Point Mugu Airshow 2023
March 18-19, 2023
POINT MUGU – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will be joined by the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, as co-headliners for the 2023 Point Mugu Air Show March 18-19, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu.
For 77 years, the Blue Angels have showcased the teamwork and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country for nearly 500 million fans. The Blues showcase the mainstay of modern Naval air power operating off U.S. aircraft carriers, the combat-proven F/A-18 Super Hornet, along with the Marine Corps' premiere logistics support aircraft, the C-130J.
The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision, and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The Point Mugu Air Show will be the third time American’s premiere demonstration squadrons have performed at the same airshow, and the first time at Point Mugu. They have in the past, executed co-winter training on multiple occasions.
The Point Mugu Air Show, Ventura County’s largest public event, is open to the public, and offering 2-show dates, March 18, 19, 2023. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Parking, admission, and blanket seating are free. Upgraded preferred seating options are available.
The Point Mugu Air Show began in 1960, called the Space Fair, as the space race was getting underway. It was an opportunity to show the community what Point Mugu does and introduce them to the continuing innovations in aviation. Carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel and circus size tents filled the ramp in front of Hangar-553. Static display aircraft from Point Mugu, including the P-2 Neptune and flight demonstrations featuring the Army Golden Knights and an Army helicopter took place during the morning and afternoon. Since then, the air show has changed names and featured the Navy’s Blues, Canada’s Snowbirds, and the Air Force Thunderbirds. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Navy at Point Mugu (NAWC), and the first airshow to feature dual-premiere demonstration teams, the Blue Angels, and the Thunderbirds.
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