2004 Show Overview                               

Daily Schedule



Helpful Suggestions




            Well be back next year! Keep it upit never gets old or boring!

                                                            -- 2002 exit survey comment



2004 Show Overview

It will be a terrific aviation weekend, as the gates of the popular Camarillo Air Show open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29.  Celebrating its 24th year, the 2004 show pays tribute to more than 60 years of history and growth of the Camarillo Airport.


Once the Oxnard Air Force Base, Camarillo Airport is now the home of over 560 production, homebuilt, and World War II aircraft, as well as active chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). 


Chapter 723 of EAA is proud to sponsor this annual event, says Don Miller, air show chair.  The Air Show is our way of sharing with Southern California families the fun, diversity, and contribution of aviation.  


The weekend will indeed bring together an entertaining and educational array of activities on the ground and in the air.  Among the attractions:

·        Aircraft of many types on display

·        Aircraft judging (Saturday)

·        Airplane rides

·        Childrens activities

·        Classic cars and tractors

·        Commemorative Air Force Museum

·        Fly Market with great bargains

·        Food, including pancake breakfast

·        History of Camarillo Airport

·        Homebuilders Forum

·        Music

·        Narrated 3-hour air show, 1:00-4:00 p.m., featuring:





                  Parachute jumpers




·       Silent auction and raffle

·        Souvenirs and gifts

·        WWII aces and pilots eager to share their stories


This is a fun family event, so plan to spend the day!  Start your day with the traditional must -- a pancake breakfast sponsored by our female pilots, the Ninety-Nines.  In between bites, glance up! Though the formal air show wont start for several hours, the skies will be busy.  Our experimental pilots start fly-bys at 9:00, with an announcer telling you about these interesting planes.


Spend the morning enjoying the diverse aircraft, talking with pilots, enjoying the variety of displays.  Visit with the heroes of World War II, do some eating and shopping, and a little face painting for the kids. Dont forget your camera!


Join the opening ceremony at 1:00!  The color guard, National Anthem, the parachutist carrying the American flagtogether they signal the start of a great three hours.  Well recognize the local aviators military, commercial, sport pilot who have shaped aviation in Southern California.  Their planes and helicopters truly reflect history:

·        Ultralights, symbolic of the earliest flight (1903-1920)

·        Antiques and classics (1920s, 30s and 40s)

·        World War II aircraft, Allies and the Axis (late 30s-mid 40s)

·        Post-War aircraft (late 40s)

·        Korean War era (1950-53)

·        Cold War era  (1953-63)

·        Vietnam era (1963-1975)

·        Factory-builts (1950-2004)

·        Experimentals (1975-2004)


Before the gates close at 5:00, theres still time to finish enjoying the displays, food, funand most of allthe homegrown feel of this special airport.




Daily Schedule


8:00 a.m.       Gates open

8:00                Pancake breakfast

9:00                Fly-bys

10:00              Pilot briefing (required for all air show pilots)

1:00 p.m.       Opening ceremony for air show

1:00-4:00       Narrated air show

5:00                Gates close





To get to Camarillo Airport from U.S. Highway 101:

  • Exit at Las Posas Road
  • Go south ¾ mile on Las Posas Road
  • Turn right on Pleasant Valley Road
  • Go ½ mile on Pleasant Valley Road
  • Turn right on Airport Way or Eubanks Street
  • Follow directional signs and parking attendants

Parking is free, and handicap parking is available.


Flying in? Contact CMA tower at 128.20. Plenty of airplane parking is available.






Proceeds from the Camarillo Air Show support aviation in the community, through Chapter 723 of the Experimental Aircraft Association.


Adult donation                              $8.00

Seniors (55 and over)                    $6.00

Kids (12 and under)                       Free with an adult donation



Helpful Suggestions


Here are a few ideas to make your day even more pleasant!

·        Check the weather.  It could be overcast early in the day, but hot later on.

·        Wear good walking shoes.  Theres a lot to see and things are spread out.

·        Wear sunscreen. 

·        Bring a portable chair or blanket for air show watching.

·        Dont forget camera and binoculars.

·        Some bottled water will always come in handy!


Feel free to reach us at contact-us @camarilloairshow.com