Air Force Week Festivities Start This Weekend

November 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

Airplane lovers simply have to make the most of Southern California’s first Air Force Week this coming weekend. The festivities will feature great interactive expos, futuristic air and space demonstrations, legendary film festivals, spectacular military aircraft flyovers and much, much more.

All this spectacular air-oriented action is presented free to the public throughout the region. This is the first Air Force Week to ever be held in Southern California and it already promises to be absolutely fantastic. The various activities planned for the various events will showcase the U.S. Air Force’s rather impressive capabilities. It will also go a long way to helping the public recognize and understand the contribution that every service member makes to the communities they serve, as well as highlighting how the communities support them in return. The various demonstrations will be put on mainly by airmen from the U.S. Air Force located at local Air Force bases. These individuals will also be a part of the flyovers, concerts, educational activities, film festivals and unique expositions that all make up the week’s festivities.

Southern California’s first Air Force Week will take place from November 14 to 21. The festivities will get under way on November 14 at 10:30 am with the Air Force Week Opening Ceremonies. These will take place at the Hollywood and Highland Center and will see a number of aircraft that are rarely seen by the public participating in the flyovers. The ceremony will also see government, military and community dignitaries making public presentations and 44 Air Force veterans will be induced into the honorary Air Force Hollywood Walk of Fame replica when they each receive their own stars.

Other items to look forward to include the interactive flight simulators on display at the Hollywood and Highland Center. These will give visitors a very true-to-life opportunity to try their hands at flying aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor. Other items on display include a 30 ft rocket, a rifle drill team, a pararescue, Air Force rock and Dixieland bands, and martial arts demonstrations. Of course, no Hollywood festival would be complete without its share of films, and so the free film festival has been combined with displays of famous costumes from Hollywood Air Force films, discussions with Air Force actors, directors, technical staff and actual Air Force heroes. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss this one!

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