Family fun, aerobatics at AirShow

Courtesy Truckee Tahoe AirShow


Veterans take center stage at this year’s Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival, as the event pays tribute in a “Salute to Veterans” on July 11.
Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by world-class aerobatic performers and an interactive, fun-filled children’s festival, kicking off with an Opening Ceremony followed by a Veterans Parade.
The AirShow & Family Festival offers free admission, free parking, a Kids’ Fun Zone,
interactive activities, static aircraft displays with pilot docents, free speaker forums from aviation professionals, food and merchant vendors, a food court, and free
flights for kids ages 8 to 17 years on July 12.

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This year’s featured performances include Guinness World Record holder Spencer Suderman, who will fly his Meteor Pitts Biplane and mesmerize the crowd with intense gyroscopic maneuvers like the Double Hammerhead and the Inverted Flat Spin.
Other highlighted acrobatic performers include The Cactus Air Force, a team of U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Navy veterans; Greg Colyer flying the Ace Maker, a Lockheed T-33, which was the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet; Anna Serbinenko, a self-proclaimed Sky Dancer and the Red Star Formation Team, a Precision Warbird Mass Formation Display Team.


“At the Truckee Tahoe AirShow, we really strive to include something for everyone and to bring to children and young adults in our community the world of aviation and all its many career opportunities. In addition, all our proceeds from T-shirt sales, vendor booth sales and sponsorship go to local youth,” said AirShow chairman Tim LoDolce in a press release. “And, this year, we’re going to honor our military veterans, too. We’ll have a parade for them and will honor their having served our country.”
New this year, the AirShow is offering VIP Tent Passes featuring shaded seating, no-host bar, buffet lunch and more. Passes are $45 in advance, $50 at the gate and $20 for children 12 and younger.

For more information or to purchase VIP Tent Passes, visit

Free admission & parking | $20-$50 VIP Tent Pass
No dogs

9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gates open
9:30 a.m. | Children’s Sing-a-long
10:30 a.m. | Wilderness Survival talk
11 a.m. | Children’s Puppet Show
11:15 a.m. | Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m. | Veterans’ Parade
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Nevada Bluegrass Association
12:30 p.m. | Stories of a WWII Triple Ace