Airshow of the Cascades

Madras, Oregon Airport


August 26th and 27th 2016

(note this is Friday and Saturday)


Onsite venues:


Airshow website:


Erickson Aircraft Collection website: (hours are posted on the site)




General Admission $15.00 per day

Kids 12 and under FREE

Veterans with military ID of some sort FREE

Admission includes entrance to Erickson Aircraft Collection


Nearby Lodging:


Map and directions at:




Along with the image potential of flying aircraft during the show you will have access to all aircraft on the ground. This is a rather unique show in the respect that the aircraft are NOT roped off!! You can walk up to them and get the shots you want.


Also located at the airport you will find Erickson Aircraft Collection. You will not want to miss this! See notes at bottom of page!!!!!


Event Facilities:


Food booths and restrooms on site.


Event schedule:




Gates Open     4:00 PM

Glider, Airplane and Helicopter Rides 4:00 PM

Live Music in the Historic B-17 Hangar 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Fish and Chips Dinner  5:30 PM

Airshow Performance (Airport Closes)  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fireworks      9:00 PM

Live Music in the Historic B-17 Hangar 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gates Close    10:00 PM






Gates Open     9:00 AM

Elks Airshow Breakfast 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Static Display, Car Show, Food Booths and Vendors    9:00 AM

Glider, Airplane and Helicopter Rides 9:00 AM

Live Music in the Historic B-17 Hangar 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Airshow Performance (Airport Closes)  1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

After Burner Party (Geno’s Grill Downtown)    5:30 PM – 10:00 PM





It will be the end of August in Central Oregon. It will probably be HOT and SUNNY.


Bring lawn chairs for watching the show. You set them up along the flight line to hold your spot for later in the day.


Bring sunscreen and chap stick.


Bring a hat and sun glasses.


Bring your longest lens for flight shots and a wide angle for ground shots.


I will be going over on Thursday and staying at my mother in-laws.


Anyone else going over that may be interested in car pooling, I will leave that up to you to figure out.


If you are going over please send me an email at and I can put a list of all going together. I have put a post on the blog and anyone going can use that to talk to each other and work out details.


Last year after the show we all got together at Black Bear for dinner. We can talk about this by email or by the blog post.


You can use this post to talk to others that are going regarding car pooling or whatever else trips your trigger.

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