Don’t Miss the San Diego Airshow on June 20-21

AirShow San Diego commemorates the 70th Anniversary of America’s triumph in WWII, and salutes our veterans’ devotion and sacrifice in conflicts since 1945.

This year’s AirShow San Diego (formerly known as “Wings Over Gillespie”) will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Don’t miss San Diego’s largest civilian-run airshow on June 20-21!

Return engagement and invited aircraft (subject to change): P-38 “23 Skidoo”, P-51s, B-25, F4U Corsair, Aichi D3A ‘Val’, SNJ, C-47, 99’s with Julie Clarke in her T-34 Aerobatic routine, and return performances by John Collver’s SNJ “War Dog” and the Red Eagles Formation Flight Team. The local military has been invited to display the current military aircraft at the show. A mock battle with “Pyro” will be flown both days. Numerous additional aircraft will also be on ground display. Other features of the show include:

  • T-6, C-47 & Helicopter Rides Available
  • Mock Dogfight with Pyro
  • Static Vintage, Antique, and WWII Aircraft
  • Beer Area featuring Anheuser Busch regular and craft beers
  • Flight Line Chalet Seating
  • New – Photographers Friday Night Sunset Access
  • Photographers Saturday Pass w with exclusive access and P-38 Photo Shoot
  • Classic Hot Rods and Show Cars
  • Free Kids Zone
  • Musical Guests including: Millionaire Beach Bums
  • Opportunity Drawing to win a Warbird Ride!!
  • Opportunity Drawing to win a P-51 Pedal Plane
  • Free Shuttle from Gillespie Field Trolley Station (green line) to Main Gate. More info here
  • $5 Parking

AirShow San Diego is a once-a-year family event with a free Kid’s Zone including educational displays, a variety of food and beverages, classic cars, a beer area, and plenty of vintage aircraft on display and in the air that will add up to a great summer weekend for all.

All single day use tickets are good only for the day issued, and multi-day passes are good for both days. All tickets are non-refundable if the show is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Show hours are June 20-21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $75.

Air Group One formed as the “San Diego Squadron” of the CAF in 1981. Two years later it was reformed as a CAF Wing and renamed “Air Group One.” Its hangar is located at 1921 North Marshall, Hangar #13 on Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California. Air Group One’s hangar and WWII museum currently displays an SNJ-5 Texan “Sassy,” an L-3, and our L-5 Sentinel “Betsy” is currently in restoration at our hangar.

Air Group One is a purely volunteer-driven organization. The members and volunteers dedicate their efforts to a variety of local projects, such as the maintenance and restoration of WWII aircraft, memorial flyovers at special events, contribution of museum displays to educate the public, and providing support and presence at Southern California air shows. Air Group One presents monthly member and volunteer gatherings, youth educational events and symposiums as well as annual events, such as the highly-anticipated World War II air show, “AirShow San Diego” formerly Wings Over Gillespie.

The San Diego AirShow will be held at Gillespie Field, 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon.

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