Pacific Airshow Returns to Huntington Beach Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

September 15, 2023

The 2023 Pacific Airshow, taking place from September 29 to October 1, promises its most impressive lineup to date. This seven-year-strong event, drawing in a staggering 3 million live spectators, will unfold over three thrilling days in Huntington Beach. With over five hours of captivating aerial displays each day, the event will showcase an array of aircraft pushing the boundaries of speed and skill.

The headline acts include the illustrious U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the awe-inspiring F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, and the precision of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Joining them in the spotlight is F-15 combat pilot Tom "Lark" Larkin and the 122d Fighter Squadron's F-15s from the Louisiana Air National Guard. Adding international flair, we have the Red Bull Air Race World Champion, Matt Hall, teaming up with Australian aerobatic pilot Emma McDonald for her debut in the United States, performing in their remarkable MX and Extra 300 aircraft.

The excitement doesn't end there. The U.S. Army Golden Knights and U.S. Navy Parachute Teams will kick off the show, followed by appearances by the Opener Blackfly and Red Bull Bo-105 Helicopter, skillfully flown by Aaron Fitzgerald.

The full roster of 2023 Pacific Airshow performances includes:

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights
  • U.S. Navy Parachute Team
  • U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo
  • U.S. Navy F-35C Demo
  • U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler Demo
  • U.S. Navy F/-18 Super Hornet Demo
  • U.S. Air Force F-35A Demo
  • U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight - P-51D Mustang - Steve Hinton Jr
  • U.S. Air Force KC-135
  • U.S. Air Force F-15 x 4 159th FW Louisiana
  • U.S. Air Force B-52 Flybys
  • FedEx B757 Flybys
  • Lyon Air Museum C-47 "Willa Dean"
  • Ace Maker T-33 2-ship
  • Matt Hall & Emma McDonald MX and Extra 300
  • Mike Goulian - Extra 330
  • Sammy Mason - Edge 540
  • Tom Larkin - SubSonex Mini Jet
  • Red Bull - Bo-105 Helicopter - Aaron Fitzgerald
  • Jet Waco- Jerrod Lindemann
  • Opener Blackfly
  • OC Fire Authority water drops 2 Bell 212s plus CH-47

The Pacific Airshow is taking the airshow experience to new heights, with expanded general admission and premium ticket options available. Don't miss the chance to witness this breathtaking spectacle from the best seats in the house. For more details or to purchase tickets, please visit and follow Pacific Airshow for updates.

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