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"18th" Wings over Gillespie

Anyone interested in going? We'll have to firure out where to meet.

http://ag1caf.org/
The sequester will have little to no effect on our June 1 & 2, 2013 air show as it has on the Miramar Air Show and many others around the country. This year's “Wings Over Gillespie” new features are a representative collection of San Diego designed and built aircraft: PBY Catalina, PB4Y-2 Privateer, Ryan STM, Ryan PT-22, Ryan L-17 Navion, Vultee BT-13. Also new this year will be performances by Silver Wings Wingwalking. Back by popular demand, John Collver's War Dog T6/SNJ aerial display plus the only Northrop N9M Flying Wing will return. Other WWII aircraft include: C-53 "D-Day Doll", F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, F4F Wildcat, P-51D "Lady Alice," NA-50, P-63 King Cobra, and many more “Flying Museums.” Numerous aircraft, Navy SEALs will be on ground display in addition to military re-enactors, paratroopers, and a mock battle with "Pyro." Flying and mock battle performance days will be weekend of June, 1 & 2. Gates open 9 am to 4 pm, at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

Friday, May 31, is a FREE youth Education Day with a focus on Aviation related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This “A-STEM” day is presented by Air Group One (AG-1). There will be no scheduled air show flying on Education Day.

AG-1 will commemorate San Diego's contribution to aviation in WWII and its part in the "Arsenal of Democracy" that transformed San Diego. Audiences will be able to learn, through the memories of veterans, from military re-enactors and displays and flybys of aircraft what it was like when San Diego was home to massive aircraft industries and thousands of aerial warriors training to protect freedom, liberty and our great nation.

Wings Over Gillespie Air Show is a once-a-year family event with a FREE Kid’s Zone and FREE PARKING. Amusements, rides, education displays, a variety of food and beverages, plus a Beer Garden that will add up to a great summer weekend for all. With the SR-52 extension that connects to SR-67, Gillespie Field is now more accessible than ever.

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  • Becky H.

    We took the kid over. Funny coincidence...we didn't know parking was free so we parked out on the road and walked a way. When we got there, I misread a sign and directed us to a longer, slower ticket queue. But as we stood there waiting, two ladies immediately in front of us turned around and asked if we had tickets, when we responded no, she aid" this is your lucky day" and handed us two free passes. She had been given two more than she could use. Since the kid got in free anyway, we saved the $40 admission for Dewey and me. LOL!!
    That air show is really growing each year!

    June 2, 2013

    • Robert (Rob) H.

      That was lucky for you. I'm glad things worked out for you guys.

      June 2, 2013

  • Becky H.

    BTW, sorry we didn't respond to your question about meeting up, Rob. I know you ended up not going anyway. I had a tutoring student this morning and didn't know when we would be able to get there. Ended up there around 11:30 because my student was late. Sorry we didn't get to see you, though.

    June 2, 2013

    • Robert (Rob) H.

      I've had a busy day. Bummed I didn't get to make it. It looked like it was going to be cool. Maybe next year.

      June 2, 2013

  • Robert (Rob) H.

    I'm very sorry, I am not going to be able to make it to the airshow. Several things have come up and it make it a strain on me.

    June 2, 2013

  • Robert (Rob) H.

    I changed the time to 10:00 because the airshow soen't start until 11:00. This way we still have plenty of time to look at all the aircraft and chatch the show.

    June 2, 2013

  • Robert (Rob) H.

    Where do you guys want to meet?
    I may have my grandkids tagging along. (Don't know yet)

    May 31, 2013

2 went

  • Deward H.
    founding member, son of Satan, Assistant Organizer
  • Becky H.
    Assistant Organizer

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