One popular community event discontinued in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Salida Airshow, will be returning to Harriet Alexander Field the morning of Saturday, June 26. It will include a community pancake breakfast starting 8:00 a.m., and high-energy aerobatic flying, skydiving demonstrations and vintage planes.
Planners expect World War II models including a P-51 Mustang, SNB-5, Bird Dog, T-6 and others. There will be formation flights along with military jets including a French Fouga, British Prevost and a Czechoslovakian L-29.
Performers scheduled thus far include Don Nelson in his 400-horsepower Russian-built Sukhoi 26, and aerobatic champion Dagmar Kress flying a Pitts S-2C biplane. Helicopters, gyroplanes, drones, classic cars and other attractions will also be on hand. Admission to the event will be free and gates open at 7:00 a.m.
The Salida Air Show event will coincide with the Salida Art Walk, also returning this year after a pandemic hiatus.
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