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Everything You Need to Know About Enjoying the Oregon Air Show

Look to the clouds this September at the Oregon Air Show. The annual presentation is taking place in our very own McMinnville this year, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Witness the awe-inspiring Red Arrows, get a close-up view of our military’s newest additions, and, if we’re lucky enough, view it with vino from the comforts of Youngberg Hill!

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Your Guide to Exploring the Oregon Air Show

Discover the thrill of the Oregon Air Show this fall and find your favorite air performer. We have everything you need to know about making the most of your trip to McMinnville this year.

  • Must-See Air Performers

You don’t want to miss any of the action as this year’s show is sure to soar to new heights (literally). Here are just a few of our favorite flyers this year.

    • Royal Air Force Red Arrows

You can’t visit an air show without seeing the Red Arrows. The nine-plane group is one of the top aerobatic teams in the world. The group flies exclusive Hawk Fast-Jets, and you can expect to see flips and tricks including their trademark diamond nine.

    • The United States Air Force F-35A Lightning II

The F-35A Lightning II is one of our military’s pride and joys. The single-engine fighter jet is built to embrace surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Unlock the mystery of one of our most potent, high-flying weapons.

    • Heritage Flight: USAF F-35A Lightning II and P-51 “Valhalla”

Valhalla is considered to be the highest place of dwelling after death reserved for those who have died serving their country bravely. The Oregon Air Show’s Heritage Flight honors our extraordinary veterans with a special homage to those passed while serving. This is one show you won’t want to miss. Be inspired by World War II veterans watching the classic P-51 soar through the Oregon clouds. 

    • Mike Wiskus

Come out to one of the most exciting solo performing pilots, Mike Wiskus. His red, Lucas Oil Pitts S-1-11b stunt plane is recognizable throughout the country, and he stays busy with nearly year-round performances. The twists and turns of this show will delight kids of all ages!  

Come Back to Youngberg Hill

After a long day of pacing the skyline, you’ll be ready to relax with a glass of Pinot Noir at Youngberg Hill. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the majestic Willamette Valley. Who knows? If we’re lucky enough we may even spot some of the action right from the vineyard!

Why not join the lines in the sky with a helicopter tour of Willamette Valley? The pilot will whisk you away right from Youngberg Hill where you’ll embark on a journey over the valley. Enjoy lunch and wine tastings during the tour providing guests a one-of-a-kind immersion. This is a bucket-list-worthy outing you won’t want to miss. We are so excited to welcome you to Youngberg Hill!

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