Oregon International Airshow, Hillsboro

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The Oregon International Air Show is an annual event held at the Hillsboro Airport in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. The event began in 1988, and has an annual attendance of 65,000. It is the largest civilian air show on the West Coast of the United States. Profits from the show are distributed to local charities. The air show includes static displays as well aerobatic maneuvers.HistoryThe air show began as part of the annual Portland Rose Festival in 1988. Early names of the event included the Maxwell House Rose Festival Airshow and the U.S. Bank Rose Festival Airshow, and the event was held in June or July. The 1989 event, held in June, drew 296,000 spectators. In 1991, during a performance an aircraft wing walker had to be lowered into a speeding truck on the runway as the plane flew just above the ground after the performer had become entangled. The 1992 show included both the Blue Angels and a flight team from Russia flying SU-27s. This show marked the first time in post Cold War history that a former Soviet flight team performed in the U.S. The show had a three-day total of 122,000 visitors. The 1993 show was the first show that had rain during the event, and had a fly-over by an F-117A stealth fighter.In 2002 the Rose Festival and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce ceased their association with the annual event and organizers formed a non-profit group to continue the show as the Oregon International Airshow. In 2004 the United States Navy’s aerial demonstration team, the Blue Angels performed at the show, and 88,000 people attended the three-day show. The next year 77,000 were in attendance when the headline act was the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
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  • Every year in August and September to be held between the hills are broken air show offers a highlights the spirit ship recovered Oh Phat Chi HAL machine aerobatic machine, visit events offers a wide variety of people.
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  • Annual tradition ever in the city of Hillsboro and region, always in summer for the last 30 years. I went with my family for the first time this year and it was a pretty cool experience. Besides the air shows are mounted several booths with attractions and curiosities related to aviation and military activities. There's also several stalls selling food. To get closer to the planes on the ground there is a fee to be paid, but who wants to see the only Sharpener planes flying, to watch the show from various locations in the city.
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  • We've gone to see the Blue Angels fly here. If you pay admission, bring a cart for chairs, blankets, cooler, etc. It's very nice to see the airplanes up close. Friday night also has the fireworks show...  more »
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  • The golf cart shuttles are awesome. Way better than years past. Layout better than past years. Good safe atmosphere. But Had to go back and forth between the Veterans chalet and admissions. The chalet told me to get a Vip Veterans pass, admissions told me they didn’t sell those. So the Walmart Veterans chalet sucked.
  • This show is fantastic. Well worth the time and effort to see such a professional display of flight as well as a professional aviation event.
  • Hope the Blue Angels come back again soon. The air show needs better planning. Then I'll give them 5 stars.
  • Great events, packed with stuff to see and the performances in the sky are just awesome. I recommend.
  • A great time with boy scout troop 615 helping with it every year

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