HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The Oregon International Airshow will feature high-flying feats this weekend over Hillsboro.
The event begins Friday night with a parachute team, helicopter action, airplane aerobatics and even a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the performances begain at 6:45. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 9 a.m. and the show will start at 10:45 a.m.
Throughout the weekend, there will also be parked aircrafts on display including a US Marine AV-8B Harrier II, a MH-65D USCG Dolphin American Eurocopter and a Navy T-45 Jet.
An entertainment center, beer garden, military village and kidzone offer extra activities for fans to take in while waiting for their next favorite performer to take off.
Aerobatic aircrafts are one of the main attractions. Jeff Boerboon, who pilots the Air National Guard Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft in the show, said he got hooked on flying when he was young.
“The hope for me is that another five-year-old kid will be inspired to do this by the air nation guard,” he said.
Boerboon is the 2010 National Aerobatic Champion. Twirling around in the clouds is what he calls fun. He took KGW reporter Art Edwards for a spin Thursday.
Video: Watch Art Edwards' flight
“I’m gonna roll the airplane just a little bit, see what you think okay,” Boerboon said
“Oh man, that's good that's enough,” said Art, after a few of Boerboon’s trademark twirls.
Boerboon is one of several pilots who fans said they're eager to watch in action.
For detailed information about the event and ticket costs, click on the Oregon International Airshow web site.