Hangar 24 AirFest in Redlands takes off

Hangar 24 AirFest in Redlands takes off

Day 1 of the annual Hangar 24 AirFest filled the mostly overcast sky above Redlands with metal and thunder Saturday, May 18.


  • Two of the Red Eagles Formation Team fly their Russian-designed YAK-52 aircrafts during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Pilot Jive Kerby waves from the cockpit of his DASH AeroSports highly modified L-39 Albatros after fling in the Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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  • A C-17 Globemaster III & KC-135 Stratotanker a military aerial refueler perform a flyover during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Little beer mugs provided beer drinkers the chance to try many different types of beer during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A airshow fans looks over Bunny a Red Tail P-51 Mustang on display during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Jerod Flohr flies his A-4 SKYHAWK during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Photographers line up and shoot a A C-17 Globemaster III during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Jon Melby flies the Hangar 24 Muscle Bi-Plane during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Beer drinkers taste many kinds of beer in little mugs during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft performs during Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Municipal Airport in Redlands on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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Day 2 could possibly see rain, but organizers say it would take a major storm to cancel acts. As of Saturday afternoon, showers and a chance of a thunderstorm were predicted before the 11 a.m. Sunday start time, according to the National Weather Service. Possible precipitation could total between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, which won’t mean much to some of the behemoths roaring in for the air show.


New additions to the AirFest this year include an Air Force Heritage Flight set to music with an A-10 Warthog and a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; and a Legacy Flight with the Super Hornet and a vintage FJ-4 Fury jet.


The charity event lasts through 6 p.m. Sunday at the Redlands Municipal Airport, 1755 Sessums Drive, Redlands.


Information: hangar24airfest.com