Flying high at AirFest |

Flying high at AirFest

People are setting up for the Nevada County Air Fest2013, Friday at the Nevada County Airport as WWII planes were coming in all and some of the planes put on a show before landing. The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation over the Glenbrooke Basin landing at the Nevada County Airport Friday afternoon.
John Hart/ | The Union

The Nevada County AirFest kicked off Friday night with a dinner and dance. Then the show begins today at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast lasting until 11 a.m., concurrent with a full day of activities that start at 8 a.m. at the Nevada County Airport, 13083 John Bauer Ave., Grass Valley.

One highlight this year will be a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, as well as four P-51 Mustangs. This year’s AirFest will also feature The Patriots Jet Team, a fast formation flying squadron of six L-39 jets that have dazzled spectators at air shows around the country with aerial acrobatic maneuvers that are accented with red, white and blue smoke trails.

The event also boasts an assortment of rare and classic cars, foods, a flight simulator, bounce house and face-painting.

Tickets are available at the SPD Markets in Grass Valley and Nevada City, Beam Easy Living Center in Grass Valley and the Nevada County Airport office.

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