Lancaster, Calif. – The Los Angeles County Air Show will take place on March 21st and 22nd at William J. Fox Air Field with Lockheed Martin once again being the presenting sponsor of the upcoming event themed “Aerospace Valley, USA™”.
The 2020 event will be the sixth Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc This premier air show launched in 2014 at William J. Fox Airfield, with participation by several aerospace companies, numerous community sponsors, and Los Angeles County 5th District.
Air Show Officials have announced that headlining the show will be the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. This will be their first civilian air show of the 2020 season after their initial performance in El Centro. To date, Air Show officials have also confirmed additional aeronautical performances by TORA, TORA, TORA (Warbirds) Jason Somes (MiG-17), Rob Harrison, the Tumbling Bear (Zlin 142C) and Vicky Benzing (Stearman), Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys (J-3) and Lightning Foundation A/S (RV, A/C. Several additional performers are expected to be announced following the air show industry’s premier ICAS convention in mid-December. The 2020 Show will once again feature an interactive STEM Expo, Heroes and Legends, unique aircraft static displays, pilots and crew member meet and greets, exhibits and vendors.
According to Los Angeles County Air Show Board President, Mike VanKirk, “2020 is an exciting year for all aerospace enthusiasts. The Los Angeles County Air Show will be kicking off the air show season with an incredible line-up. It’s such an honor to have the Blue Angels returning as our headlining act, along with some of the industry’s top performers. We’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and this year the team is stepping it up on all fronts – from jaw dropping “in-the” air performances to “on the ground” static displays, STEM expo, and a diverse lineup of aeronautical hero’s that will inspire all of us. I encourage everyone to stay tuned, because we’re going to have some more exciting announcements in the near future.”
Earlier in 2019, a formal partnership between Los Angeles County Air Show Inc., and Edwards Air Force Base was announced. This partnership paves the way to resume air shows at Edwards Air Force Base. The last public air show at the base was in 2009. The last Los Angeles County Air Show was in March of 2018.
2020 will be an unprecedented year for Antelope Valley (commonly referred to as Aerospace Valley) air shows, hosting two world class events within a nine-month period. Starting in 2021, the air show venues will rotate bi-annually between William J. Fox Airfield and Edwards Air Force Base:
- March 21-22, 2020 at William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, Calif.
- October 10-11, 2020 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
- October 2021 at William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, Calf.
- October 2022 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
VanKirk went on to say “We’re very excited to be part of Edwards Air Force Base coming back on the air show map. Working together to support each other in with a myriad of logistics will ensure two incredible air shows that will provide spectators with a lifetime air show experience.”
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About Los Angeles County Air Show
The Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the importance of aviation for continued economic growth, inspiration, and educational opportunities for our youth, and enhancing available for the service and sacrifice of our military men and women. The mission of the Air Show will in, in part, accomplished by giving back to the needs of the community through a regional scholarship program for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For more information about the Los Angeles County Air Show, please go to www.lacountyairshow.com.
Contacts: Patricia Cox Susan Newman-Harrison
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