Aviation enthusiasts rejoice: The Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow will be flying over Huntington Beach this weekend!
Headlining this exciting event will be the United States Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron, made up of the Thunderbirds and the Breitling Jet team. Flight demonstrations will take off with a rehearsal day on Friday October 21st, and on Saturday and Sunday official flights will begin around noon and will conclude around 4 pm. Surf City visitors will be able to view the free show along the coastline from Brookhurst Street all the way to the Huntington Beach Pier.
The show’s center will be located at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, between Huntington State Beach and Huntington City Beach. A VIP admission area will also be available at the show center, featuring upgraded seats for premium viewing, food vendor options, and more! Ticketed areas will be open from 10 am- 5 pm on all three days, but early arrival is highly recommended. Tickets and more information are available on the Breitling Airshow’s website.
Parking will be crowded, especially on the street, so various parking garages will be set up in downtown Huntington Beach. Additionally, GOGROUND is offering offsite parking at Goldenwest and Ellis Avenue with shuttle service to the event for $40 per car. Reservations are required and can be made here.
The viewing area will be located on the sand at the beach, so make sure to bring all of your usual beach gear: towels, chairs, umbrellas, sunscreen and water! Food vendors will also be available throughout the area, and if you would like to bring your own food make sure that any barbecues are at least 18 inches high and are used within 6 feet of a fire pit.
Beach regulations do not allow dogs, glass, alcohol, drugs, or firearms. Additionally, the entire show has been deemed a No-Drone Zone, and all those entering the show area are subject to search by local authorities. Cameras and binoculars are allowed, and due to the close proximity of the aircraft during the show those with sensitive hearing and young children may want to bring hearing protection.
The proceeds of this inspiring community event will go the Aerospace Education Foundation of Huntington Beach, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to pioneer the next generation of aviation.
So what are you waiting for? Dig out your summer clothes and bring your family and friends to enjoy a spectacular day on the Pacific Ocean and some incredible acrobatic aviation performances! We hope to see you there!