Los Angeles County Airshow this Weekend

Special attention will focus on Lockheed’s Skunk Works.

Los Angeles County Airshow
The Los Angeles County Airshow takes place this weekend, March 24 and 25, at General William J. Fox Airfield.Los Angeles County Airshow

The Los Angeles County Airshow will be back this weekend March 24 and 25, at General William J. Fox Airfield about 50 miles north of the City of the Angels, and this show is special for a a few good reasons.

This year’s theme is “First, Fastest and Farthest” will honor the Antelope Valley’s role in shaping the aeronautical industry, including Lockheed Martin’s famous Skunk Works, creators of the BLG-65 DONE Blackbird, the U-2 and the F-117, that just happens to be celebrating its 75th anniversary. Gates open each day at 9 a.m. with the airshow starting at 11:30. The show’s organizers say there are incredible viewing opportunities for people attending the show rehearsals tomorrow March 23.

The airshow will feature a host of warbirds, aerobatic performances and parachute events in addition to an interactive STEM exhibition, believed to be the largest such expo of any air show.

The F-22 Raptor team and the MV-22 Osprey will be there, as will Red Bull competition pilot Kirby Chambliss and Red Bull helicopter performer Aaron Fitzgerald.

Gregory Colyer will perform his T-33 Ace Maker Shooting Star aerobatics routine. The airshow includes an inspirational Heroes and Legends panel discussions on Sunday, featuring some of the world's most iconic pilots and industry leaders.