Pacific Airshow Returns to Huntington Beach With Best Lineup of Performers in Events History

Top Military and Civilian Aviators From Around the World Will Wow Spectators with Over Five Hours of Aerial Performances

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flying Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons. Photo by Keyang Pang

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – The Pacific Airshow (September 29 – October 1, 2023) today announced its best lineup yet, featuring world-renowned military and civilian aviators performing for three days in Huntington Beach. Now in its seventh year, attracting 3 million live spectators, the three-day spectacle in the sky will feature over five hours of programming each day, showcasing a wide selection of aircrafts pushing the boundaries of speeds and skills.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be headlining alongside F-15 combat pilot Tom “Lark” Larkin and the 122d Fighter Squadron F-15s from the Louisiana Air National Guard. Additionally, the Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matt Hall will be joined by Australian aerobatic pilot Emma McDonald for her United States debut, flying their MX and Extra 300 aircrafts. The U.S. Army Golden Knights and U.S Navy Parachute Teams will help kick-off the show followed by appearances by the Opener Blackfly and Red Bull Bo-105 Helicopter, flown by Aaron Fitzgerald.

“Every year we try to outdo ourselves, and we’re confident that 2023 will be our most incredible, action-packed lineup of all time,” said Kevin Elliott, Pacific Airshow’s Executive Director. “Millions of people look forward to the annual Pacific Airshow and we aim to make it an unforgettably epic experience for all.”

The full list of 2023 Pacific Airshow performances include:

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

  • Canadian Forces Snowbirds

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights

  • U.S. Navy Parachute Team

  • U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo

  • U.S. Navy F-35C Demo

  • U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler Demo

  • U.S. Navy F/-18 Super Hornet Demo

  • U.S. Air Force F-35A Demo

  • U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight – P-51D Mustang – Steve Hinton Jr

  • U.S. Air Force KC-135

  • U.S. Air Force F-15 x 4 159th FW Louisiana

  • U.S. Air Force B-52 Flybys

  • FedEx B757 Flybys

  • Lyon Air Museum C-47 “Willa Dean”

  • Ace Maker T-33 2-ship

  • Matt Hall & Emma McDonald MX and Extra 300

  • Mike Goulian – Extra 330

  • Sammy Mason – Edge 540

  • Tom Larkin – SubSonex Mini Jet

  • Red Bull – Bo-105 Helicopter – Aaron Fitzgerald

  • Jet Waco- Jerrod Lindemann

  • Opener Blackfly

  • OC Fire Authority water drops 2 Bell 212s plus CH-47

“We’re encouraging everybody who’s coming to Pacific Airshow this year to purchase a ticket. We want to ensure they have the opportunity to see the airshow and have the best experience possible,” added Elliott.

The Pacific Airshow is continuing to redefine the airshow experience, now with expanded general admission and premium tickets available. You won’t want to miss the action from the best seats in the house. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit and follow Pacific Airshow on social media @pacificairshow.

About Pacific Airshow

Launched in 2016, Pacific Airshow is the largest airshow in the United States by attendance. The three-day event features the best in military and civilian flight demonstrations from teams all over the world. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Canadian Forces Snowbirds have all performed over Surf City USA. The family-friendly weekend has become an annual tradition for residents and visitors from as far away as Europe and Asia, delivering more than $105 million in economic impact to the City of Huntington Beach alone and even broader economic benefits to the County of Orange and Southern California.

For more information, please, follow Pacific Airshow on social media @pacificairshow.


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