Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow:
What : The inaugural Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow, the West Coast’s only beachfront airshow, takes to the skies Oct. 21 – 23 over one of Southern California’s most popular beaches. Jaw-dropping jet stunts by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Breitling Jet Team and other performers can be viewed on the 2-mile stretch of beach from the Huntington Beach Pier to Magnolia Street. This free community event features interactive exhibits from NASA, Boeing and Ford with more than a mile of souvenir and specialty item shopping, including an official airshow shirt. Dozens of premium food options will provide an enjoyable culinary experience for attendees. Proceeds from the Airshow will benefit the newly formed Aerospace Education Foundationthat will empower youth to achieve career goals in aviation and aerospace.
Who : The HB Airshow is being headlined by the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Breitling Jet Team that is completing a two-year North American tour with this performance. Other Airshow performers include National Aerobatic Champion Michael Goulian, an F-18 Super Hornet TAC Demonstration, Jack Link’s Screamin’ Sasquatch, Red Bull World Champion Kirby Chambliss, Lyon Air Museum’s C-47 Dakota, U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, a FedEx flyover of a Boeing 757, esteemed aerobatic performers Bill Stein and Breitling’s David Martin.
When : Thursday, Oct. 20 – Air Force Thunderbirds complete sight survey of the Huntington Beach performance area. They will be flying from approx. 12:50pm – 1:30pm over the ocean.
Friday, Oct. 21 – Practice day begins at noon with performances until 4pm.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct 23 – Airshow from noon – 4pm
Upgraded seating/VIP areas open at 9am
Where:Attendees can watch the free airshow on the beach between the Huntington Beach Pier and Magnolia St. The best viewing area will be Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway.
Airshow Parking Details:
Locals are encouraged to bike or walk to the beach. Public buses will be running and there will be a ride-sharing drop off/pick up location at Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Lyft is offering a discount code for first-time users. Off site busing provided by Go Ground.
Interview/media flight opportunities:
Thursday, Oct. 20 – 10am – Pilot interviews and aircraft preview
Signature Flight Services, 3333 E. Spring St., Long Beach (Long Beach Airport)
Advance credentials needed. Please call (714)328-3273 for flight opportunities.
During show – media tent will be at Show Center/Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Please bring credentials. Call for more information.