PHOTO: Apple Valley Airshow flies high this Saturday

Officials for the event say a special appearance by TWO Edwards Air Force Base F-16 Vipers coming to the Apple Valley Airshow on Saturday, Oct. 8.

APPLE VALLEY -- The 19th Annual Apple Valley Airshow and NAPA® Auto Parts Car Show returns after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apple Valley Airport featuring extreme aerobatics from legendary pilots, skydivers, paratroopers, warbirds and military fly-bys. Vintage planes, classic cars and military vehicles will also be on display.

A full schedule is planned, including Dawn Patrol RV Formation Team, breathtaking aerobatics by the Undaunted Airshows formation aerobatics team, aerobatic pilot Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane, John Collver in his AT-6/SNJ “Wardog”, Rich Piccirilli with Just In Time Skydivers, Paratroopers jumping from the C-53 Skytrooper D-Day Doll, vintage warbirds like two North American P-51 Mustangs from Palm Springs Air Museum and TBM-3E Avenger and SBD-5 Dauntless, SNJ-5 Texan, P-38 Lightning, the B-25 Mitchell from Planes of Fame Air Museum and more.

PHOTO2: Apple Valley Airshow flies high this Saturday

Officials say this year’s highlight includes the TA-4 Skyhawk military jet along with other military fly-bys.

Along with the eyes in-the-sky excitement, the STEM Expo tent will offer the true aviation learning experience for all ages to enjoy where eventgoers can learn to fly a plane, build a plane or rocket, and test their “Top Gun” flying skills in a flight simulator at no additional cost. The airshow provides scholarships for local students in the STEM field.

On-hand will be test and aerobatic pilot Chuck Coleman in his Extra 300L performing some of the same aerobatics he trained the actors in for “Top Gun: Maverick” movie.

Spectators will have the opportunity to meet all the pilots and get autographs after their performances.

The Apple Valley Airshow, a family favorite event, attracts spectators from all over Southern California. This year’s highlight also includes the A-4 Skyhawk, two F-16 Vipers from Edwards AFB and a C-27J Spartan from the US Coast Guard Sacramento. 

PHOTO3: Apple Valley Airshow flies high this Saturday

Officials say two P-51 Mustangs from Palm Springs Air Museum will fly at Apple Valley Airshow this year.

The NAPA® Auto Parts Car Show “Show and Shine” along with Inglis Classics “Hot Rod Hotties” will rev up the oldies but goodies experience in classic cars. Spectators are encouraged to stop by the NAPA® booth and pick up a form so they can vote for your favorite car.

Eventgoers will be entertained with live music throughout the day by the band Modd Rodds. 

The event is sponsored by San Bernardino County Department of Airports.

There will be a variety of food and souvenir booths as well as a beer garden hosted by the Rotary Club of Apple Valley.

The event is open from 9 a.m. and to 3 p.m. Parking is free. Aerial demonstrations are from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Only cash will be accepted for ticket purchases. Note: Vendors may accept credit/debit cards.

  • General Admission: $10
  • Military (Active Duty with ID): $7
  • Children 11 and under: Free
  • Pre-sale tickets are available or may be purchased on event day.  Visit applevalleyairshow.com/tickets for pre-sale purchase locations.

Apple Valley Airport is located off Highway 18. Take Highway 18 to 21600 Corwin Rd. in Apple Valley.

No animals except service animals are allowed at the event.

Items Not Allowed Inside

  • Large coolers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Drones
  • Canopies
  • Large umbrellas

Chairs, sitting blankets and cameras are allowed. We encourage eventgoers to prepare for outdoor weather with sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.

For a complete list on how to plan your day or schedule of the show, visit applevalleyairshow.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.