On the eve of the 2017 Riverside Air Show, which takes place Saturday, April 1st, I am very belatedly sharing some of my favorite planes from the 2016 air show.
The air show, now in its 25th year, takes place each April at the Riverside Airport in Riverside, CA. It is a free event and has something for everyone, including stunt shows and demonstrations throughout the day, a huge variety of military planes from over the decades, and a fantastic classic car show.
For more info on the 2017 air show, click HERE. Expect photographs from this years' show soon!
|The Flabob Express, a 1940s DC-3, is housed at Flabob Airport near downtown Riverside and is available for scenic flights, tours, and has been featured in movies, most recently 2016's "Rules Don't Apply"|
|The D-Day Doll, housed at Riverside Airport and regularly heard and seen in the skies above, served on D-Day over Normandy.|
|This Douglas C-47 is housed at the Palm Springs Air Museum and is available for flights and tours.|
|This 1940s Russian Antonov AN-2 biplane (here and image below) sadly crashed just a couple weeks after we saw it at the air show. We'd spoken to the caretaker of the plane, a volunteer, who said that he'd recently flown 13 hours one way to take it to a show in Texas. Luckily no one was injured during the crash.|