It will be a terrific aviation weekend, as the gates of the popular Camarillo Air Show open at on Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29.Celebrating its 24th year, the 2004 show pays tribute to more than 60 years of history and growth of the CamarilloAirport.
Once the Oxnard Air Force Base, CamarilloAirport is now the home of over 560 production, homebuilt, and World War II aircraft, as well as active chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).
Chapter 723 of EAA is proud to sponsor this annual event, says Don Miller, air show chair.The Air Show is our way of sharing with Southern California families the fun, diversity, and contribution of aviation.
The weekend will indeed bring together an entertaining and educational array of activities on the ground and in the air.Among the attractions:
·Aircraft of many types on display
·Aircraft judging (Saturday)
·Classic cars and tractors
·Fly Market with great bargains
·Food, including pancake breakfast
·History of CamarilloAirport
·Narrated 3-hour air show, , featuring:
·Silent auction and raffle
·Souvenirs and gifts
·WWII aces and pilots eager to share their stories
This is a fun family event, so plan to spend the day!Start your day with the traditional must -- a pancake breakfast sponsored by our female pilots, the Ninety-Nines.In between bites, glance up! Though the formal air show wont start for several hours, the skies will be busy.Our experimental pilots start fly-bys at , with an announcer telling you about these interesting planes.
Spend the morning enjoying the diverse aircraft, talking with pilots, enjoying the variety of displays.Visit with the heroes of World War II, do some eating and shopping, and a little face painting for the kids. Dont forget your camera!
Join the opening ceremony at !The color guard, National Anthem, the parachutist carrying the American flagtogether they signal the start of a great three hours.Well recognize the local aviators military, commercial, sport pilot who have shaped aviation in Southern California.Their planes and helicopters truly reflect history:
·Ultralights, symbolic of the earliest flight (1903-1920)
·Antiques and classics (1920s, 30s and 40s)
·World War II aircraft, Allies and the Axis (late 30s-mid 40s)
·Post-War aircraft (late 40s)
·Korean War era (1950-53)
·Cold War era(1953-63)
·Vietnam era (1963-1975)
Before the gates close at , theres still time to finish enjoying the displays, food, funand most of allthe homegrown feel of this special airport.