L.A. County Air Show - Fox Field

L.A. County Air Show

by John Thow

We had the opportunity to get in on the fun at the first-ever Los Angeles County Air Show at Fox Field in Palmdale, CA. The show took place in March 2014 and featured the United States Navy Blue Angels as the star attraction. Since 2014, the show has been held each year and has alternated between the Blue Angels and the USAF Thunderbirds as the headliner.

With the absence of the Edwards AFB Open House and Air Show, the Fox Field event has become a welcome opportunity for the local California Aerospace community which includes NASA, Lockheed Martin, and more, to be able to reach out to the public. We really liked that the show had a variety of booths and activities from these groups and others that were different from what we typically get at other air shows. While our schedule has kept us from returning the past couple of years, we will definitely be back and recommend you give this one a try.

See you at the Air Show!

NASA ER-2 modified U-2

NASA ER-2 modified U-2 Photo: Dan Thow ©

Blue Angels "Fat Albert" C-130

Fat Albert takes a bow after a Blue Angels C-130 flight demonstration. Photo: John Thow ©

Mig 15 and Edge Stunt Plane

Planes of Fames Mig 15 taxis out beyond Kirby Chambliss in his Red Bull Air Racer. Photo: © Dan Thow

The Blue Angels diamond

The Blue Angels diamond over Fox Field in Palmdale, CA. J.Thow ©

Northrop N9M Flying Wing

The Planes of Fame brought out their N9M Flying Wing. J.Thow ©

B-25J Mitchell Executive Sweet

B-25J Mitchell “Executive Sweet” retracts the landing gear just after lifting off for its turn in the show. Photo: J. Thow

Red Tails P-51A Mustang

Warbirds on hand included this very rare P-51A Mustang. Photo: J. Thow

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