Hosted by the Golden Empire Flying Association, the Nevada County AirFest combines full-spectrum aviation with nostalgia, romance, excitement and photogenic family fun!

Festivities begin with a spectacular Hangar Party with parachutists, hi-powered fly-bys and a mood lifting social with fine wines and craft beers. The setting sun succumbs to bright stars with dining and dancing, adding color and intrigue to an unforgettable evening.

The fun swings into Saturday with of scores of rare and exotic airplanes arriving within view from a traditional pancake breakfast. Displays and a full day of flying highlights a mix of World War II vintage fighters, bombers and trainers, with performance experimentals, classic aircraft, military airplanes and radio-controlled model demonstrations. The Calfire/ U.S. Forest Service, Grass Valley Air Attack Base open house compliments classic cars, kids activities, food, live music and displays to round out an entire day of excitement at the picturesque Nevada County Airport in Grass Valley.

Visit our website: www.ncairfest.com for where to go and what to see, and be ready to save with convenient ticket purchases online.

All photos courtesy of Tim O'Brien