THE 2019 LINEUP!
Returning to Huntington Beach show for a second time is the pride of the Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Flying Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons, the Thunderbirds perform with mind-bending precision and choreographed sequences that electrify audiences with every roll, pass and formation.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas and promote the best of British.
The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.
The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment.
The A-10 is the Air Force's premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground. The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 "Warthog." They perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force. Additionally, the team brings attention to the Air Force's proud history by flying formations with historical aircraft in the Air Force Heritage Flight
The Jetpack Man, David Mayman, discussed his journey of self-flight as being "relentlessly obsessed" with jet-pack piloting and the future of the growing industry.
"I'm beyond excited to fly our technology with the second JetPack Pilot of the company, Boris Jarry, at the Great Pacific Airshow to demonstrate the amazing performance and capabilities of our jet-packs."
Known to his fans as "the JetPack Man," Mayman's pack can reach over 150-miles-per-hour, and he can travel up to three miles.
The duel jetpack performance will feature Jarry and Mayman on their FAA certified JB10 JetPacks as they soar up-close, over the water and through the venue.
The SOCOM Para-Commandos are the only joint service parachute demonstration team in the U.S. military. These Special Operations team members are selected after a rigorous training program and participate in this team in addition to their regular duties.
Jeff is no stranger to The Great Pacific Airshow. Fans may remember him flying the Screaming Sasquatch, the jet-propelled biplane that performed in 2016. Making its West Coast debut and bringing twice the excitement to Huntington Beach at this year’s Airshow is Jeff Boerboon’s Yak 110. This one-of-a-kind aircraft is made of two fuselages, two propellers, one jet engine and one awesome pilot! In addition to flying for fun, Jeff also currently flies for a major airline.
The Red Bull Air Force is a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced aviation experts on the planet. They specialize in highly coordinated aerial jump demonstrations and continually push the limits of human flight.
The US Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet flight teams perform at airshows across the country. Strike Fighter Squadron 122 (VFA-122), also known as the "Flying Eagles", are the west coast team and Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106), also known as the "Gladiators", are the east coast team.
With the Legacy Flight Program, shows pair up the Super Hornets and fly in formation with classic warbirds like the F-4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat.
Lucas Oil’s Mike Wiskus is another experienced professional who has been flying planes for over 40 years. In fact, Mike has never had any other job. He will be flying Lucas Oil’s stunt plane “Super Stinker,” formally known as the S-1-11B. This plane has been redesigned from its original build to reach new heights.
Known as the “Willa Dean,” the Lyon Air Museum’s C-47 is one of the most complete and original C-47s currently in operation and has been flying since 1941. The Lyon Air Museum was founded by Major General William Lyon and is located in Orange County, CA. On exhibit at the museum are authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia with an emphasis on the defining event of the 20th Century – World War II.
Flying in this year’s airshow is a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, one the largest military transport aircraft, and a KC 135 Stratotanker. These two aircraft will perform a simulated air-to-air refueling demonstration.
Returning for its fourth year will be the FedEx 757. This transport aircraft thrilled the crowds in 2017 when during a low, high speed pass the Boeing 757 achieved aerodynamic contrails, or vapor, over the wings.
USAF Heritage Flight Warbird pilot Major General (retired USAF) Tommy Williams
Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight F-8F Bearcat pilot Ray Dieckman