At the direction of Local and State authorities, we must sadly confirm the Gathering of Warbirds Reunion for 2020 has been cancelled, due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, volunteers, and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Anyone who has purchased tickets for the dinner or Reunion through this website will receive a full refund. Once your refund has been issued, you will receive an email verification for your records.

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support of the Gathering of Warbirds Reunion and we look forward to making 2021 even better. Stay safe.

P51 Mustang taxiing on runway.

Gathering of Warbirds Reunion

May 9, 2020 | Madera, California

Sharon and I became involved with the Gathering of Warbirds Airshow in 1977 and sponsored by the Air Force Association. The gathering of warbirds started at Fresno Airport in 1972 but outgrew the airport by 1977. Many people behind the scenes volunteered their time and efforts because, like us, they loved it. A few of us volunteers, who are "older now" still love keeping those memories alive and it appears the pilots who are attending the Reunion feel the same way. We hope to see you at the next Warbirds Reunion in 2020 when we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

—Arnie & Sharon Schweer

The Reunion

Vintage Warbirds

Vintage aircraft such as the iconic P51 Mustang, P47 Thunderbolt, and others will be on display. Come see these beautiful birds up close and see history on display.

Family Atmosphere

Bring the family. This event is for everyone of all ages! Learn about the history of these birds, and pay respects to the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Warbird Rides Available!

Go for the ride of a lifetime in a vintage B25 Mitchell or P40 Warhawk and experience the sound and feel of these powerful birds in flight. For reservations, please call Michelle Forster at (541) 560-5067.

Classic Car Show

Along with vintage aircraft, there will be a Classic Car Show with more than 60 classic cars on the tarmac. For more information, including car entry please check out our FAQ page.

Easy to Find

The Reunion will be held at Madera Municipal Airport, Madera, Calfornia, located next to Highway 99 at Avenue 17. Click here to open Google Maps.

Schedule

Gates Open

 
 
 
7:00am

Breakfast

 
 
 
8:00am

Opening Ceremony

 
 
 
10:00am

Lunch

 
 
 
12:00pm

Awards

 
 
 
12:30pm

Warbird Flyby

 
2:00pm

Pricing

Children 12 and Under

Free

General Admission

$10

Enter Vehicle in Car Show

$20/25

General admission tickets can be purchased at the gate. Parking for this event is free. To enter your vehicle in the car show, you may preregister for $20, or register at the gate for $25. Please check our FAQ page for more information.