AirFest prepares for takeoff |

AirFest prepares for takeoff

World War II fighter planes touched down at Nevada County Airport Friday afternoon as the 30th annual AirFest prepared for takeoff.

While volunteers set up the dance floor for Friday evening’s Moonlight Swing dance, the P-51 Mustang bombers were among the first planes to arrive in preparation for today’s air show, which runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the airport.

Besides vintage warbirds, the show will include air racers, experimental aircraft and radio-controlled model airplane demonstrations. Vendors will be on hand selling food and cold drinks.

AirFest kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., CalFire and the United States Forest Service will give an aerial fire suppression demonstration. Flybys will begin at 1 p.m.

Admission at the gate costs $5; kids 6-and-under are admitted for free.

The Nevada County Airport is located at 13083 John Baurer Ave. in Grass Valley.

For more information, go to or call 273-4920.

-The Union Staff

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