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Posted on: March 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Joe Davies Heritage Airpark to Host Free Blues & Blackbirds Pre Airshow Event

The City of Palmdale’s Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, located at 2001 E. Ave. P. will host a free Blues & Blackbirds meet and greet event on Friday, March 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm as a preview for the Los Angeles County Airshow.

Attendees will be able to meet and greet and have their photos taken with the Navy’s Blue Angels Demonstration Team, and the Navy’s  F-35 and Air Force’s F-22 Demonstration Pilots, who will be part of the LA County Airshow at Fox Field March 21 and  22.

Food trucks will be on site, and live music will be provided by local talent "Rat Pack Ricky."  

Gates open 6:30 pm at the far entrance off 20th East, with disabled access available at neighboring Blackbird Airpark, off 25th East. The main gate off Rancho Vista Blvd. will be closed.

“Bring your family and your friends to an event that celebrates the Antelope Valley’s rich aerospace history and will create memories that will last a lifetime,” said Palmdale’s Director of Parks and Recreation Keri Smith.

For more information, please call 661/267-5611.

About Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 is a family friendly, uniquely Palmdale destination centered around displays of aircraft that portray the rich aerospace heritage and present the historical significance of United States Air Force Plant 42 in a way that generates pride among residents and prestige among peers.

Visitors to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark may view a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at United States Air Force Plant 42. The airpark includes 21 retired military aircraft on static display, plus a 1/8 scale model of the B-2 Spirit, an AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile, a B-52, a C-46, and various aircraft components. When fully developed, the airpark will showcase over 40 retired military and civilian aircraft.

For additional information, please visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/airpark.

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