If you haven’t been out to Gillespie Field for “Wings Over Gillespie” you don’t know what you’re missing.
This year, like every year, you’ll see spectacular World War II airplanes as well as a very rare English airplane.
On June 6, 1944 Allied troops launched the Invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day. There will be a special ceremony remembering the troops who took part in the invasion.
On Friday, hundreds of school children visited the festival grounds and spent the day hearing the stories about D-Day as well as getting a tour of the airplanes on display for the weekend festical and learn about their role in World War II.
Some of the events scheduled for the weekend include acrobatics, a demonstration of a man picked up by a helicopter and a demonstration of a banner pick up and drop, as well as formation flybys and simulated air attacks.
The California Department of Forestry is scheduled to do an airdrop demonstration, described as a “spectacular sight” by one festival spokesperson.
There will also be a large kids's zone with inflatables as well as food and other vendors at the festival.
Wings Over Gillespie
Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Flying starts at 10 a.m.)
$10/adults, $5/children and military