Flybys, airplane rides, skydiving acts, a parade and other action are scheduled Saturday during Flabob Airport’s 17th annual “Veterans Day Celebration & Air Show” in Jurupa Valley.
The event, slated to get underway at 9 a.m., is expected to draw 2,000 to 3,000 spectators.
Parachutists are slated to make a drop over the airfield to start things off, after which pilots at the controls of World War II-era warbirds will make a series of passes before putting their aircraft on static display for visitors to see up-close throughout the day, according to organizers.
A veterans parade, featuring bagpipers from UC Riverside and representatives from each service branch, will be held on the tarmac, with tributes paid to vets from all major overseas campaigns.
Cowboy re-enactors will put on an Old West gunfight, and members of a martial arts group will showcase their skills.
The Riverside Police Department will have a K9 unit and air assets on display.
There will also be live music, military armaments, vintage automobiles, motorcycles and tractors on the airfield. Rides aboard several different types of planes will be available for attendees interested in a bird’s eye view of the Riverside metropolitan area.
The on-site gym, Skyraider Crossfit, will be hosting a competition in its leased hangar that includes weightlifting and rope-climbing.
Food booths, a “kids zone,” complete with a rock-climbing wall and a petting zoo, will be part of the goings-on, as well, according to airport officials.
Festivities will wrap up about 4 p.m.
More information is available at www.flabobvetsday.com/.
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