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‘Air Fest’ returning to Paso Robles 


–The Paso Robles AirFest will be coming to the Paso Robles Municipal Airport, located at 4900 Wing Way in Paso Robles, on Friday, Aug. 25-26.

Event schedule:

Friday, Aug. 25

6 – 10 p.m.: The Party: Barnstormer’s BBQ, Beer and Winemaker’s Bash

Saturday, Aug. 26

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: EAA Young Eagles – Dave Fretwell (Free Airplane Rides to Ages 8 – 17)

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: RC Demos – North County Cloud Clippers

12 p.m.: Parachute delivery of flag, Paso Robles Marching Band, National Anthem, Mayor Speech officially opening Paso Robles AirFest, Airport Appreciation Day

12:30 – 4 p.m.: Flying Demos and Aircraft


  • CDF water bomb
  • CHP helo rescue
  • Army helicopter (tactical insertion)
  • Osprey demo
  • Navy Jet – Lamore


  • Vultee BT-13 “Valient” – Gary Corippo
  • Aeronca L-16 “Grasshopper” – Bob Kelly, Wayne Rice
  • Stinson L-5 ” Sentinel” – George Marrett
  • Stearman PT-17 – Brad Eaton
  • T-34 “Mentor” – Gooney Bird Group
  • C-47 “Skytrain” – Gooney Bird Group
  • T-28 “Trojan” – Sherm Smoot
  • Aircraft TBA – Bob Kragel
  • Focke-Wulf 149D – Gooney Bird Group


Static display and booths
  • Introduction to Aviation – Doug Erway
  • Local businesses near airport
  • Information booth – directions, free water
  • Static Displays of GA aircraft – Fly In event
  • Type Clubs – Mooneys, Grummans, Cubs, etc.
  • Experimental Aircraft
  • Estrella Warbirds Museum Store, Information Booth
  • Woodland Auto Display Cars
  • Wine Association
  • Paso Robles Chamber
  • Beer booths
  • Wine booths
  • Tri Tip and Chicken Lunches for sale



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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at