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2013 Air Fair soars into the San Bernardino Mountains.
This year’s theme highlights the value and benefits that our airport provides to
Big Bear’s residents and valley visitors.
Gates open at 7AM with a pancake breakfast prepared by Big Bear Kiwanis. The show starts two hours later with a spectacular
high altitude entrance by the Just in Time Skydivers and an emotional marching musical presentation by Lake Arrowhead’s Fife
and Drum Corp.
“Wings Over Big Bear” brings with it more than a dozen of the aircraft which secured our Nation’s independence in earlier
years. Two World War II vintage B-25 Mitchell Bombers, a carrier capable F4U Corsair, the 420 MPH P38 Lightning, the very
recognizable P-51 Mustang long range fighter, a 1000+ horsepower P-40 Warhawk and a Douglas Dauntless Navy dive bomber
arrive straight out of the 1940’s to grace our airspace. These aircraft will be accompanied on the display ramp by a Vietnam era
Douglas A-1 Skyraider and an assortment of T-34 propeller and T-38 jet training aircraft. Guests should find the 1930’s designed
twin engine C-45 Expeditor, also known as the Beechcraft Model 18, an exciting new addition to the display.
Fly-Ins are welcomed and enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the spot landing competition upon arrival. Parking will be
available on the ramp south of the runway and east of the terminal. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories for
aircraft wishing to be reviewed by our panel of judges.
Consistent with the vintage aircraft on display, the Air Fair 1940’s admission price of just $1 should encourage visitors to come
and enjoy the many food and souvenir vendors and community group exhibits. And for the first time, we are excited to have the
Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!
This day promises to be filled with fun, food, fresh air and fantastic flying.