PRESS RELEASE – AirShow San Diego is back for its 20th year and the line-up is more exciting than ever! With a P38 and a B25 on the roster and attendance records climbing it is a must-do event for aviation enthusiasts and San Diegans alike. AirShow San Diego commemorates the 70th anniversary of America’s triumph in WWII, and Salutes our Veterans’ devotion and sacrifice in all conflicts since 1945. AirShow San Diego is a once-a-year family event with amazing aircraft, a FREE Kid’s Zone, amusements, rides, education displays, a variety of food and beverages, classic cars, plus a beer garden- insuring a wonderful weekend for all. Mark your calendars now – Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21 2015. Gates open 9 am to 4 pm at Gillespie Field in El Cajon and parking is only $5.This year’s AirShow San Diego will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts featuring our show headliner the “23 Skidoo,” a P-38 Lightening that is marked with 9 victories. Many other historic aircraft will be flying and on ground display in addition to a mock battle with pyro.
Other attractions include but aren’t limited to:
- Mock Dogfight with Pyro
- Warbird rides available for purchase
- Beer Garden featuring Craft Beers
- Classic Cars
- Over 70 Static Vintage, Antique, and WWII Aircraft
- Over 60 Vendors offering Food, Services & More
- Free Kids Zone
- Parking only $5!
- Enter a Raffle to win a Warbird ride!
- Free Shuttle from Gillespie Field Trolley Station (green line) to Main Gate.
Friday, June 19, is a FREE youth Education Day with a focus on Aviation related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (A-STEM). This “A-STEM” day is presented by Air Group One. There will be no scheduled air show flying on Education Day.
Located on Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, Air Group One formed as the “San Diego Squadron” of the CAF (Commemorative Air Force) in 1981. Two years later it was reformed as a CAF Wing and renamed “Air Group One.” Air Group One is a purely volunteer-driven organization. The members and volunteers dedicate their efforts to a variety of local projects, such as the maintenance and restoration of WWII aircraft, memorial flyovers at special events, contribution of museum displays to educate the public, and providing support and presence at Southern California air shows. Air Group One presents monthly member and volunteer gatherings, youth educational events and symposiums as well as annual events, such as the highly-anticipated World War II air show, “AirShow San Diego” formerly Wings Over Gillespie.For more information visit www.ag1caf.org.