2017 Event Schedule


9 a.m.  Gates Open

10 a.m.  Opening Ceremony with music by Truckee’s one and only Mountain Bells

10:30 – 12 p.m.  Aerobatic Performances (Show-day order may differ.)

  • Red Bull Race Pilot, Kirby Chambliss
  • Red Bull Wing Suit Team Performance
  • Danny Sorensen – This performance is wonderfully reminiscent of the Golden Age of Aviation in Danny’s self-built biplane.
  • Mark Peterson – He’ll show the power of his Dornier Alpha Jet hitting up to 600 mph!
  • P-51 Mustang Man O’ War will perform in the show and is available to take a ride in for a fee.
  • Rich Perkins will soar through the air in his L-39 Jet – “Fire Cat”.
  • Barry Hancock in the T-6 – big, loud and graceful filling the sky with smoke trials.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Break from Aerial Acts

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Aerobatic Performers return to the sky!


Numerous static aircraft displays!

VIP Hospitality Tent – The best show seats in the house! $50 for an adult and $25 for children 10 and under. Click here to buy tickets.

Vendors Galore – from arts and crafts to beer, burgers and more!

US Air Force Rapid Strike Display Flight Simulator!

For a fee, take a ride in a warbird! Click here to book a ride.

All day Saturday – sign-up your child (ages 8 to 17) in the Experimental Aircraft Association building to take a free flight on Sunday, July 9. Experienced volunteer pilots and ground crew from the EAA Truckee Chapter 1073 Young Eagles Program bring the thrill of flight to young people

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wayne Handley – One of, if not the best ever, Aerobatic Performer ever!
12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Colonel Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson – WWII Triple Ace Fighter Pilot.

SUDDENLINK STEAM EXPO (all-day exhibitors/hands-on activities)
1:30 p.m. Meet both Wayne Handley and Colonel Bud Anderson in the Expo. along with Christina Olds, aviation author. Olds and Colonel Anderson will be selling their books.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live Music: Nevada Bluegrass Association

11 a.m. Puppet Show: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Playwell Lego Robotics Tinkering Station

12:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Tommy’s Pirate Adventure

All day stilt walkers, Art, Games, Science, Face Painting and Bounce House fun!

4 p.m. Gates Close