Salinas Municipal Airport
- USAF Thunderbirds
- US Navy F-35C Lightning II Demo
- US Navy Legacy Flight [F-35C/TBD]
- Greg Colyer [T-33 Shooting Star]
- Vicky Benzing [Stearman]
- Jon Melby [Pitts S-1-11B]
- Tom Larkin [SubSonex MicroJet]
- Steve Stavrakakis [IAR-283]
- John Collver [SNJ Texan]
- Tora Tora Tora
- Smoke n' Thunder Jet Truck
- Precision Exotics
Announcer: Rob Reider
Updated As Of 3/6/20
With the return of the Friday Night Airshow on June 5, the place to be is definitely going to be Maverick's Lounge featuring the "Danger Zone Bar"!
Enjoy the night airshow then a night club atmosphere with music and dancing after the show!
The "Danger Zone Bar" at Maverick's Lounge will be offering an open FULL Bar and amazing food featuring Bacon, Bourbon & Brew from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (cash bar after 9:00 pm), then Music and Dancing after the Friday Night Airshow for $150 per person!
If that's not quite your speed, we have other awesome ticket options for the Friday Night Airshow for you! Get your tickets today!
The 40th California International Airshow remains scheduled for June 5, 6, and 7th, 2020. Our mission each year is to produce a “World Class” airshow that is safe for our performers, spectators and volunteers and then pass through the proceeds to local charities. An event like this takes months of preparation and planning and our Board of Directors continue with that mission for this year’s airshow.
Our organization will continue to follow guidance of local, state, and federal health agencies as we plan our event. In addition, we are associated with our Air Show Association who is actively engaged with US Military officials in advising hundreds of air shows around North America concerning the Coronavirus.
Again our number one priority is the health and safety of our fans, volunteers and the community. While we are hopeful by June the spread of the COVID 19 will be minimized, if it is not we have a plan to cancel or postpone our 40th Anniversary Airshow.
If your plans for June include attending our 40th Anniversary show and you purchase tickets you can be assured if the recommendation is to cancel or postpone the show we will issue full refunds on ticket purchases.
Thanks for supporting the California International Airshow and all the best to you and your families during this difficult time.
The board of directors of the non profit 501 (c)3 California International Airshow Salinas voted today to donate $2,500 to the Community Foundation for Monterey County's COVID-19 Relief Fund. The local non-profit which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, producing one of the finest "non military" airshow in the country, and that has given over $8.0 million to local charities, felt it was fitting to contribute to the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help provide the much needed financial support to those members of our community that are most at risk in Monterey County. "The community has been good to us and we want to be there for the community," said Karen Curtis, Board President.
With the abundance of uncertainty of the near term impact of COVID-19 on our community, the Board of Directors and management of the Airshow remain guardedly optimistic about the June Airshow. "From what we are hearing at the present time from performers, we are proceeding under the assumption that the show will happen. We are however monitoring the national crisis daily and are in constant communications with ICAS (the International Council of Air Shows). The Airshow has been a tradition of inspiration and dreams for our community for 40 years. We all believe that the show is exactly what our community will need once we get past this current crisis," said Nicholas Pasculli, Director of Marketing for the California International Airshow, Salinas.
In response to the boards decision to make this donation, Dan Baldwin, President & CEO of the Community Foundation for Monterey County had this to say; "The Community Foundation for Monterey County is very pleased to be receiving generous support from the California International Airshow Salinas for its COVID 19 Relief Fund. This type of support is a recognition of the Airshow’s commitment to our community’s most vulnerable residents."
Tickets for the 3-day show, June 5, 6 and 7 remain on sale on https://salinasairshow.com/. For more information on this years show and to stay informed about plans for the 40th Anniversary Show check the website or the organizations Facebook page for regular updates. For more about the history of the charitable works that the California International Airshow, Salinas has been committed to for 40 years, visit https://salinasairshow.com/about-us/.
COVID-19 FORCES THE CANCELLATION OF THE
40TH ANNIVERSARY AIRSHOW
Locally organized by volunteers and support by sponsors and the community at large, the organization that has a long history of contributing millions of dollars to charities faced with a heart breaking decision.
April 3, 2020 - SALINAS, CA On April 2, 2020 at 4:15pm the all volunteer Board of Directors of the California International Airshow has made the difficult decision to cancel the 40th Anniversary show scheduled for June 5, 6 and 7, 2020, due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)Pandemic. “The safety of our Airshow supporters, volunteers, and the community is a priority and, sadly, it has now become apparent we will not be able to proceed,” said Karen Curtis board president.
The Board has been closely following the guidelines for our local, state and national leaders very carefully and wanted to remain hopeful the spread of the virus would start to diminish in ample time for our annual charitable event. The goal was to give our community an event to look forward to as this crisis subsided, but even more so, as an avenue to push charitable dollars when they are most needed here at home.
The mission each year of the Airshow is to stage a safe, family-oriented event for the Community, showcasing the World’s best military and civilian air show performers, while raising over $8.5 million for local charities since our inception in 1981. The USAF Thunderbirds were set to perform at this year’s show, along with many other exceptional acts.
“While we are saddened to have to cancel our 40th Anniversary show, the Airshow will continue to work with the military and civilian performers in the future to bring back this popular all-volunteer community event,” said Curtis.
The Air Show Board of Directors is grateful all of the Air Show Sponsors, President’s Club Members, Volunteers, and the thousands of air show spectators who attend our annual charitable event. “We wish everyone and their families the very best in health during this National crisis,” said Curtis.
All tickets purchased on-line for our 2020 show will be automatically refunded by the on-line ticket service provider. Please watch our website for further updates, www.salinasairshow.com.
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