Hillsboro, OR. The Oregon International Air Show is establishing a new charitable foundation with $250,000 in seed money. The announcement was made at the 28th annual show where the Breitling Jet Team from France and the Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle flew in formation. (photo courtesy of the Oregon International Air Show) The team from France made its first-appearance at the August 5th – 7th show along with the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, the U.S. Special Operations Para-Commandos Parachute Team and many other military and civilian acts. The Oregon International Air Show has donated more than $1.6 million to more than 500 local charities and non-profits since 1988. Organizers host 800 special needs children and adults each year, providing free admission and lunch. 

The Oregon International Air Show, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization itself has donated more than $1.6 million to more than 500 local charities and non-profits since 1988.

The event is made possible by the efforts of more than 1,000 volunteers and the support of dozens of sponsors.

“From its inception in 1988, the air show has always been about giving back to the community,” said Bill Braack, president of the Oregon International Air Show. “By having this new entity, whose sole purpose is to accept and distribute financial gifts, the air show’s board and staff will be able to continue our charitable mission while allowing us to focus on executing safe, entertaining and financially responsible aviation events.”

The U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey made an appearance at the show.

The U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey made an appearance at the air show.

Matt Younkin and the Beech 18 performed at the 2016 Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro Airport.

Matt Younkin and the Beech 18 performed at Hillsboro Airport.

The Oregon Air National Guard is celebrating 75 years with a special private event tonight at the Oregon International Air Show with their specially painted F-15 Eagle as a backdrop.

The Oregon Air National Guard celebrated 75 years with a special private event with their specially painted F-15 Eagle as a backdrop.

In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Oregon International Air Show had several WWII vintage military aircraft on display and flying. The show hosted several very special heroes - WWII Veterans.

In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Oregon International Air Show had several WWII vintage military aircraft on display and flying. The show also hosted several very special heroes – WWII Veterans.

Luc Herbiniere a pilot from the Breitling Jet Team from France is going live on KUIK 1360 with Don McCoun.

Luc Herbiniere a pilot from the Breitling Jet Team from France was interviewed live on KUIK 1360 with Don McCoun.

Spectators used their high powered lenses to capture the jets in flight.

Spectators used their high powered lenses to capture the jets in flight.

The Oregon International Air Show Presented by Standard TV & Appliance is held annually at the Hillsboro Airport. Additional information is available at www.OregonAirShow.com.

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