The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) set the entertainment and aerial performances lineup and lowered prices for the upcoming SBD Fest air show scheduled for Nov. 2-3.
While meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, the SBIAA also discussed what kind of business the airport was obtaining as well as the overflow problems, that LAX and Ontario airports have been experiencing recently. Members then expressed that this could be a great opportunity to bring in more domestic/international flights to the former air-force base now airport for the economic benefit of not only east valley but of San Bernardino County.
Following the discussion a motion was passed to direct “staff to begin actively fulfilling a goal of bringing commercial airlines whether they be domestic or international.” and to “actively approach getting personal from customs and border patrol to staff,” the airport.
After the motion was passed SBIAA Director of Administrative Services Catherine Pritchett, SBD Fest organizer, announced this year’s featured line-up, which includes the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II, a single-engine ground-attack aircraft known for its vertical or short takeoff and landing. The Harrier will be a new demonstration to this year’s show. Returning attractions are the Patriots Jet Team, Red Bull Air Force, Aaron Fitzgerald of Red bull Helicopter Aerobatics, Rob Harrison, known worldwide as “The Tumbling Bear,” and Yak 110.
Pritchett also informed the board that the price to admission for the two-day event from Nov. 2-3 was reduced to $10 from $20 the year before. Admission for children 12 and under are free along with active military who show their ID. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets please go to sbdfest.com/index.html.