Central Coast Airfest wows visitors at Santa Maria airport

Posted at 8:00 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 11:01:55-04

The first Central Coast Airfest is now in the books.

The two-day event, which took place at the Santa Maria Public Airport, wrapped up Sunday.

It featured performances by the Canadian Snowbirds and demonstrations by several other pilots and aircraft.

One of the participants is a second-generation air show pilot.

Eric Tucker said seeing his dad participate in air shows and watching those eclectic pilots made him want to get back into doing air shows.

Now, he’s hoping to give his kids the same opportunities.

“You know, a lot of those experiences and memories I have are really, really treasured memories and I want to be able to give them the same type of experience,” Tucker said.

The event also included food vendors, a beer garden, and a kids zone.