One of the largest aviation events in the United States, The Oregon International Air Show, has added a new location — McMinnville Municipal Airport, located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of McMinnville, Oregon. Together with the Hillsboro Airport show, the aviation event draws a combined audience of over 110,000 people.
Oregon Air Show has been held since 1988 when it was founded by a former Navy pilot Jim Osborne as part of the Portland Rose Festival. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and F-22 Raptor Demo team are the main headliners of the air show, which benefits non-profit organizations and charities in Washington and Oregon. Over the years, Oregon International Air Show also featured the Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Patriots Jet Team, RCAF Snowbirds, Breitling Jet Team, RAF Red Arrows, the USSOCOM Paracommandos, Patty Wagstaff, Sean D. Tucker, Oregon National Guard's F-15 Eagles, Renny Price, Mike Wiskus, Heritage Flights, and many more.
On the ground, attendees can see Robosaurus, F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, MiG-17, MiG-21, F-104G, A-26 Invader, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, T-1A Jayhawk, HC-130 Hercules, and much much more!