HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — High above the skies of Hillsboro an aviation spectacular is set to take place this weekend — the 30th annual Oregon International Air Show.
There are activities for the whole family, including a beer garden, food and a kids zone with inflatables.
Attractions at the big event include air performances, ground displays, fireworks and even aircraft rides.
KOIN 6 News reporter Cole Miller took a ride in Renny Price’s Sukhoi-29. Price is a retired airline captain with more than 23,000 flight hours since 1969.
“That’s a Sukhoi SU-29. It was built in Moscow Russia in 1995,” Price said. “The airplane is capable of anything you can dream of.”
That includes barrel rolls, loops and 4 and a half Gs — enough to turn your stomach.
There airshow is September 22-24 at the Hillsboro Airport. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday for fireworks and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the show is 12-5 p.m. General admission is $25 for adults/$5 for kids 5-11 Friday and Sunday, $35/$10 Saturday.
A ride in a T-6 Texan will set you back $350 per ride. For more ticket information click here.