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What Is The Special About Air Show Hillsboro

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Air show Hillsboro

Air show Hillsboro is aviation happening that will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of July at Hillsboro Airport. Held annually, this event showcases many amazing aerial displays as well as incredible aircraft.

This year’s Airshow Hillsboro will feature the official arrival of a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II at the conclusion of a round-the-world trip by two of the aircraft. This will be the first time an F-35 is on display outside of a U.S. Air Force base and the first time Hillsboro Airport has hosted an international jet fighter at its annual Airshow. This year’s Airshow Hillsboro will feature a number of military and civilian aircraft displays, aerobatic performances, helicopter fly-offs, and simulated dogfights.

What is air show Hillsboro?

In addition to military aircraft, Hillsboro Airport will also host civilian aircraft and performance teams from across the country. Civilian performers include the Red Bull Air Force, Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle, Patriot Parachute Team, Bill Stein Airshows in Extra 330SC, and Sean Tucker in the Jet RV-7.

Additionally, Hillsboro Airport will welcome several private jet aircraft for Business Aviation, including the Boeing Business Jet (B-737) and the Citation Jet (Citation Excel). The airport will also host a Military Appreciation Rally during their annual Military Appreciation Week.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will also be performing. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s official aerobatic demonstration team who performs at air shows across the country each year to introduce Americans to their service and recruiting efforts.

How long does the Hillsboro Show last?

The Hillsboro Air Show lasts approximately two hours. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the show begins at 10 a.m. The show ends around 12 p.m., depending on the number of aircraft that will be on display during one of the day’s performances. This year, the event will feature six performances that will last approximately two hours. How do I get to the Air Show Hillsboro?

If you are taking the MAX to the Air Show, exit at E. Washington Street Station and walk one block west to Hillsboro Stadium. If you are taking the bus to the show, C-Tran will be providing service from their downtown and northside transit centers.

This year, Hillsboro Airport is providing a shuttle bus service that will be available at Milton Road in Hillsboro and also stops at the Brookwood Village area of Beaverton. The bus service is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Buses will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., every 20 minutes, and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., every 30 minutes.

Where should I park?

Parking is free and attendees are encouraged to carpool since there is limited space available. There are three levels of parking available at the Hillsboro Airport. Please note that all vehicles must display a valid driver’s license to enter the parking lot. The parking lot is located on Airport Drive and the MAX station is located one block away.

What are the VIP packages?

The Fort Fun VIP package includes access to a climate-controlled lounge, where you will be able to relax out of the summer heat while watching performances from the comfort of your seat. This package also includes a t-shirt and viewing binoculars.

The VIP Air Force One Experience is an up-close look at the official arrival of the Air Force One jet fighter at the conclusion of its round-the-world flight. You will have an opportunity to see the jet up close as it taxis to a hangar and you will also be able to take photos as it pulls into the airport.

Lastly, The Air Force One Experience is sponsored by local aviation company Alitas Aviation. This package is limited to just 50 tickets and includes an aircraft tour of the county where the jet will be repainted.

What do I need to bring?

You must be at least 10 years old to enter the Air Show Hillsboro. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 10-12 must have a ticket and are free. Under the age of 10 children must have a ticket but are free. You must bring your own picnic basket or cooler and blankets or lawn chairs in order to sit on the grass. Pets are not allowed at this event.

Air Show Hillsboro is an all-day event, so be sure to pack a lunch. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase before each performance, however, you are encouraged to bring your own water bottle.

Will there be any bathroom facilities?

Yes. The Hillsboro Airport has provided portable, non-potable restroom facilities for our guests. These facilities use a green low flush toilet that produces no odor or waste and is designed for portability, long-term storage, and easy clean-up. There are also restroom facilities located on the East side of the Hillsboro Airport, near Gate 7.

What else should I know?

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are known for being some of the most daring pilots in the country and for putting on a great show. This show is not only about military aircraft, but also about civilian aircraft as well. They have featured the Red Bull Air Force, Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle, and Patriot Parachute Team as part of their annual shows.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s official aerobatic demonstration team and perform at air shows across the country each year to introduce Americans to their service and recruiting efforts.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1952 as the precursor to today’s U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. However, the actual Air Force Squadron that performs today is the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron #1, better known as the Diamonds. The Diamonds are the official U.S.

Conclusion

The Air show Hillsboro is an exciting, fun-filled event that combines free entertainment with a celebration of the United States Air Force. Be sure to bring your family and friends so you can spend all day enjoying one of Oregon’s most popular events.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will also be performing during the 2016 Hillsboro Air Show. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s official aerobatic demonstration team who performs at air shows across the country each year to introduce Americans to their service and recruiting efforts.


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Donald Walter

Donald is a hardworking business owner and a current associate editor of an online magazine. He also loves to binge read novels and watch documentaries.

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