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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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Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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