Please Note: Read the directions below very carefully BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.
1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.
2) This is a day trip and we will be carpooling from the Sepulveda Garden Center located at: 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91406. We will meet at 9 AM SHARP!
Call me when you arrive at the Sepulveda Garden Center at:[masked]-4099. Do not text me.
3) If you carpool, please give your designated driver at least $15 in CA$H to reimburse for gas and car maintenance.
4) Tickets for the Air Show cost $20 per person. Does not include a seat.
5) We will first have brunch/lunch at the Voyager restaurant located near the Mojave Air & Space Port, and then head to Lancaster for the Air Show.
Please bring at least $15 in CA$H to settle your portion of the bill for brunch/lunch.
Yelp reviews for Voyager restaurant: http://www.yelp.com/biz/voyager-restaurant-mojave
For more info on the Air Show, check out their website: http://www.lacountyairshow.com/inaugural-los-angeles-county-air-show-announces-show-dates-headlining-act-u-s-navy-blue-angel/
2 years ago I went to my very 1st Air Show and I was very impressed at how they used a lot of WW II vehicles to fly in the air. It was a much more moving experience than just seeing them displayed in a museum collecting dust. You could hear the roar of their engines and see them zoom by in the air field. The stunt air pilots performed such feats that made me a little nauseous, even if I was watching them from a fair distance because it was just almost unbelievable to see the aerial daredevil stunts they did. Then last year I visited the Edwards AFB and noticed they had a NASA Research Center. So I was really pleased that the NASA Research Center was going to participate in the very first Air Show in Lancaster, which is the space and aviation hub of SoCal. We will get to see WWII and more current military vehicles along with aerospace machines from NASA.
Preview video: http://vimeo.com/87432248
First Stop: Voyager Restaurant located at:
1434 Flight Line
Mojave, CA 93501
Stop 2: Inaugural LA County Air Show located at:
General William J Fox Airfield
4555 West Avenue G, Lancaster, 93536
From their website:
"On The Ground
Air Show fans will enjoy an action packed weekend both on the ground and in the air. Every gravity-defying maneuver, fly-over and aerobatic performance will leave you speechless. It’s going to be an incredible show!
Throughout the flight line, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crewmembers, and experience interactive attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Stay tuned as we announce additional attractions in the coming weeks!
NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center will be participating in the Los Angeles County Airshow at Fox Airfield in Lancaster, CA.
Between the amazing flight performances, you can come visit our outreach exhibits and learn more about the latest and greatest in flight research and technology at NASA. We’ll also have educational activities for the kids, and a chance to get up close and personal with various NASA Aircraft!
In The Sky
‘Fat Albert’ Lockheed C-130 Blue Angels support aircraft
A special performance by the Blue Angels Lockheed C-130 support aircraft, affectionately known as ‘Fat Albert’, will also be part of the show! You won’t want to miss ‘Fat Albert’ in action!
The Blue Angels
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will headline the 2014 LA County Air Show! The Blue Angels demonstrate the precision taught to all naval aviators while flying less than 36 inches apart in the four-plane diamond, echelon and six-plane delta formations, while the opposing solos demonstrate the power and maneuverability of the Navy’s elite strike fighter, the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet. A sight to behold this March!
Former two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion and five time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, Kirby Chambliss dominates the sky with polished aerobatic skills, maneuvering his aircraft in ways that defy gravity. As part of the Red Bull performance, Kirby Chambliss will fly one of his explosive aerobatic routines in conjunction with the wingsuit flyers creating an aviation circus-like performance in the sky by some of the world’s top extreme athletes. Come check him out at Fox Field!
Red Bull helicopter pilot, Chuck ‘Malibu’ Aaron, known as a methodical risk taker and the first civilian ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the U.S. Aaron has also been inducted into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is recognized officially as a Living Legend of Aviation. See Aaron as he takes to the skies of LA County!
Flying a beautiful Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star named “Ace Maker,” Greg ‘Wired’ Colyer has been performing for Airshow fans since 2008. With big, sweeping turns and graceful aerobatics, fans are shown first hand the appreciation for this aircraft and its place in history as the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet. Colyer has also founded the nonprofit (501c-3) T-33 Heritage Foundation to help in the preservation of this iconic aircraft. Come experience the wonders of the “Ace Maker!”
Red Bull Air Force – Wingsuit Flyers
The Red Bull Air Force Team defies gravity with thrilling performances and demonstrations of B.A.S.E Jumping, Heli Acrobatics, Paragliding, Plane Acrobatics, Skydiving, and Wingsuit Flying. These professional athletes continuously look for opportunities to push the boundaries of human flight. Catch the Wingsuit Flyers this March!
Heritage Flight – P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre Jet
In an amazing display of formation and aerobatic flying, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation will bring its homage and artistry to the sky over Los Angeles County. With two of the most iconic fighters in our nation’s history, the P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre, the Heritage Flight will honor the past of the US Air Force while giving Air Show fans the opportunity to see and hear these aircraft in the sky at the same time. The Sabre and Mustang were instrumental in establishing air dominance in their respective eras, and we remember those who fought and died on the wings of these amazing machines.
Bill Braack – Smoke-N-Thunder
As the Jet Car approaches the taxiway, you hear the deafening roar of the engine, see the billowing clouds of smoke, and feel the reverberations of the mini sonic blooms under your feet. No, this is not just another aircraft, but rather the Jet Car. The Jet Car is one of a kind. It is a top-notch machine weighing 2,300 lbs and measuring 26ft in length. The reverberant engine is a Westinghouse J34-48 originally used in the North American Buckeye T-2A aircraft, pumping 10,000 horsepower, and accelerating at speeds approaching 400 mph! During the performance, Bill Braack, in the front seat of the jet car, is challenged by an aircraft above to a race till the finish. Racing at speeds approaching 400 mph, the jet car overtakes the aircraft in seconds! Jet Car versus aircraft – who will you be routing for?
Korean War Reenactment – featuring a dogfight between an F-86 Sabre Jet and a Mig 15
Featuring a Yak-3, Mig 15, AT-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, F4U-1 Corsair and F-86 Sabre, this collection of aircraft from the Planes of Fame Air Museum will put on a reenactment of a scenario that could of occurred over the skies over Korea culminating in a dogfight between the F-86 and Mig15.
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Aerobatic Demonstration
The P-38 Lightning is one of the most famous airplanes of all time, it is only fitting that pilot Steve Hinton would be the one to demonstrate the graceful aerobatics of such a unique aircraft. Although very few remain flying today, the P-38 is one of the most recognizable fighters of its time because of the twin boom design. Excelling in air-to-air combat, the P-38 was flown by pilots such as Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire, the top two American aces. The P-38 that will fly in the show was restored by the Planes of Fame Air Museum and returned to flight in 1988.
Northrop N9MB Flying Wing flyover
Performing several passes will be the grandfather of the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Northrop N9MB. Built in 1944, this aircraft was designed to provide flight test information from which the controlability and performance of the XB-35 Flying Wing Bomber could be predicted. This aircraft has been flown by well know test pilots, including Robert Cardenas, Russ Schleeh, John Myers and Bob Hoover. Currently owned and restored by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California, it embodies the historical significance of the Aerospace Valley."