“We got the Jets!”
We got the Jets! The 2023 California International Airshow will be one of the best air shows in many years. On Oct 7-8, 2023, Salinas skies will come alive with JETS!
Headlined by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet demonstration team, plus the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Jet team will perform. The Snowbirds will only be appearing at two air shows in the United States in 2023 and the Salinas Airshow is thrilled to be hosting them again for the first time in 12 years.
We got the JETS! In addition to the Thunderbirds and the Snowbirds, the US Navy’s latest “Top Gun” F35C Lightning II will perform. The F-35C is the world’s only long-range stealth strike fighter. It is supersonic and can reach speeds of 1.6 Mach (1200 mph). You won’t want to miss this performance at the California International Airshow.
In addition to the jets, we are bringing back the popular Red Bull Air Force Team! They are world renown for their high energy, extreme aerobatics. Led by Kirby Chambliss flying the Red Bull Edge 560, along with the Red Bull Helicopter flown by Aaron Fitzgerald. Plus the world’s most elite skydive team, the Red Bull Jumpers in their wingsuit flying and skydiving and will continually push the limits of human flight.
Also performing at this year’s airshow is Michael Goulian who is one of the most decorated aerobatic pilots in the industry. His signature air show performance combines the heart stopping gyroscopic tumbling of his Extra 330C doing top speeds of 260 mph.
You will also see local favorite Vicky Benzing flying her vintage Boeing Stearman. Big and loud, this performance brings back memories of World War II trainers. Kent Pietsch is back at Salinas flying his Interstate Cadet and you will be amazed at his talent of even landing on the top of a moving RV.
More smoke…more fire…more jet noise and more speed. For the first time welcome Hayden Profitt II driving the world’s fastest Jet Pick Up Truck. Hot Streak, a ’57 Chevy pickup with two jet engines and can reach speeds of 350 mph. There is definitely something for everyone at this year’s California International Airshow.
Watch our website for more additions to our show in the coming weeks and be sure and sign up to be an Airshow insider to get advance information, schedules, and special offers leading up to our 42nd annual air show at Salinas Airport.