Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Truckee-Tahoe AirFair met all expectations

Today’s AirFair was the first air show at the Truckee Airport since 1996. Organizers didn’t call it an “air show”, in part, because there were no aerobatic demonstrations.

The AirFair was a free event with dozens of airplanes displayed on the tarmac. You had full access as long as you didn’t touch. My favorites included the Stearman, Pitts Special, Chinock helicopter, two YAK’s, and a C-45 Beechcraft.

There were also flying airplanes making passes throughout the day. They had a P-51 Mustang, B-25 Bomber and two Soviet built YAK’s performing. They also had parachute jump performances.

AirFair was more than just airplanes. They had live music, vendors and places where kids could play.

The local Lyon’s Club served burgers and the Truckee High School Wolverines sold drinks.

The AirFair was better than I expected. They didn’t have the big name acts, but they had plenty of the hometown feel that is missing from every air show I have ever attended.

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The YAK's

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