French Valley Air Show takes flight Nov. 9


TEMECULA – The Riverside County Economic Development Agency announced the 2019 French Valley Air Show Saturday, Nov. 9. The one-day air show will showcase the French Valley Airport, 37600 Sky Canyon Drive, in Murrieta.

Attendees will be treated to a wide variety of vintage aircraft, high-flying aerobatics, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors and a children’s zone. In addition to the air show, spectators can attend the Wine and Brew Fest and sample some of Inland Southern California’s premier wine and craft brews. Attendees can view the air show from the flight line, rock-out to live music and experience a taste of Temecula Valley.

Admission, parking and the children’s zone are free to the public. Riverside County has held an air show every year at either the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Thermal or the Hemet-Ryan Airport in Hemet since 2005.

Live performers at the event will include aerobatic stunt pilot Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly Plane, performing his routine from 6,000 feet and attempting a rooftop landing on a moving RV. Hayden Proffitt II and his Smoke ‘n’ Thunder Jet Truck roars with excitement as 20-foot flames and billowing smoke exit his race car and he races more than 350 mph to try and overtake a racing plane above. Additional performers include Jon Melby, John Collver, Vicky Benzing, The Red Eagles Formation Team and the Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft, the A-10 Warthog demo team.

The French Valley Air Show is organized and managed by Riverside County and presented by Trammell Crow Company. For a full line-up of performers, vendors, participating wineries and breweries or for general questions regarding the French Valley Air Show, visit or call (877) 332-2247.

Submitted by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.