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Airshow Update/News & Noise Notification
posted on 10/03/2018.

The Great Pacific Airshow, headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will make its return to Huntington Beach, Oct. 19 – 21. This year’s Airshow will be bigger than ever with a never before seen aircraft, military flybys and thrilling aerobatic performers. More than two million people are expected over the three-day event.

Thunderbirds and other performers including Jeff Boerboon and his Yak 110 making its West Coast debut, a KC 135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster, a Black Hawk EU60 Helicopter, Mike Wiskus, Matt Chapman, Sammy Mason, Greg Colyer, Paul Strickland and Bill Stein.

The free, family-friendly Airshow will take to the skies from 11:30 am – 4:30pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 -21. VIP premium viewing tickets are available for purchase.

On Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6pm, there will be a community kick off at 5th and PCH, on 5th Street in Huntington Beach, to welcome the Airshow performers. This free event will include live music, food, official Airshow merchandise and a performer question and answer session.

Noise notifications:

  • Single Thunderbird aircraft arrival at the JFTB on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10:30am
  • Thunderbird team flight on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1pm - 2pm
  • Pacific Airshow flies 11:30am - 4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 – 21

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The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach!  You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach.  Learn more about this beach parking pass.

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