Last year’s Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow attracted more than 560,000 visitors! This year, the second annual Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow will be held September 29th to October 1st. The show will be headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
Surf City Family got the chance to meet two Blue Angels last week, during the Huntington Beach Airshow’s media briefing. Blue Angel #7, piloted by Lt. Brandon Hempler, the show’s narrator and Lt. Dave Steepe, the Blue Angel Event Coordinator, was supposed to complete a survey flight over Huntington Beach but unfortunately, due to weather conditions had to change its flight path. Lt. Hempler and Lt. Dave Steepe shared with media and Huntington Beach city council members, who were present, the preparation that went into Blue Angel training. Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow Director Mike McCabe was also on hand to talk about the upcoming show, which promises to be even bigger and better than the last.
Breitling, the independent Swiss watch company, will return as the Huntington Beach Airshow’s presenting sponsor. The net proceeds of the airshow support the Aviation Education Foundation of Huntington Beach, a non-profit dedicated to garnering interest in the aerospace field and empowering youth to pursue careers in aviation.