By Jay Valento
This weekend is the Huntington Beach Air Show 2019. On Friday, October 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2019 is the Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach will be flying air force planes over the ocean around the Huntington Beach pier area.
It is free to attend. Located at Pacific Coast Highway and the famous Huntington Beach pier you can watch the air show for free.
The Great Pacific Airshow allows visitors to experience the best air show the United States has to offer.
Come out to the event and celebrate your patriotism and watch skilled airborne performers do incredible acrobatic feats in the California sky.
The Huntington Beach air show is free but they do offer sitting on the pier and in the Flight Line Club area on the beach for a fee: tickets.
Stadium Seating for Huntington Beach Air Show 2019 Tickets
If you want to sit in the stand, then there is a fee for that. You can find out more information on the Pacific Air Show website (tickets). I like the free idea better.
Flight Line Club for the Huntington Beach Air Show
Since this event is really out over the ocean at the beach, the organizers create a couple of venues that you can take advantage of with some perks for visitors with tickets.
The first is the Flight Line Club. This is a catered lunch area with beverages like beer for those over 21…and, of course, a great view of the air show acrobatics.
Watch the Show for “Free” that Works for Me
Free works for me. Just head to the sand and watch the show…put on your flip flops, sandals, grab a towel or a couple of beach chairs on the way to the sand.
Who will Be Performing at the Huntington Beach Air Show 2019?
- US Air Force Thunderbirds
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
US Air Force F-35 Lightning 2 Demo
US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt 2 Demo Team
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team called The Red Arrows from the United Kingdom
Red Bull Air Force
USN F-18 Demo from the US Navy
JetPack Men (men can fly?)
SOCOM Para Commandos will be parachuting down from the sky
YAK 110 – jet-propelled biplane
T-33 Ace Maker (video)
Lucas Oil’s Mike Wiskus is an experienced professional flying a stunt plane
Lyon Air Museum’s C-47 Dakota
US Air Force C-17 Globemaster 3 and KC 135 Straotanker; two large military transport aircraft
FedEx 757 (I guess there will be some packages delivered – just kidding) Video
P-51 Mustang “Wee Willy 2” – this is a USAF Heritage Flight Warbird
F-8F Bearcat – a Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight
Where Would be the Best Place to Sit and Watch?
Near the Waterfront Hilton at Huntington Beach Street and Pacific Coast Highway is center stage. The aerial show is 1 mile long so anywhere near the Huntington Beach Pier for about a mile or so.
Map of the Waterfront Hilton
South of the Huntington Beach pier, I would say about 1/2 mile is The Waterfront Beach Resort Hilton. According to the organizers of the event, it is the center stage of the air show. You can find it on the map below.
The purple area on the pier is the pier sitting which I think is $30 and limited.
I’d park in the downtown Huntington Beach area and walk to the sand or take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to somewhere closer to the action.
Huntington Beach Web Cam
Check out the action before going to the beach. This is a great way to check out the action before going to the beach. This camera is at the shops about midway down the pier
The City of Huntington Beach has a LIVE webcam on the pier near Duke’s restaurant.
Frequently Asked Questions
See this location on their main event website: https://pacificairshow.com/faq
- Will you be attending this weekend?
Just in Case You Have Friends Who Live on Pacific Coast Highway
Just in case you have any friends or family living on Pacific Coast Highway, this weekend may be the best time to visit them for this event. For example, if you have friends in 200 Pacific Coast Highway building, which is known as Pier Colony, I would think a party in this building facing the ocean would be awesome.
Bring pizza and refreshments.
Or maybe, friends at 711 Pacific Coast Highway at the Huntington Pacific community of condos located on the sand would be a great viewing location.