother Uri, 7, right, watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Ari Anival, 8, left, covers his ears as he and brother Uri, 7, right, watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky.
USAF Thunderbirds 2022 Airshow Schedule Released ...

07-12-2021 · April 30-May 1: Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 14-15: Inland Northwest Skyfest – Fairchild AFB, WA May 21-22: Dover AFB Open House & Airshow – Dover AFB, DE May 25: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation – USAF Academy, CO May 29: Indianapolis 500 Flyover – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

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Home » Schedules » USAF Thunderbirds 2022 Airshow Schedule Released

Here is the 2022 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! Will you see them in 2022? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show!

Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our airshow calendar for an updated list of airshows and aviation events, plus this and other major schedules all listed in one place! You can also check our forums for discussion on the schedule and shows!

2022 US Air Force Thunderbirds Appearance Schedule (as of 12/7/2021)

March 19-20: Luke Days Air and Space Expo – Luke AFB, AZ
March 26-27: Wings Over Columbus – Columbus AFB, MS

April 2-3: Shaw Air Expo/Thunder Over the Midlands – Shaw AFB, Sumter, SCApril 9-10: SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo – Lakeland, FLApril 23-24: The Great Texas Airshow – JB San Antonio-Kelly Field, TX

April 30-May 1: Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 14-15: Inland Northwest Skyfest – Fairchild AFB, WAMay 21-22: Dover AFB Open House & Airshow – Dover AFB, DEMay 25: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation – USAF Academy, CO

May 29: Indianapolis 500 Flyover – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

June 4-5: Fort Wayne Open House/Airshow – Fort Wayne, INJune 11-12: OC Air Show – Ocean City, MDJune 18-19: Grand Forks AFB Air Show – Grand Forks AFB, ND

June 25-26: Warriors Over the Wasatch Air & Space Show – Hill AFB, Ogden, UT

July 2-3: Battle Creek Air Show & Balloon Festival – Battle Creek, MIJuly 16-17: Duluth Air and Aviation Expo – Duluth, MNJuly 23-24: Flight Over the Falls – Great Falls, MTJuly 27: Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY

July 30-31: Arctic Thunder Air Show and Open House – JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, AK

August 6-7: Abbotsford International Airshow – Abbotsford, BC, CanadaAugust 20-21: Oregon International Airshow (McMinnville) – McMinnville, ORAugust 24: Atlantic City Airshow – Atlantic City, NJ

August 27-28: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Armed Forces Airshow – Avoca, PA

September 3-4: KC AirShow – New Century, KSSeptember 10-11: New York International Airshow – New Windsor, NYSeptember 17-18: JB Andrews Air Show – JB Andrews, Camp Springs, MD

September 24-25: Frontiers in Flight Open House & Air Show – McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS

October 1-2: The Great Pacific Airshow – Huntington Beach, CAOctober 15-16: Aerospace Valley Air Show – Edwards AFB, Lancaster, CAOctober 22-23: Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show – Fort Worth, TX

October 29-30: Central Florida Air and Space Show – Sanford, FL

November 5-6: Aviation Nation Air Show – Nellis AFB, Las Vegas NV

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The Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow will take place October 19- 21, 2018 over the sands in Huntington Beach, California. Cruise Newport Beach is offering a unique on the water view of this amazing air show in Huntington Beach. Cruises for the Huntington Beach Air Show will depart at 11:00AM and return at approximately 5:00PM over the three-day event. THE BREITLING …

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Get a front row, on the water seat for the Huntington Beach Air Show! The Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow will take place October 19- 21, 2018 over the sands in Huntington Beach, California. Cruise Newport Beach is offering a unique on the water view of this amazing air show in Huntington Beach. Cruises for the Huntington Beach Air Show will depart at 11:00AM and return at approximately 5:00PM over the three-day event.

THE BREITLING HUNTINGTON BEACH AIRSHOW LINE-UP:

Breitling Jet Team – With its fast and powerful aircraft piloted by flying aces, this unique aerobatics team illustrates the brand’s cherished values: performance, precision, aesthetic sophistication and innovation.

The Thunderbirds – The United States Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen.

Mike Goulian – Red Bull Air Race Competitor, Airshow Performer, and 1995 US National Aerobatic Champion.

VFA-122 Super Hornet – The Tactical Demonstration team flies the single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F as close to the “edge of the envelope” as safety and prudence allow.

The Screamin Sasquatch – John Klatt Airshows and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky teamed up to create a one of a kind plane which is powered by two different engines. This airplane was a classic 1929 Taperwing, which was the plane of choice for barnstorms in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Kirby Chambliss – Two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion, five-time United States National Aerobatic Champion and has acquired 13 medals at the World Championships!

C-47 Dakota, “Willa Dean” – One of the most complete and original 1940’s C-47s currently in operation. “Willa Dean” carries the colors of the 440th Troop Carrier Group’s 97th Troop Carrier Squadron, complete with D-Day Invasion Stripes.

Bill Stein – Logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flights including competitive aerobatics and years of flying on the world famous Red Baron Stearman Squadron. Bill also gives back to the air show community by mentoring new air show pilots including coaching the “Stars of Tomorrow” team.

David Martin – developer of the “Breitling Tourbillon”, a maneuver that involves a series of turns and spins mirroring the highly technical Breitling watch that compensates for variations in time, which occur when a watch is in a vertical position – defying the effects of gravity.

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Huntington Beach Airshow Parking

15-09-2021 · Due to an oil leak off of our coast, the City of Huntington Beach has made the decision to cancel the final day of the 2021 Pacific Airshow scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021. An additional statement will be made once more information becomes available. In the meantime we ask that all Pacific Airshow patrons pass along news of the cancellation to their …

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PACIFIC AIRSHOW CANCELLED OCTOBER 3, 2021

Due to an oil leak off of our coast, the City of Huntington Beach has made the decision to cancel the final day of the 2021 Pacific Airshow scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021. An additional statement will be made once more information becomes available. In the meantime we ask that all Pacific Airshow patrons pass along news of the cancellation to their family and friends. Thank you.

[The Pacific Airshow flies into Huntington Beach October 1-3, 2021 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Air Force ACC F-35 Demo Team and the U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey Demo Team, and others, in what is sure to be a spectacular event. Show centered is at Huntington St. & Pacific Coast Highway.]

There is no free shuttle service this year for the airshow.

Where to park for the Huntington Beach Airshow. 

Huntington City Beach Parking Lot 

Location: South of Huntington Beach Pier, on the side of Pacific Coast Highway adjacent to the beach. (Enter at Huntington Street and Beach Boulevard.) 

5 AM - 10 PM

  • Rate: .00 

  • Parking from 1st Street to Huntington Street will be closed. Enter at Huntington Street and Beach Boulevard.

  • Handicap parking will be available and is the same price as regular parking

  • Need more information? Call (714) 536-5281

  • 12PM – 5PM: .00 (to be collected upon entering garage)

  • 5PM to 9pm: .00 (to be collected upon entering garage)

  • .00 for every 15 minutes

  • .00 max daily

  • Valet Rates: flat rate for 10am-5pm.

    flat rate after 5pm

Credit Cards only accepted. 

The entrance is right next to CVS. 

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Pacific Airshow 2021 in Huntington Beach: Navy Leap …

02-10-2021 · HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Day 2 of the fifth annual Pacific Airshow got underway in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, featuring demonstrations by the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

02-10-2021
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Day 2 of the fifth annual Pacific Airshow got underway in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, featuring demonstrations by the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.This year's show marks only the second time that the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Canadian Forces Snowbirds were set to perform at the same event.The Navy Leap Frog parachute team was scheduled to be first up."Luckily we're blessed with beautiful weather here in Huntington Beach," said Nick Fajardo, who was set to jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. "I could not ask for a better place to jump or a better place to be for this wonderful event."The Leap Frogs were expected to jump at 10:20 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

MORE | How to watch the Pacific Airshow


"We're going to be doing some CREW, which is canopy relative work," Fajardo told ABC7. "So essentially we have two guys open their parachutes and ram them into each other and build these really great formations in the sky. Anywhere from two people can connect together to three or four people, connected by their legs or parachutes."
WATCH | Behind the scenes at the Pacific Airshow 2021 in Huntington Beach

The Pacific Airshow was televised LIVE from beautiful Huntington Beach, California, exclusively on Hulu!


For more information on how to watch, head to www.hulu.com.

If you're not already a Hulu subscriber, go to www.hulu.com/pacificairshow to subscribe to catch all the airshow action!

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We can't wait to see you in the air! Two Dates Available: Friday, October 1 from 10:30AM-4:30PM ... Offshore9 will re-open to the public following the conclusion of the show at 4:30 PM. BOOK NOW! map-Pacific AirShow in the Clouds Get ... Subscribe Now. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 USA View The Waterfront Beach Resort ...

Reserve the most exclusive, premiere seating to watch the well renowned Pacific Airshow up at Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge and observe the world's best display teams demonstrate an incredible performance of aviation that will leave you speechless.

Get your head in the clouds for this special event and enjoy panoramic ocean views, craft cocktails, coastal inspired appetizers, and front row seats to this unforgettable show, all with a rooftop view!

We can't wait to see you in the air!

Two Dates Available:

  • Friday, October 1 from 10:30AM-4:30PM
  • Saturday, October 2 from 10:30AM-4:30PM

General Admission (starting at 5):

  • Jalapeno-Infused Tequila-Lime Ceviche and Nduja Flatbread
  • Fly-9 Sangria Cocktail
  • Waterfront Gift Bag
  • A seat with an aerial view of the spectacular Pacific Airshow! First come, first serve for optimal viewing.

Fire Table Top (starting at 0 - up to 4 guests):

  • Jalapeno-Infused Tequila-Lime Ceviche and Nduja Flatbread per Person
  • Fly-9 Sangria Cocktail per Person
  • Waterfront Gift Bag per Person
  • 1 Premium Charcuterie Board to Share
  • 1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Your own fire table with an aerial view of the spectacular Pacific Airshow!

North Corner Premier Seating (starting at 95 - up to 10 guests):

  • Jalapeno-Infused Tequila-Lime Ceviche and Nduja Flatbread per Person
  • Fly-9 Sangria Cocktail per Person
  • Waterfront Gift Bag per Person
  • 1 Premium Charcuterie Boards to Share
  • 3 Bottles of Sparkling Wine
  • The premier seating at Offshore9 with cozy couches, and unobstructed, aerial views of the spectacular Pacific Airshow!
Prices include tax and gratuity. Tickets are non-refundable. Limited availability. Valet parking is complimentary with paid ticket. Outside food, drinks, coolers, and chairs are prohibited. General admission is first come, first served for optimal viewing. Offshore9 will re-open to the public following the conclusion of the show at 4:30 PM.

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The 2021 Pacific Airshow is THIS WEEKEND in Huntington Beach

01-10-2021 · The Pacific Airshow is back for 2021 this weekend in Huntington Beach! From October 1st - 3rd, 2021 you can head to the beach and watch this spectacular and loved airshow.

01-10-2021
2021 Pacific Airshow

The Pacific Airshow is back for 2021 this weekend in Huntington Beach! From October 1st - 3rd, 2021 you can head to the beach and watch this spectacular and loved airshow. Over three days, the 2021 Pacific Airshow will celebrate the love, patriotism and awe-inspiring feats of aviation along with the thrill of sports, entertainment, art and technology.

Along with an action-packed lineup of events, from over-the-water aerobatic demonstrations from the world’s best display teams to live music on the beach and VIP offerings – you enjoy Southern California’s most iconic beachfront destination... Huntington Beach, California.

Where is the Best Place to Watch the Pacific Airshow?

There really are no bad areas to watch the Pacific Airshow if you are sitting on the sand of Huntington Beach. With the planes flying high across Huntington Beach, you can sit a few blocks south or north of "Show Center" and still see everything. Show Center is located on the beach across from The Waterfront Beach Resort Hilton on Pacific Coast Highway.

Show Center will also feature upgraded seating, access to the live announcer feed, and Airshow food and beverage vendors and souvenir shops. Or you can even get preferred seating on the Huntington Pier. Click here for preferred ticket seating.

How much does the Pacific Airshow Cost?

Pacific Airshow is FREE to the public! But there are upgraded seating options available for purchase if you would like reserved seating at Show Center or on the Huntington Beach Pier. You can buy 2021 Pacific Airshow tickets through the website or mobile app.

The Pacific Airshow Schedule

The 2021 Pacific Airshow lineup is one of the best ones yet with military participation from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and Canadian Air Force, along with some of the best civilian jet teams on the planet. You can enjoy watching the planes each day from the Huntington Beach sand from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Friday, October 1, 2021 is a “Rehearsal Day." This day is more casual as the jet teams get a feel for the airspace. You will still be watching a spectacular show. Parking will be easier on Friday, and the crowds will be smaller than Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, the airshow starts bright and early at 10:00am. Here is the Pacific Airshow Schedule for Saturday:

10:15am - O.C. Fire Authority Water Drop10:21am - U.S. Navy Leap Frogs - Flag Jump10:30am - Greg Colyer / Ace Maker Airshows10:43am - Michael Wiskus / Lucas Oil Airshows10:56am - Lyon Air Museum / Guardian of Freedom11:02am - Edwards B-52 Bomber Flypass11:10am - U.S. Navy F-35C Demo Team11:26am - U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Demo Team11:34am - FedEx 767 Flypass11:41am - U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds12:27pm - Michael Goulian Aerosports12:43pm - U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler Legacy Flight Demo Team12:59pm - Rob Holland / Ultimate Airshows1:12pm - Canadian Forces Snowbirds1:53pm - U.S. Air Force F-35A Lighting II Demo Team2:11pm - U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight2:26pm - Red Bull Air Force2:47pm - Orbis Flying Eye Hospital2:58pm - U.S. Army Golden Knights3:14pm - Jeff Boerboon / Yak 110

3:25pm - U.S. Navy Blue Angels

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Massive oil spill off Orange County coast closes ...

03-10-2021 · The 5th annual air show began Friday morning at the Huntington Beach Pier and drew about 1.5 million visitors to the beach on Saturday. The event was scheduled to run through Sunday afternoon.

03-10-2021

A massive oil spill off the Orange County coast has prompted the closure of beachfront areas from the Huntington Beach Pier down to Newport Beach, city officials announced early Sunday morning.

The slick, which was first reported on Saturday afternoon, is thought to come from a pipeline leak connected to an offshore oil platform known as Elly and seeped into nearby Huntington Beach, including in Talbert Marsh, which is home to about 90 species of birds, according to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy.

Officials on Sunday said they’ve measured a 5.8-mile oil plume running from the Huntington Beach Pier to Newport Beach, and was reported to be “approximately 13 square miles in size.”

On Sunday morning, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley told KTLA that oil was still leaking about five miles off the coast of Huntington Beach from the platform Elly, operated by Beta Offshore, a Long Beach, Calif., unit of Houston’s Amplify Energy. 

Martyn Willsher, president and CEO of Amplify Energy, said later on Sunday that the flow of oil had been halted, according to the Associated Press.

Willsher added that his company is focused on “getting everything rectified, remedies and recovery efforts,” as well as looking into the origins of the leak.

“It had been well-maintained through pandemics and whatnot, so we need to investigate how this happened,” Willsher said.

Platform Elly sits in federal waters off the Los Angeles County coast and processes crude oil production from two other platforms. It’s on top of a large reservoir of crude oil known as the Beta Field, which sits in waters overseen by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The oil washed ashore in sticky, black globules and seeped into the Talbert Marsh, a 25-acre wetland in Huntington Beach, officials said.

“Given the oil spill impacts, the decision was made by both the City and the State to close the ocean from the Pier all the way down to the Santa Ana River jetty,” officials stated.

Authorities are urging people to avoid the beach areas around Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

“The spill has significantly affected Huntington Beach, with substantial ecological impacts occurring at the beach and at the Huntington Beach Wetlands,” officials said in a statement.

The oil spill has also prompted the cancelation of the final day of the Great Pacific Airshow. Officials say the decision to cancel the popular event was made so that the city, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and state agencies, could focus on the cleanup and investigation of the 126,000-gallon oil spill.

"In order to facilitate clean-up efforts, and given the potential health impacts, the decision has been made to cancel the final day of the show due to yesterday's spill," officials said in a statement. "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding."

Wesley Meacham, an Irvine resident, said he and his family woke up at 3 a.m. to catch the final day of the air show, only to find out that the event was canceled.

"I was pretty bummed. We woke up at 3 in the morning and got ready to come to the air show," Meacham said. "We got here and we were told that it was canceled because of the oil, and I was just thinking how unlucky we were to have an oil spill on the day we were supposed to come."

The 5th annual air show began Friday morning at the Huntington Beach Pier and drew about 1.5 million visitors to the beach on Saturday. The event was scheduled to run through Sunday afternoon.

"The City acknowledges the gravity of the decision to cancel the final day of the iconic Pacific Airshow, and the disappointment that this decision will cause," officials stated. "However, the need for prompt and intensive intervention efforts requires complete and unfettered access to the marine environment."

Foley urged people to avoid any water activities and stay away from the coast.

"Please do not go in the water. I see that there are still some people out here fishing," Foley said. "This is a toxic area. You should not be fishing out here, and we should stay at least 50 feet from the shore."

By Sunday afternoon, Huntington Beach city officials said crews have deployed over 2,000 feet of skimmers and floating barriers known as booms at seven wetland locations in an attempt to corral the oil.

Foley added that the county has received reports of fish and birds washing up dead on the shore.

"We're asking people to avoid going to the beach and to not touch the animals... because it is toxic," Foley said.

Dr. Clayton Chau, the O.C. Health Care Agency's County Health Officer, issued a health advisory on Sunday to encourage anyone who's encountered materials from the slick to seek medical attention.

The effects on humans "may be direct and indirect, depending on the type of contact with the oil spill," Chau said.

“An initial irritation will be obvious. Additionally, contaminants may be absorbed through the skin. Even when an oil sheen may not be visible, dispersed and dissolved oil contaminants may exist in the water,” Chau said. “Please contact your family physician or call 911 if you are experiencing adverse symptoms. Currently, we are asking residents to please refrain from participating in recreational activities on the coastline such as swimming, surfing, biking, walking, exercising, gathering, etc.”

Officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are asking residents to not attempt to help the animals affected by the oil spill, and to report any animal sightings to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 877-823-6926.

As of Sunday night, Newport Harbor remained open, though city officials asked that boaters "avoid traversing the oil spill as it may cling to vessels and could bring oil into the harbor," the city announced on Twitter.

Many area beaches, however, are closed as of 9 p.m. Sunday, Foley announced on Twitter.

"The city of Laguna Beach is now closing their beaches tonight," Foley said, adding that county-run beaches in Laguna Beach city limits — Aliso Beach, Laguna Royale, Tablerock Beach, Thousand Steps Beach and West Street Beach — will also be closed.

Here's what we know: - Beta Offshore is responsible for the spill and is working with the Incident Management Team.- Our ocean and shore are closed FROM SEAPOINT TO THE SANTA ANA RIVER.

- The City has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 wetland locations. pic.twitter.com/F2r5TTYAJ8

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Huntington Beach Air Show 2019 (Oct 4th To Oct 6th 2019)

13-10-2019 · By Jay Valento. This weekend is the Huntington Beach Air Show 2019. On Friday, October 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2019 is the Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach will be flying air force planes over the ocean around the Huntington Beach pier area. It is free to attend. Located at Pacific Coast Highway and the famous Huntington Beach pier you can watch the air show for free.

13-10-2019

By Jay Valento

This weekend is the Huntington Beach Air Show 2019.  On Friday, October 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2019 is the Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach will be flying air force planes over the ocean around the Huntington Beach pier area.

It is free to attend.  Located at Pacific Coast Highway and the famous Huntington Beach pier you can watch the air show for free.

The Great Pacific Airshow allows visitors to experience the best air show the United States has to offer. 

Come out to the event and celebrate your patriotism and watch skilled airborne performers do incredible acrobatic feats in the California sky.

The Huntington Beach air show is free but they do offer sitting on the pier and in the Flight Line Club area on the beach for a fee: tickets.

Stadium Seating for Huntington Beach Air Show 2019 Tickets

If you want to sit in the stand, then there is a fee for that.  You can find out more information on the Pacific Air Show website (tickets).  I like the free idea better.

Flight Line Club for the Huntington Beach Air Show 

Since this event is really out over the ocean at the beach, the organizers create a couple of venues that you can take advantage of with some perks for visitors with tickets.  

The first is the Flight Line Club.  This is a catered lunch area with beverages like beer for those over 21…and, of course, a great view of the air show acrobatics.  

Watch the Show for “Free” that Works for Me

Free works for me.  Just head to the sand and watch the show…put on your flip flops, sandals, grab a towel or a couple of beach chairs on the way to the sand.

Who will Be Performing at the Huntington Beach Air Show 2019?

  1. US Air Force Thunderbirds
  2. Canadian Forces Snowbirds

  3. US Air Force F-35 Lightning 2 Demo

  4. US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt 2 Demo Team

  5. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team called The Red Arrows from the United Kingdom

  6. Red Bull Air Force

  7. USN F-18 Demo from the US Navy

  8. JetPack Men (men can fly?)

  9. SOCOM Para Commandos will be parachuting down from the sky

  10. YAK 110 – jet-propelled biplane

  11. T-33 Ace Maker (video)

  12. Lucas Oil’s Mike Wiskus is an experienced professional flying a stunt plane

  13. Lyon Air Museum’s C-47 Dakota

  14. US Air Force C-17 Globemaster 3 and KC 135 Straotanker; two large military transport aircraft

  15. FedEx 757 (I guess there will be some packages delivered – just kidding) Video

  16. P-51 Mustang “Wee Willy 2” – this is a USAF Heritage Flight Warbird

  17. F-8F Bearcat – a Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight 

Where Would be the Best Place to Sit and Watch?

Near the Waterfront Hilton at Huntington Beach Street and Pacific Coast Highway is center stage.  The aerial show is 1 mile long so anywhere near the Huntington Beach Pier for about a mile or so.

Map of the Waterfront Hilton

South of the Huntington Beach pier, I would say about 1/2 mile is The Waterfront Beach Resort Hilton.  According to the organizers of the event, it is the center stage of the air show.  You can find it on the map below.  

The purple area on the pier is the pier sitting which I think is and limited.

Parking?

I’d park in the downtown Huntington Beach area and walk to the sand or take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to somewhere closer to the action.

Huntington Beach Web Cam

Check out the action before going to the beach.  This is a great way to check out the action before going to the beach.  This camera is at the shops about midway down the pier

The City of Huntington Beach has a LIVE webcam on the pier near Duke’s restaurant.

  • https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/residents/beach_info/webcams/pier-webcam/

Frequently Asked Questions

See this location on their main event website: https://pacificairshow.com/faq

  • Will you be attending this weekend?

Just in Case You Have Friends Who Live on Pacific Coast Highway

Just in case you have any friends or family living on Pacific Coast Highway, this weekend may be the best time to visit them for this event.  For example, if you have friends in 200 Pacific Coast Highway building, which is known as Pier Colony, I would think a party in this building facing the ocean would be awesome.

Bring pizza and refreshments.

Or maybe, friends at 711 Pacific Coast Highway at the Huntington Pacific community of condos located on the sand would be a great viewing location.

Major oil spill closes OC beaches, kills wildlife in ...

03-10-2021 · A 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore rig – the largest spill in Orange County in three decades – led to major ecological damage in Huntington Beach over the weekend, prompting officials ...

03-10-2021

A 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore rig – the largest spill in Orange County in three decades – led to major ecological damage in Huntington Beach over the weekend, prompting officials to close beaches that could remain off-limits for weeks or months.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Steel (R-48), whose district includes Huntington and Newport beaches and other coastal cities, said she asked President Biden on Sunday to approve disaster relief.

The U.S. Coast Guard is leading the response to the spill, which covers about 5.8 nautical miles between the Huntington Beach Pier and Newport Beach. The oil emanated from a facility operated by Beta Offshore, and likely was caused by a pipeline leak.

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    The Huntington Beach Pier can be seen in the distance as oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig washes up on Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Clumps of oil on Newport Beach’s shore near the Santa Ana River on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mark Girardeau)

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    Oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig floats in the water of the Santa Ana river at Huntington State Beach near the in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    An oil containment boom can be seen in the ocean near Brookhurst in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Clean up crews remove oil-soaked vegetation along a boom in Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Clean up crews pack oil-soaked debris into bags at the Huntington Beach Wetlands Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    A Huntington State Beach lifeguard points to the oil soaked sand as he tells Melissa Panozzo, 30, of Lafayette, Indiana to get out of the water due to the 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore rig in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Panozzo said she hadn’t heard the beaches and been closed because of the oil spill. “He told me to go home and take a shower,” Panozzo said. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Clean up crews remove oil-soaked vegetation along a boom in Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    A large ship skims oil off the water at 11th Street in Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    Clean up crews remove oil-soaked vegetation along a boom in Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Oil from an oil spill from an offshore rig floats in the water near the inlet to Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Oil floating in the water from an oil spill from an offshore rig is contained behind booms near the inlet at Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Signs and tape close off the beach where oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach near the mouth of the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Oil floating in the water from an oil spill from an offshore rig is contained behind booms near the inlet at Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-20-LO.jpg?w=620

    Clean up crews remove oil-soaked vegetation along in the Huntington Beach Wetlands Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Oil floating in the water, right, from an oil spill from an offshore rig is contained behind booms near the inlet at Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Clean up crews remove oil-soaked vegetation along a boom in Talbert Marsh Wetlands in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after an oil spill from an offshore rig washed up on Huntington State Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    An oil soaked toy Minion washed up on shore at Huntington State Beach along with oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig washes up on Huntington State Beach near the mouth of the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-01-LO-4.jpg?w=620

    Oil from a 126,000-gallon spill from an offshore rig washes up on Huntington State Beach near the mouth of the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    People walk back from the ocean at the Santa Ana river jetty, where crews blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers.(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water as a person surfs at 56th Street while the Ocean Defender ship scoops up oil Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    A globule of oil sits on the beach as a surfer gets tubed at 56th Street. While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water as people surf on the north side of the Newport Beach pier as the Ocean Defender ship scoops up oil Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water as a person swims at 56th Street in Newport Beach while ships stretch out an oil barrier Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-08-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water as people surf on the north side of the Newport Beach pier Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    A globule of oil sits on the beach as a surfer goes out. While the Newport Beach beaches are not technically closed, lifeguards advise not to go in the water Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    A Coast Guard airplane repeatedly circles the area near the Newport Beach pier Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. An oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    Newport Beach lifeguards warn people to stay away from the ocean near the Santa Ana river jetty where crews have blocked the ocean waters from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. A 13-square-mile oil slick is hitting Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-07-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    People walk back from the ocean at the Santa Ana river jetty, where crews blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-05-MF-4.jpg?w=620

    Newport Beach lifeguards warn people to stay away from the ocean near the Santa Ana river jetty where crews have blocked ocean waters from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-06-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    People fish inside the Santa Ana river jetty where crews have blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. The cities of Huntington and Newport Beach have closed their beaches due to an oil slick off the coast. A 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach has hit Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    Oil has washed ashore and covered a balloon along with a heavy oily stench at the Santa Ana river jetty near where crews have blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. The cities of Huntington and Newport Beach have closed their beaches due to an oil slick off the coast. A 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach has hit Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-01-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    A wildlife photographer shoots photos at the Santa Ana river jetty near where crews have blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. The cities of Huntington and Newport Beach have closed their beaches due to an oil slick off the coast. A 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach has hit Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-04-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    Oil has washed ashore and covered a balloon along with a heavy oily stench at the Santa Ana river jetty near where crews have blocked the ocean from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. The cities of Huntington and Newport Beach have closed their beaches due to an oil slick off the coast. A 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach has hit Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • OCR-L-SPILLDAY2-1004-02-MF-3.jpg?w=620

    A boy looks at the Santa Ana river jetty near where crews have blocked the ocean, behind him, from coming into the channel with sand and oil barriers. The cities of Huntington and Newport Beach have closed their beaches due to an oil slick off the coast. A 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach has hit Newport and Huntington beaches Sunday Oct. 3, 2021. The oil slick, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak three miles offshore, poured into the waters off Newport Beach on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    Workers clean up at the Talbert Marsh on Sunday, October 3, 2021 where an oil slick off the coast of Huntington Beach has been deemed a “major oil spill,” according to Huntington Beach Fire Department Chief Eric McCoy. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    A bird wades through water near sludge at the Talbert Marsh on Sunday, October 3, 2021 where an oil slick off the coast of Huntington Beach has been deemed a “major oil spill,” according to Huntington Beach Fire Department Chief Eric McCoy. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The City of Huntington Beach canceled the third day of the Pacific Airshow on Sunday to facilitate cleanup and reduce health impacts. By afternoon, all city and state beaches south of Seapoint to the Santa Ana River jetty were closed. Newport Beach later closed beaches at the waterline. And Laguna Beach announced that all city beaches would close at 9 p.m. Sunday. The city asked that people pay close attention to closure or warning signs posted at or near beach areas.

“Though the spill has not yet reached the shoreline of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Marine Safety, Fire, Public Works, and Police personnel are anticipating this may happen and are ready to respond. Beach closures are needed to protect the health and safety of the public and to allow contractors to begin oil cleanup if such an event occurs,” a city statement said.

As of Sunday evening Newport Harbor remains open. Boaters are being asked to avoid traversing the oil spill as it may cling to vessels and could bring oil into the harbor. Oil Spill Response Vessels will be skimming oil off the coast throughout the night.

— City of Newport Beach (@newportbeachgov) October 4, 2021

Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said the spill –  which officials estimate is at least 126,000 gallons or  3,000 barrels of oil – initially was reported Saturday morning, though some Newport Beach residents said they smelled a foul odor on Friday.

On Sunday, the oil continued to spill from the pipeline breach location connected to Platform Elly. The refining facility is just over 7 miles off the coast of Long Beach. It is operated by Beta Operating Company, LLC, formed in 2009.

An incident command spokesperson said the spill probably would not exceed 144,000 gallons. Carr said even at 126,000 gallons, the leak is a historic catastrophe for the city: “One of the most devastating in decades.”

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The oil also seeped into the Talbert Marshlands and the Santa Ana River Trail.

“We are starting to see oil-covered fish and birds washing up along our coastline,” Carr said.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley said the spill killed some fish and birds.

Emergency officials don’t yet know when the spill began, Carr said Sunday afternoon. She said the spill’s estimate could go above 3,000 barrels.

“We do believe it to be more than that,” she said.

Beach closures in the city could last anywhere “from a few weeks to a few months,” she said.

Skimming equipment and booms were deployed to prevent the inflow of oil into the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and Huntington Beach Wetlands, city officials said. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has also set up the Oiled Wildlife Care Network hotline, at 877-823-6926, for people to call if they see wildlife impacted from the oil.

Health officials warned people not to swim, surf or exercise by the beach because of the potential health hazards, including toxic fumes.

Beta Offshore employees were performing an inspection Saturday morning when they discovered an oily sheen on the water, said Martyn Willsher, CEO of Beta Offshore’s parent company, Amplify Energy Corp. They immediately notified authorities, he said.

The oil was seen rising from a line that runs about 80-100 feet below the water’s surface, between the shoreline and Elly, a facility fed by about 70 separate wells, Willsher said.

The pipe has a capacity of 126,000 gallons. It and the platform it is connected to were built between the late ’70s and early ’80s, and have been regularly maintained, Willsher said.

Any remaining heavy crude inside the line was suctioned out Saturday evening, and it was completely shut down. The flow of oil into the ocean had slowed dramatically by Sunday, he said.

In Newport Beach, palm-size clumps of oil and tar already washed ashore and birds were observed covered in oil on Sunday.

“We are seeing impacted wildlife, oiled wildlife,” said Newport Beach Marine Safety chief Mike Halphide.

Lifeguards asked people to stay clear of the area. Newport Beach officials said oil was spotted Sunday on the beach between 52nd Street and the Santa Ana River.

Halphide said the oil was first seen coming to shore at about 10 p.m. Saturday, and by Sunday morning clumps of oil 2-to-5 inches in diameter were spotted on the sand.

State Parks spokesman Kevin Pearsall said the staff has been advised to not go onto the beach because of the hazards.

The type of oil spilled – already processed – is especially dangerous, Pearsall was told.

See also: Oil spill underscores urgency to shut wells, environmentalists say

He said Saturday was one of the busiest days on the sand likely in Huntington Beach’s history, surpassing Fourth of July crowds, with likely 1 million people along the shoreline and viewing the air show.

“We couldn’t see, the beach was full of people,” he said.

About 1.5 million people attended the air show Saturday, officials said.

Likely, the amount of revenue lost to State Parks and other cities will be in the millions just from closing the beach Sunday, Pearsall said.

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Alicia Whitney, a restaurateur who just months ago opened several concessions along Huntington State Beach, said Sunday’s closure follows her best day of business yet.

“I’m at such a loss, I can’t believe we were on such a high yesterday and such a low today,” she said. “The show, the weather, smiles ear-to-ear, we were packed, we had a great day … Not only are we shutting down today, but our beautiful beach we’re so passionate about has been damaged. More importantly, the beautiful dolphins and marine life out there swimming in oil. It’s so disturbing.”

She added, “Can you imagine all the visitors who got hotel rooms or flew into town?”

Saturday night’s low tide exposed lines of black oil stuck on the sand across the waterline.

Pearsall said the greatest concentration seemed to be near the Santa Ana River Jetty, near Huntington State Beach and Newport’s border. Bolsa Chica State Beach remained open.

He said people who are hoping to volunteer with a clean-up effort should stay clear, for now.

“We’re asking people to not come and volunteer until we can assess the damage and the severity of the problem,” he said.

Royce Hutain, who lives in Huntington Beach, said he noticed the oil while on a boat in the ocean on Saturday as he watched the air show.

“At some point in the afternoon, we noticed it coming right by us, all the stuff floating by,” he said. “It looked like clumpy poop. At first we thought it was someone dumping their tank. You could see the oily sheen … I didn’t realize it was a spill at that point, I thought it was just random stuff going by.”

In Huntington Beach, spectators were disappointed the air show was canceled but tried to make up for it.

Retired sisters Sharon Martin and Barbara Truitt, of Fountain  Valley, were looking forward to the show after last year’s cancellation.

“The noise, the people, the beautiful planes – it’s exciting,” said Truitt, as the two unloaded bicycles from their car at Bolsa Chica State Beach. She added, “I feel for all the wildlife.”

Carlos Luna, 60, left his home in West Covina at 5 a.m. with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. They arrived before sunrise, hoping to beat the lines, only to find out that Huntington State Beach was closed. But having brought provisions to spend the day, they drove instead to Bolsa Chica State Beach, set up their table and brought out the food.

“We decided that since we were already here, have breakfast, and make the best of it,” he said.

The Coast Guard is coordinating the response and investigating how the spill occurred. The most current information indicates the leak has not been completely stopped but preliminary patching was completed to repair the oil spill site, and repair efforts were being attempted Sunday.

Significant ecological impacts in HB.o   Oil has washed up now onto the HB beachfront. 

·     We’ve started to find dead birds & fish washing up on the shore.

o   @Calwild has a hotline for wildlife impacted from the oil.  Oiled Wildlife Care Network at (877) 823-6926. pic.twitter.com/rtgExxTXZj

— Supervisor Katrina Foley (@SupervisorFoley) October 3, 2021

Foley – who represents the cities of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach – said the damage from the spill could be irreversible. She wrote that Newport Beach Mayor Brad Avery “hit the oil slick in his boat … heading back from Catalina. He saw dolphins swimming thru the oil.”

Got lost and found a family who picked up a struggling sea bird covered in oil from Huntington Beach.

"We could see it flapping" just onshore amid oily water.

They jumped off the pedal cart they rented then brought the bird to lifeguards. pic.twitter.com/xTDqqQbiFu

— Josh Cain (@joshpcain) October 3, 2021

A unified command consisting of Beta Offshore, the Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response has been established to respond to an oil spill off the coast of Newport Beach.

Read more here:https://t.co/SUxIjBf0L5

— USCG Los Angeles (@USCGLosAngeles) October 3, 2021

She said she could “feel the vapor in the air,” while inspecting the damage along the beach Sunday morning. People exposed to the chemicals floating onto the sand and evaporating into the air may experience skin, eye nose and throat irritation as well as vomiting and other possible symptoms, Orange County Health Care Director Dr. Clayton Chau said. He recommended that anyone exposed to contaminated materials seek medical attention.

An estimated 3,400 birds were killed when the American Trader oil tanker ran over its anchor and punctured its hull on Feb. 7, 1990, spilling an estimated 416,600 gallons of crude oil off the coast of Huntington Beach, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

As a result of the spill, the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center was established March 31, 1998, at 21900 Pacific Coast Highway to help injured and orphaned wildlife including oil-soiled birds. A makeshift facility at that site treated birds injured in the American Trader spill in 1990, according to the center’s website.

Most of the American Trader cleanup took place during February and March 1990, and most of the beaches were cleaned and opened to the public by March 2. All of the shoreline cleaning was completed by April 3.

“This oil spill is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is a devastating threat to our coast and its wildlife,” said Miyoko Sakashita, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Oceans program. “I’ve seen the aging oil platforms off Huntington Beach up close, and I know it’s past time to decommission these time bombs. Even after fines and criminal charges, the oil industry is still spilling and leaking into California’s coastal waters because these companies just aren’t capable of operating safely. The only solution is to shut this dirty business down.”

As of Sunday, a total of 1,218 gallons of oily water mixture had been recovered, nine boats were dispatched for oil spill recovery operations, three shoreline assessment teams were dispatched and 3,700 feet of boom were deployed.

CDFW has declared a fishery closure for coastal areas impacted by the oil spill. More details and a map can be found here:https://t.co/wmZ9HZKUW6

— CDFW Spill Prevention & Response (@CalSpillWatch) October 4, 2021

A claims number was set up by Amplify Energy Corp. for anyone who thinks they were affected by the incident at 866-985-8366 (reference Pipeline P00547).

A major disaster declaration by the president would make federal assistance available for state and local agencies working to respond to the spill.

Staff writers Josh Cain, Susan Christian Goulding and City News Service contributed to this report.

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Blue Angels Schedule 2021 (& the Best Mostly-Free Places ...

04-06-2021 · August 14 th and 15 th, Owensboro, KY (Owensboro Air Show) The Owensboro Air Show will occur over the Owensboro riverfront area, which is downtown. Admission for the event is free, and there are several areas to catch the Blue Angels. One option to consider is Smothers Park on Veterans Boulevard, which is right on the water.

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Since 1946, the Blue Angels have been wowing crowds with their flight demonstrations, so people keep an eye out for the Blue Angels schedule to see them in action.

Sixteen officer pilots between the Navy and the Marines serve with the Blue Angels. Also, over a hundred enlisted service members between the two branches support the pilots.

The concept of the Blue Angels is to demonstrate the professionalism and collaboration between the Navy and the Marine Corps.

Also, the performances are a way to bring communities together.

Related Article – Navy Pilot Vs. Air Force Pilot

  • Blue Angels 2021 Schedule
  • Best Places to Watch Blue Angels Shows & Practices
      • Blue Angels Schedule: Practice
    • Blue Angels Schedule: April 2021
      • 17th and 18th, Lakeland, FL (Sun N’Fun Aerospace Expo)
    • Blue Angels Schedule: May 2021
    • Blue Angels Schedule: June 2021
    • Blue Angels Schedule: July 2021
    • Blue Angels Schedule: August 2021
    • Blue Angels Schedule: September 2021
      • September 18th and 19th, NAS Oceana, VA (NAS Oceana Air Show)
    • Blue Angels Schedule: October 2021
      • October 2nd and 3rd, Huntington Beach, CA (The Great Pacific Air Show)
      • October 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA, (San Francisco Fleet Week)
      • October 16th and 17th, Loveland, CO (The Great Colorado Air Show)
      • October 23rd and 24th, Fort Worth, TX (Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show)
      • October 30th and 31st, Rome GA (Wings Over North Georgia)
    • Blue Angels Schedule: November 2021
      • November 6th and 7th, NAS Pensacola, FL (NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show)

Blue Angels 2021 Schedule

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We compiled the 2021 schedule for the Blue Angels and show you alternative (and mostly free) places to view the show.

  • April 17th and 18th, Lakeland, FL (Sun N’ Fun Aerospace Expo)
  • May 1st and 2nd, Corpus Christi, TX (Wings Over South Texas)
  • May 15th and 16th, Melbourne, FL (Great Florida Air Show)
  • May 26th, Annapolis, MD (USNA Air Show)
  • May 28th, Annapolis, (USNA Commissioning Flyover)
  • May 29th and 30th, Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County Air Show)
  • June 5th and 6th, Lake Charles, LA (Chennault International Air Show)
  • June 12th and 13th, Lacrosse, WI (Deke Slayton Airfest)
  • June 19th and 20th Niagara Falls, NY (Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront)
  • June 26th and 27th, Duluth, MN (Duluth Air and Aviation Expo)
  • July 3rd and 4th, New Century, KS (KS Air Show)
  • July 10th, Pensacola Beach, FL (Pensacola Beach Air Show)
  • July 24th and 25th, Fargo, ND (Fargo AirSho)
  • July 31st, Eielson AFB, AK (Arctic Lightening Air Show)
  • August 1st, Eielson AFB, AK (Artic Lightening Air Show)
  • August 7th and 8th, Seattle, WA (Boeing Seafair Air Show)
  • August 14th and 15th, Owensboro, KY (Owensboro Air Show)
  • August 21st and 22nd, Chicago, IL (Chicago Air and Water Show)
  • August 28th and 29th, London, Ontario, Canada (Air Show London)
  • September 18th and 19th, NAS Oceana, VA (NAS Oceana Air Show)
  • October 2nd and 3rd, Huntington Beach, CA (The Great Pacific Air Show)
  • October 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA, (San Francisco Fleet Week)
  • October 16th and 17th, Loveland, CO (The Great Colorado Air Show)
  • October 23rd and 24th, Fort Worth, TX (Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
  • October 30th and 31st, Rome GA (Wings Over North Georgia)
  • November 6th and 7th, NAS Pensacola, FL (NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show)

Best Places to Watch Blue Angels Shows & Practices

The Blue Angels travel the country, but they also practice in between shows.

In either case, there are alternative spaces you can watch the show.

Blue Angels Schedule: Practice

The Blue Angels’ home base is in Pensacola, and you can see the pilots practice from various local areas during their prominently 55-minute practice sessions.

If you have a Department of Defense Identification Card, you can visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and watch for free.

Also, if you spend some time downtown Pensacola on practice days, you are sure to catch the show.

Another option is to book a cruise during practice time. Pensacola Bay Cruise is one option to consider. However, expect a fee.

Lastly, you could take a trip to Fort Pickens and time the visit with the Blue Angels schedule. Also, the cruise we mentioned above goes to Fort Pickens if you want to make a day of it.

Blue Angels Schedule: April 2021

Blue Angels Schedule
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17th and 18th, Lakeland, FL (Sun N’Fun Aerospace Expo)

The Sun N’Fun campus is over 1,000 acres with tons to do. However, if you only wish to see the air show, several areas will provide that opportunity.

First, Sun N’Fun is next to Lakeland Linder International Airport, and several roads are leading up to the airport to pull over and watch the show.

Also, a Walmart Supercenter is seven miles away, and with ample parking, you are sure to have a view.

Furthermore, nearby is the Publix Super Market at Imperial Lakes Plaza if you prefer to be a little closer to the action.

Blue Angels Schedule: May 2021

Below you will find the May events of the Blue Angels schedule for 2021.

May 1st and 2nd, Corpus Christi, TX (Wings Over South Texas)

If you are in Corpus Christi or close by, and you want to see the Blue Angels perform, you are in luck.

Instead of being centered at a military base, the show is over the Corpus Christi Bayfront.

What this means is anyone in the area can see the show. Although, if you are a military member and have identification, you have access to a military family area.

However, if you can make your way to Heritage Park near the bay, you will have a little space and a great view.

May 15th and 16th, Melbourne, FL (Great Florida Air Show)

The Great Florida Air Show is at the Melbourne Airport, and if you wish to see the event on-site, plan to get there early due to parking.

However, there are other options to watch the performance.

You could consider a cruise or boat ride to observe the Blue Angels. If that is your style, consider getting a hold of the East Coast Sailing Association.

Also, the airport that hosts the event is very close to the water, so if you can find a nice spot to pull over, you will catch the show there, too.

Lastly, there is a Target within four miles from the airport, and you can camp out in the spacious parking lot to watch the Blue Angels perform, as well.  

May 26th and 28th, Annapolis, MD (USNA Air Show – USNA Commissioning Flyover)

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If you want to catch the May 26th show, you might consider checking into the Watermark cruises for the best viewing. Also, while the show is on the 26th, the Blue Angels will practice the day before, and you can buy cruise tours for the practice.

For the actual demonstration on the 26th, there are three hourlong boat tours available, as well.

Also, Watermark is not the only option for tours. You can head down to the commercial water area and look for one of many boat tours heading out.

The Annapolis Air Show performance happens over the Severn River, and two highways go over the river, including Highway 50 and 450. If you can snag a spot near those areas, you are likely to have a great view.

Also, if you can get over to Severn Beach, you can easily get a good view of the Blue Angels.

May 29th and 30th, Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County Air Show)

The Arnold Palmer Regional Airport hosts the Westmoreland County Air Show, and due to the local landscape, you will find plenty of areas to see the show.

Very close to the airport is a Walmart Supercenter and a Lowes with plenty of available parking.

Walmart
Lowes

Also, the Giant Eagle Supermarket is close by, as well.

If you prefer to stay out of parking lots, Hwy 30 has a good run of the road on which to pull over and take in the sight of the Blue Angels.

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Blue Angels Schedule: June 2021

Here are the events scheduled for June 2021.

June 5th and 6th, Lake Charles, LA (Chennault International Air Show)

The Chennault International Air Show in Lake Charles, Louisiana, happens very near the Chennault airport.

Also, Lake Charles is relatively flat, so you will have several options to view the Blue Angels.

Highway 210 runs alongside the air show location, and Broad Street is just north of the show. There are plenty of smaller areas and parking lots to pull over close by to see the event.

Also, there is a Walmart Supercenter relatively close as well as a Home Depot.

Walmart Supercenter
Home Depot

Both of these locations have large parking lots are close to the International Air Show.

Lastly, Huber Park is less than three miles away from the Air Show.

The park has some trees, but the area around the baseball diamond is open.

June 12th and 13th, La Crosse, WI (Deke Slayton Airfest)

The Blue Angels perform in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, at the La Crosse Regional Airport, which is located on French Island.

This location gives viewers several opportunities to see the show without having to be at the show itself.

Interstate 90 runs on the west side of the Mississippi River and Lake Onalaska, which is technically in Minnesota.

Also, Interstate 90 goes over the river and French Island into Wisconsin. You won’t be able to stop on the bridge itself, but if you can find a safe spot to pull over, you will have a good view.

Also, the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse is very close to French Island.

If you have the university parking stickers, you can park in one of the lots. However, you will have to use visitors parking otherwise.

Another option is Rowe Park, which is about four miles from the airport.

The park has trees, but if you position yourself, you will have a view.

June 19th and 20th Niagara Falls, NY (Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront)

The Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront in Niagra Falls has a few viewing options if you did not buy tickets.

You could consider watching from the Buffalo Harbor State Park.

However, keep in mind there is a service fee to park and watch the show.

Also, there is no way to buy a parking pass in advance. Therefore, plan to arrive early.

However, you can walk in and watch at the park to avoid the parking fee.

New York plans to close the boat launches during the shows, as well.

Also, there are several opportunities to see the show both canalside and on the harbourside.

However, viewing the show from local businesses will often include needing food and drink vouchers.

Another option is Lakeside Bike Park, which is on the Harbourside of Niagra Falls.

June 26th and 27th, Duluth, MN (Duluth Air and Aviation Expo)

You can see the Blue Angels in June in Duluth, Minnesota, as well. Duluth was built on a hill, but the Air Show is at the Duluth International Airport, located on the top of the hilltop.

While this area is flat, there are a tremendous amount of trees in the area. This is one of the stops on the Blue Angels schedule where you need to be pretty close for a great view.

Also, the road leading to the air show area does not lend itself as a safe place to pull over, and the traffic tends to back up on the road during entrance and exit to the event.

Highway 53 is close enough, but it might be challenging to have a good view because the treeline is so close to the highway.

However, there is a substantial parking lot at the nearby Menards, which is reasonably close to the Duluth airport.

Blue Angels Schedule: July 2021

Blue Angels 2021 Schedule
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Below are the July showings for the Blue Angels schedule for 2021.

July 3rd and 4th, New Century, KS (KS Air Show)

The KS Air Show takes place this July at the New Century Aircenter.

While this area in Kansas is relatively flat, it is somewhat isolated. However, there are several nearby roads to consider pulling over and catching the Blue Angels in flight.

For instance, 159th street at South Clare Road is nearby if you wish to pull over.

Also, there is a Walmart Supercenter close by, and with the generous parking lot, you are sure to find a spot with a good view.

July 10th, Pensacola Beach, FL (Pensacola Beach Air Show)

As previously mentioned, the Blue Angels home base is in Pensacola, so it makes sense the Blue Angels schedule includes a Pensacola Beach Air Show.

Leading up to the show on July 10th, there are a couple of dress rehearsals. Therefore, keep your eye on the skies from the 7th through the 9th of July.

Fortunately, admission to the Pensacola Beach Air Show is free, so it all comes down to getting a good spot.

When you drive in off of highway 399, find a spot on the beach to claim for the day.

Also, if you are traveling in for the event, consider the hotels along the beach. For instance, the Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach has a great view of the event.

July 24th and 25th, Fargo, ND (Fargo AirSho)

This July is not the first time the Blue Angels included Fargo, North Dakota, on their schedule. The last event brought in over 30,000 people. If you wish to see the show without the crowds, you have a couple of options.

The air show is at the Hector International Airport.

If you wish to pull over and catch the view, you can try Old Highway 81.

The road does not have much of a shoulder, though, so be cautious if you pull over.

Also, North Dakota State University is relatively close to the airport and air show area, so you might check the visitor parking.

Lastly, there is a Walmart Supercenter about six miles away.

Some of the maneuvers made by the Blue Angels are low, but you are likely to catch some of the show from the parking lot.

July 31st and August 1st Eielson AFB, AK (Arctic Lightening Air Show)

It has been a long decade since the Blue Angels schedule included Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

The show is free to the public, and the eight-hour event includes live music, food trucks, kid-friendly entertainment, and more.

Also, Eielson Air Force Base is 26 miles from Fairbanks and is considered remote.

Therefore, your best bet for viewing the Blue Angels is to attend the free event on base.

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Blue Angels Schedule: August 2021

Blue Angels Schedule for 2021
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There are five events on the Blue Angels schedule for the month of August.

August 7th and 8th, Seattle, WA (Boeing Seafair Air Show)

The Blue Angels schedule for 2021 includes Seattle, Washington. The 2021 show is at Genessee Park and Lake Washington.

You could drive into Genessee Park but expect there to be some traffic.

However, you have alternatives to see the show if you wish to avoid some traffic.

Consider either driving early or taking public transportation to Mount Baker Park, which is only a couple of miles away from the action.

This park is on the beach, and while it is small, it is a fantastic option to chill and see the show.

You might also consider Mercer Island, where you can head to Aubrey Davis Park or Groveland Beach Park to catch the Blue Angels.

You need to plan ahead for these locations because you will want to take a ferry to get to the island to save considerable time.

Furthermore, you have Coleman Park, Pritchard Island Beach, and Medina Beach Park.

August 14th and 15th, Owensboro, KY (Owensboro Air Show)

The Owensboro Air Show will occur over the Owensboro riverfront area, which is downtown.

Admission for the event is free, and there are several areas to catch the Blue Angels.

One option to consider is Smothers Park on Veterans Boulevard, which is right on the water.

Also, the city of Owensboro typically closes the Glover Cary Blue Bridge to vehicles during the Air Shows.

Therefore, take the time to walk up and over the bridge to catch the show, but plan ahead to get there early.

There are other areas downtown Owensboro to catch the show, including English Park and the countless businesses ready for customers.

For instance, the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront has a fantastic view of the Glover Cary Bridge.

August 21st and 22nd, Chicago, IL (Chicago Air and Water Show)

The Chicago Air and Water Show is a free event, and you can view the show all along the lakefront from Oak Street down to Fullerton. The center of the event is North Avenue Beach.

Also, there are many options for viewing the Blue Angels when they stop in Chicago in August.

For instance, you could pay for admission to the Shore Club, which is right on North Avenue Beach.

You can upgrade your VIP access, as well.

Another great option is paying for admission to the Theater on the Lake, which has three acres of open green space right on the water.

If you really want a great view, consider buying a ticket to the Skydeck on the Willis Tower for a catered picnic.

There are plenty of places along the public beaches to catch the show for free, but consider public transportation to avoid the parking charge.

Finally, it is worth checking into one of the many Lake Michigan Cruise lines for their Blue Angels 2021 tours. 

August 28th and 29th, London, Ontario, Canada (Air Show London)

The Air Show London in Ontario, Canada, happens near the London International Airport.

You can buy tickets for on-site viewing for three different zones. In all three cases, the zones offer fantastic views, and the tickets are affordable. The event is a ‘drive-up’ park-only, and you can have up to six people in your vehicle.

If you prefer to avoid the actual event, there are a couple of other options.

First, you can park on Highway 2 (Dundas Street) to the west of town.

However, a lot of other people tend to pull over, as well. Also, traffic is still happening in the lanes, and there is no police protection. It is vital to be cautious when you exit your car.

Another option is parking at the Argyle Mall off Dundas.

You won’t have to worry about traffic as much in a parking lot.

Blue Angels Schedule: September 2021

The Bue Angels make several stops to perform in the month of September.

2021 Blue Angels Performance
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September 18th and 19th, NAS Oceana, VA (NAS Oceana Air Show)

The Naval Air Station Oceana has its NAS Oceana Air Show in September.

Last year the show performed virtually, and the Naval Air Station Oceana is still working out the details to ensure they can open to the public later this September.

If the event is on base, you can either buy tickets and view the show on base.

However, there are other options, as well.

Because jets regularly take off at the Naval Air Station, there are several public viewing options off Oceana Boulevard. You will not have access to public amenities such as bathrooms at these viewing areas, but you are sure to catch part of the show.

One area recommended by locals is to enter the address 156 Oceana Boulevard into your GPS.

It will take you to a lot on the edge of one of the runways where you can view the jets take off.

Also, there is a NAS Oceana Jet Viewing Area to consider, as well.

Remember, the Naval Air Station is still deciding if the show will be live or virtual later this year. Therefore, keep checking their event page. 

Blue Angels Schedule: October 2021

The Blue Angels season winds down after October, but there are five opportunities to see them this month. 

October 2nd and 3rd, Huntington Beach, CA (The Great Pacific Air Show)

The Great Pacific Air Show has the largest audience in the United States, with millions in attendance.

The event sells general admission tickets for beach seating right on the edge of the water at the Pacific Air Show Center. It is standing room only, and you cannot reserve a spot.

If you want to be on the pier during the show, you can buy tickets through the event for pier seating.

Even with the upgraded seating options, you can still easily see the show for free.

The show’s center is right on the Pacific Coast Highway, where it intersects with Huntington Street.

For further reference, this is at Tower 9 on Huntington Beach.

Therefore, the entire beach on either side of this location is a prime spot.

Boats are allowed on the water during the event, so if you have a boat, try to catch the show from your boat.

No matter how you chose to take in the Blue Angels, be sure to plan ahead for time to park. If you are local, consider taking public transportation.

October 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA, (San Francisco Fleet Week)

There are plenty of places to view the Blue Angels perform during San Francisco’s Fleet Week.

The main area to view the show is Marina Green Park.

The park is vast and grassy with fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Blue Angels performance.

Also, anywhere in the Fisherman’s Wharf will have exceptional views, as well.  

San Francisco has many public spaces along the shores of the San Francisco Bay, so as you visit and wander around, you are likely to have a great view.

Also, since San Francisco is on a steep hill, you have several vantage points.

For instance, you can walk to the Coit Tower and climb the steps to the top for an overall stellar view of the city and see the Blue Angels.

The West Bluff is a great place to have a picnic any day of the week.

You can also catch a bit of the show, as well. You are not super close to the action, but it is a part of the backdrop.

If you plan in advance and get there early, go to the Aquatic Park and grab a spot on the bleachers right on the water.

Also, if you have the means to get there, go to Angel Island to watch the show.

October 16th and 17th, Loveland, CO (The Great Colorado Air Show)

The Great Colorado Air Show is at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland, Colorado.

The last time the Blue Angels were in Loveland, Colorado, traffic off Interstate 25 was bad enough that vehicles came to a standstill. This year, local officials have a plan to prevent traffic issues.

However, it may not be your best option to pull over to see the Blue Angels perform.

There is a sports event center nearby with parking from which you are likely to catch some of the Blue Angels show.

Also, there is a Harley-Davidson shop with a good parking lot right off Interstate 25 you might consider, as well.

It is close to the airport.

The area around the airport is flat and is surrounded by mountains. If you can snag a spot close to the airport but off the interstate, you will have a view of the performance.

October 23rd and 24th, Fort Worth, TX (Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show)

The specific details surrounding the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show are still in the works, but the event is on the schedule for October 23rd and 24th.

The event’s location is at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport, and there are a couple of optional viewing areas if you do not wish to be around the crowds for the whole event.

There is a strip mall and a group of businesses near the airport with a decent-size parking lot you might use to catch the Blue Angels show. One business in the area is Garden’s Bar and Grill.

Also, a little further away is a Bass Pro Shop, which is well-known for massive parking lots.

October 30th and 31st, Rome GA (Wings Over North Georgia)

The Wings Over North Georgia show is one of the last couple performances of the season. Therefore, if you could not catch any of the previous events, you need to get to Georgia.

The event has drive-in tickets where spectators stay in their cars. Also, you can buy premium seating tickets with the Hilltop Patio Club, as well.

Another option for viewing the show is at Armuchee Park, which is relatively close to the airport.

Also, the grocery store Food Lion is about three miles from the airport, and the parking lot is an option to catch some of the Blue Angels in action.

If you want to try to pull over alongside the road for some views, consider Jones Mill Road or McGrady Road NE.

Blue Angels Schedule: November 2021

Blue Angels in flight
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The Blue Angels wrap up their tour in November, but before they sign off for the season, they have one more stop.

November 6th and 7th, NAS Pensacola, FL (NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show)

The Homecoming Air Show happens when the Blue Angels close out their 2021 schedule for the year.

For this event, admission and parking are free. Also, you do have the option to purchase paid seating.

This event happens on November 5th and 6th at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Also, you can review the locations mentioned above regarding the Blue Angels practice events in Pensacola for viewing the Blue Angels during their homecoming tour.

Rob V.
Rob V. is the founder of OperationMilitaryKids.org. While he never actually served in the US Military, he has a passion for writing about military related topics.Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, he graduated from the New Jersey Institute Of Technology with an MBA in eCommerce.His hobbies include beach volleyball, target shooting, and lifting.

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