This past weekend, the 33rd Annual Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show was a spectacle to behold for aviation fans young and old! Thousands of attendees filled the airport grounds for a day of family fun with the crowd swelling to 20,000 people for the Air Show.
A highlight for many was the jaw-dropping 90-minute Air Show! Professional pilots took to the skies to awe the crowds with their vintage planes, death-defying aerobatic tricks, and three and four-plane formation stunts. The finale of the show was the “Homewrecker” Jet Engine Powered Ford F-450 Truck blasting flames and smoke down the runway before “launching” off at speeds of 300mph!
Watch a recap from the 2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show below, and be sure to keep your eyes to the sky for this free annual event each summer!
The time has nearly arrived for the Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show. On Sunday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., head over to the airport to view the dazzling spectacles of aviation in Oakland County. The event features an abundance of awesome activities, from an airshow put on by professional aviators to rides in helicopters and airplanes. In addition, attendees can peruse the airport grounds and learn about classic World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial, and civilian air vehicles.
This Sunday’s Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show promises to be a day filled with aviation fun! Head to the airport in Waterford between 10am – 4 pm and see vintage jets, championship aerobatic teams, individual performers, World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial and civilian aircraft and vehicles on display.
General admission is free for attendees. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. If you’re interested in a living history flight experience, you can take to the sky in a helicopter or airplane.
- Airplane Rides: $25 per adult, $20 for kids under 12, and $55 for one adult and two kids (no minimum age, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
- Open Cockpit Airplane Rides: $75 per person.
- Helicopter Rides: $35 per person
Take a look at our video for a preview of what you can expect.
From flips and rolls, to dips and dives, the event boasts high flying entertainment and historical aviation.
Follow the tailwind to the 30th Annual Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House and Air Show, 6500 Highland Rd. Waterford, set to take off Sunday, August 28th from 10 am. to 4 p.m. The Air Show will start at 2 p.m.
The Airport Open House and Air Show is a free community event with aviation entertainment and exhibits that include Cold War-era military trainer jets and aerobatic planes.