Family, Fun, and Flight. 


The mission of the Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival is to provide a free interactive, educational and fun-filled, family-oriented aviation event for the Truckee North Tahoe region, with all proceeds going to local youth organizations, programs and scholarships.


It took a passion for aviation, educating children about aviation, and for the Truckee North Tahoe Community to bring a relatively small group of volunteers and sponsors together on July 7, 2012, to produce, after a 16-year hiatus, the Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival. Now the event is a full-blown air show with world-renowned performers and speakers. The event features a family festival filled with kids’ activities and musical/puppet show performances. Vendors line the ramp along with airplane static displays and docents.


For the past 8 years The Truckee Tahoe Airport District has generously offered local nonprofit organizations a creative way to raise money for local youth. The District funds all the operational costs for the Air Show & Family Festival, and hundreds of volunteers from the EAA Chapter 1073, Truckee Optimist Club, and KidZone Museum produce the event while raising money through sponsorships, vendor booth sales, VIP Hospitality Tent ticket sales and the sale of miscellaneous items.

Since 2012, over $350,000 has been raised for local youth. Our goal for 2021 is to raise over $60,000. Please join us in helping give back to our local youth and become a sponsor. Click here to learn more. 


The committee is made up of volunteers from three Truckee nonprofit organizations along with representatives from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.

Executive Director, Tim LoDolce, EAA Local Chapter 1073

Director of Air Operations, Bruce Marlow, Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Director of Ramp Operations, Bard Wilmar, EAA Local Chapter 1073

Director of Speaker Forums/Education, David Love, EAA Local Chapter 1073


Director of Emergency Response, Victor Hernandez


Treasurer, Kevin Smith, Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Directors of Safety Operations, Stacey Justesen and David Hoffman, Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Director of Vendor Booth Sales and Coordination , John Manocchio, Truckee Optimist Club

Director of Parking, Norm Nicholls, Truckee Optimist Club

Director of the Family Festival/Assistant Director of Hospitality, Joan Zappetini, KidZone Museum


Director of Hospitality, Norm Justesen, Truckee Optimist Club

Director of Communications/Sponsorship, Margaret Skillicorn, Paragon PR + Marketing