Paso Robles AirFest returns to celebrate the freedom of flight at the Paso Robles Airport. AirFest will not only feature many flying demonstrations, but visitors will also be able to relish in the scenic Paso Robles countryside, premier wineries, and the Central Coast’s relaxing atmosphere. The festival will take place on August 25th from 6pm to 10pm and will continue on August 26th from 9am to 4pm. Make sure you are in attendance!
On Friday, August 25th, the party begins at the in the big Hanger North of the Terminal Building. Tickets cost $25 and will gives you access to Barnstormers BBQ, Beer, and Winemaker’s Bash.
On Saturday, August 26th, the AirFest 2017 celebration will commence at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport. Admission is free to the public and there is an exciting list of events, including:
● 9am to 2pm: EAA Young Eagles -- Dave Fretwell (Free airplane rides for youth ages 8 to 17 years old).
● 10am to 12pm: RC Demos -- North County Cloud Clippers
● 12pm: Parachute delivery of flag, Paso Robles Marching Band, National Anthem, Mayor’s Speech officially opening Paso Robles AirFest, Airport Appreciation Day
● 12:30pm to 4pm:
○ Flying Demos and Aircraft
■ CDF water bomb
■ CHP helo rescue
■ Army helicopter
■ Osprey demo
■ Navy Jet -- Lamore
■ Vultee BT-13 “Valient” – Gary Corippo
■ Aeronca L-16 “Grasshopper” – Bob Kelly, Wayne Rice
■ Stinson L-5 ” Sentinel” – George Marrett
■ Stearman PT-17 – Brad Eaton
■ T-34 “Mentor” – Gooney Bird Group
■ C-47 “Skytrain” – Gooney Bird Group
■ T-28 “Trojan” – Sherm Smoot
■ Aircraft TBA – Bob Kragel
■ Focke-Wulf 149D – Gooney Bird Group
○ Static Display and Booths:
■ Introduction to Aviation – Doug Erway
■ Local Businesses near airport
■ Information booth – directions, free water
■ Static Displays of GA aircraft – Fly In event
■ Type Clubs – Mooneys, Grummans, Cubs, etc.
■ Experimental Aircraft
■ Estrella Warbirds Museum Store, Information Booth
■ Woodland Auto Display Cars
■ Wine Association
■ Paso Robles Chamber
■ Beer Booths
■ Wine Booths
■ Tri Tip and Chicken Lunches for saleWe hope you will attend AirFest 2017 and partake in all the wonderful activities planned for this August weekend!