P51 Mustang taxiing on runway.

4th Annual Gathering of Warbirds Reunion & Classic Car Show

May 8, 2021 | 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.


Gates Open




Opening Ceremony






Warbird Flyby



Children 12 and Under


General Admission


Enter Vehicle in Car Show


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.