The Truckee Airport had their Airshow last weekend. It would have been nice to fly over and take in the festivities but the timing/temperatures were not something I wanted to endure. The airshow portion of the events restricted fly-ins to arriving before 9 am (acceptable) and then not leaving until after 3 pm (not good). The Reno forecast predicted a high for the day of 100 deg F. The temperature usually peaks around 4 -5 pm.
So, I drove over to Truckee for a few hours. I had been to the event in past years so I knew what to expect. They have lots of ramp space there and most of it was covered with airplanes. Display and airshow planes started at the south-east end of the main ramp and continued to well past the terminal building. Transient parking was northwest of that area.
The crowds filled the area for the entire time I was there (10 am – 2:30 pm). Lots and lots of families and kids all over the place. The event organizers made sure that there were several ‘kid friendly’ areas with fun things to do in shaded areas while learning about aviation and airplanes.
They had a nice Food Court area and a large open-sided tent filled with tables and chairs so you could sit and eat in the shade. Maybe next time they will include a way to provide shade for the ever-present line into the food vendor section.
Here are a few of the photos I took as I was walking around. [Click on each to see a larger version.]