The “Wings Over Camarillo” Air Show features public access to the planes, pilots and crews. The show is produced by the Camarillo Wings Association, made up of members of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Commemorative Air Force, which has a museum at the airport.
Arriving early in the morning allows time to walk around the tarmac and see the planes up close and talk with the pilots or crew about the planes and get some great photos.
At noon an expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines with nearly 90 aircraft; including vintage planes, experimental, and WWII fighter, bombers and transports.
To start the air show, parachutists jump out of a transport plane at 8,000 feet above the airport and glide down over the crowd below. Afterwards, the show features single aircraft demonstrations and aerobatic flying, formation flying, high speed runs down the fly zone, plus vivid descriptions, the history of the flying aircraft and their pilots over the PA systems.
Veterans are available throughout the venue to share their flying experiences with stories, photos, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia. Hot air balloon and war bird rides, food vendors, vintage steam engines and a classic car show make this a full day of fun.