If it flies, drives or saves lives, there’s a chance you’ll find it in Los Alamitos this Sunday.
For about seven hours, vintage and current cars, military, commercial and emergency aircraft and lots food and sales vendors will converge on the airfield.
Tom Lasser, retired Army Lt. Colonel, said that the event he helped found in 2001 has been an “incredible success.”
“We started it to showcase the airfield and the base, to bring local citizens on the Joint Forces Training Base, to appreciate what the military does and to get up close and personal with the aircraft,” Lasser said.
Lasser, who also handles public relations for the event, said that they’ll have helicopters rides for $50 a trip, a flight simulator, a unmanned reconnaissance drone, a silent auction for rides the Goodyear blimp and more than 500 cars.
The event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lasser advises to get there at least by 9 or attendees will be in line. He said he's expecting at least 35,000 people.
The event will also showcase live music and demonstrations from military and emergency crews.
“The weather looks good so we expect to have some flybys, and we’re going to have a paradrop at noon: a World War II era transport that was used at D-Day,” Lasser said.
Some of the main event sponsors include the city of Los Alamitos, the Los Alamitos chamber of commerce, the JFTB, the Sun Newspaper, the News Enterprise and Alamitos Eye Care.
Other sponsors include Cottonwood Church, Nissan, Jack’s Link Jerky and H and R Block.