Friday, September 28, 2012

Chico Air Show 2012 starts today: Chico Municipal Airport (KCIC), California

CHICO -- Starting at 4 p.m. today, the Chico Air Show 2012 will officially begin, with aerobatics in the sky starting about an hour later at the Chico Municipal Airport. 

The Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-18 Hornet demo team, which arrived Thursday, will be performing along with several other aerial displays.

The Canadian team will take to the skies on Saturday and Sunday too, along with Rockstar FMX Team with freestyle motocross, Rex and Melissa Pemberton aerobatics, Gregory "Wired" Colyer with an AceMaker T-33, Team Rocket, and demonstration by a P-51.

There also will be a Yak 55, the Jelly Belly Stearman, a Search and Rescue demo, radio-controlled aircraft demo, and ground displays of military aircraft, including a Coast Guard C-130 and HH65 helicopter, and a C-17, C-5 and U-2. There will be tethered hot air balloon rides, displays of warbirds and classic cars, as well as activities for children. There will be chances to ride in a small airplane.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship Patty Wagstaff will be greeting the public.

On Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. The air entertainment starts at 11 a.m. both days, and the Royal Canadian Air Force team performs at about 2 p.m.

Tonight admission is $15, with children 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, with children 6-12 $5, under 6 free. College students are $10 at the gate with student ID.

Flightline Club admission, which includes shaded flightline seating and lunch, is $60 adults, and $20 children 6-12.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Chico Chamber of Commerce, 441 Main St.; Raley's stores in Chico and Oroville; and Northern California National Bank, 1717 Mangrove Ave.

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