AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!


Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm.

Additional acts confirmed are the Patriots Jet Team, Robosaurus, the Camarillo Ward Birds demo (P-51, Spitfire, Zero, Hellcat, Bearcat), Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Car, T-33 Shooting Star demo, War Dog AT-6 demo by John Collver, Kent Pietsch and the Jelly Belly Piper Cub, John Melby and his Pitts S-2B, Vicy Benzing and her Extra 300S, Sand Diego War Birds Trainer Parade (T-33, T-6, T-28, T-34, Stearmans, etc.), a parachute team, C-17/KC-135 aerial display, C-17 ground display (Clown Car potential with Army/Marines). More acts may be confirmed after the International Convention on Air Shows in December, such as Chuck Aaron and the Red Bull helicopter, F-35 demo, Harrier demo, V-22 Osprey demo.

We will soon be announcing social media sites, created specifically for the air show, where you can get all the current information, tips on what to bring, a list of things you cannot bring, ask questions, and voice concerns. Watch The Beacon for the announcement or watch for it at or on Twitter @March_ARB. In the meantime, if you have any air-show-specific questions, email