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Two days of Fun at SBD Fest 2017 – October 21 and 22, 2017

(San Bernardino, CA – July 27, 2017) Flying into its third year, SBD Fest has grown into a two-day event featuring spectacular aerobatic performances headlined by the Patriots Jet Team, a car show with classic vehicles and custom motorcycles, as well as two days of live music, a kids’ zone and special surprises. Organizers expanded the festival to a full weekend event so all members of the surrounding community could experience the sights and sounds of an energetic air show, car show and concert. The first day of SBD Fest will be an evening event headlined by night-time aerobatics and an exciting concert; artist to be announced soon. Day 2 will feature all the same aerobatic performances plus high flying motocross riders, a plane pull and Lucha Libre.


“Attendee feedback has been excellent for SBD Fest. We chose to expand the event and give attendees more of what they’re asking for,” says Monette Mendoza, Air Show Coordinator and Assistant Manager of Luxivair SBD.


SBD Fest will be held at San Bernardino International Airport Saturday, October 21 through Sunday, October 22, 2017. Numerous ticket options are available, including 2-day family packs and preferred tented seating, to enjoy the entire weekend or just one day of the event. Discounted presale tickets are on sale now at


Embracing strong regional interest in the air shows at the former Norton Air Force Base, SBD Fest has had strong attendance reaching nearly 10,000 attendees each year. The festival reflects upon the former Air Force Base’s history and provides a great opportunity to see the development taking place at SBD International Airport. “Quite a number of changes have taken place since last year’s SBD Fest,” says Mark Gibbs, director of aviation at the Airport. “The San Bernardino County Sheriffs’ Aviation Unit has taken full occupancy of their hangar facility. The GA Hangar complex is now open and is nearing capacity, and World Wide Wings, a professional pilot school is on schedule to open this fall.”


The community has a number of options for involvement in SBD Fest this year. The event offers participation in its car show, static aircraft displays, food and merchandise vending and sponsors seeking to expand their reach in the Inland Empire.


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About SBD International Airport – Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the former Norton Air Force Base was converted to civilian use in 1992 and later became certified as a commercial airport by the FAA. The Airport offers a full range of services and facilities to aviation in the Southern California region, including the best-in-class FBO, Luxivair SBD, five maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) businesses, air cargo services, and the Airport is positioning itself to provide domestic and international passenger service.

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