McMINNVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon International Air Show is back at the McMinnville Airport this weekend.
The show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team and other military and civilian aircraft.
Major Kristin Beo Wolfe will be showing off the incredible maneuverability of the F-35 and revving up the most powerful engine ever used in fighter aircraft. And doing a flyby with a World War 2 warbird. She’ll also be meeting with the crowd after her performance and demonstrating that girls can fly.
“It’s exciting to continue to spread the word, especially to little kids that you can do my job one day,” said Major Beo Wolfe.
She says 3 to 4% of Air Force pilots right now are women.
On Friday, gates at the airport open at noon and close at 5 p.m. Flying will begin at 1 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, gates will open at 9 a.m. and flying will begin around 12 p.m. with gates closing at 4:30 p.m.
Prices start between $30-40 for adults ages 12 and up and $10-15 for kids ages 5-11.