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Great Pacific Airshow October 19-20

by: Julie Toledo PIO
Posted: October 15, 2018


HUNTINGTON BEACH...The 2018 Great Pacific Airshow returns for its third year and will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. This patriotic show is centered off the Huntington Beach pier; however, the planes will be seen and heard throughout Newport Beach and the surrounding communities.

Join the fun by tuning in to the KFI AM 640 Radio app to hear the show's live broadcast.


  • Test flights with some "Top Gun" moments by the Thunderbirds on Thursday, October 18 from noon until 2 p.m. 
  • Airshow schedule:
    • Friday, October 19, Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21
    • 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day
  • Tickets are available for purchase for several seating levels and areas near the HB Pier at
  • No Drone Zone - The flight area is an FAA "No Drone Zone" for the safety of the pilots and the public.
  • Listen to the live radio broadcast on the KFI AM 640 Radio app.
  • Follow the event on social media @pacificairshow.
  • Do not call 911 to report noise from the aircraft. Please only use 911 for actual emergencies (our dispatchers thank you).
  • For questions about the show,

Hosted by the retail and hospitality plaza known as 5th and PCH, this event is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the crown jewel of Huntington Beach’s fall event season – The Great Pacific Airshow. Last year’s show attracted more than two million people over three days as people of all ages were thrilled by the patriotic show.

The 2018 Great Pacific Airshow, returning to Huntington Beach for the third year and featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will kick off the exciting, popular Airshow with a community event beginning at 6pm on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5th and PCH in Huntington Beach. The public is invited to this free event to welcome the Airshow performers. The evening will include a performer Q and A session, live music from The Crew 52 – the Lifeguard Band, food and official Airshow mer-chandise. The public is invited to bring their beach chairs and blankets for seating at the welcoming ceremony.


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