2018 Beverly Regional Airshow

2018 Beverly Regional Airshow

September 8th & 9th, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Aerial Performers


Stay tuned to see what we have in store for airplane flyovers!

Air Adventures Skydiving

What would an airshow be without skydivers falling from the sky? Our aerial events will kickoff with a professional skydiving team flying our nations colors gracefully to the ground.

Dan Marcotte

Dan’s show features the Ultimate 10-200 Biplane.  Designed by Gordon Price, the Ultimate is a unique biplane.  Its four, full span ailerons provide a 400 degree per second roll rate.  It also utilizes an aileron/elevator interconnect system that produces unique low speed flight characteristics.  Dan enters his maneuvers at speeds of up to 250 MPH.  Stressed for +/- 10 Gs, Dan operates the airplane at G loads of up to plus 7 and minus 6 G’s.  With just the right balance of classic aerobatics, unique tumbles, tailslides, spins, and signature maneuvers, Dan’s show keeps the audience riveted from take-off to landing.  In 2011 Dan added a knife-edge ribbon cut to his repertoire to the delight of spectators!  Dan’s unique background in racing and aviation, his infectious enthusiasm, and his innate ability to become “one” with his machine captivate audiences wherever he performs.

Trevor Rafferty

Trevor is from Hamilton Ontario and lives on the airport that he grew up around, working on and flying airplanes with his father. Hamilton is a working class steel town and Trevor’s other job is a maintenance mechanic in a steel coating plant. Trevors airplane, the Javelin, is a one of a kind unlimited aerobatic airplane. Powered by a 360 cubic inch Lycoming engine, swinging a Whirlwind carbon fiber propeller. The airframe is a fabric covered welded steel structure and the wing is all wood. Because of the very specific quality requirements for aircraft grade lumber, a mill in British Columbia was contracted to harvest and mill a sitka spruce tree for the boards that would become the wing structure. The aircraft was completed in the summer of 2007 and towards the end, the project became such an obsession that Trevor would sleep in the hangar rather than go home at night.

Jacqueline Warda

By the time she was 32 years old, she decided she was tired of hearing herself say “I wish I could fly an airplane”. She enrolled in ground school and the rest is history, as they say. She earned her Private Pilot certificate in 1987 and shortly thereafter was introduced to the world of aerobatics. Shortly thereafter a friend offered her a ride in a Pitts Special and she jumped at the chance to do a different kind of flying. With that first flight of loops, rolls, spins and a few other very scary maneuvers, she was instantly hooked on aerobatics.

When most people turn 50, they figure it’s time to relax and settle into neutral while coasting toward retirement. Not Jacquie B! When Jacquie turned 50, she launched her solo aerobatic career with her one-of-a-kind Pitts Special biplane. During the centennial celebration of powered flight in 2003, Jacquie finally quit the humdrum of a white collar profession and realized her dream as an air show performer, becoming the first female pilot to enter this business at the age of 50.

Kevin Russo

Kevin was born in Montreal, Canada and now makes his home in North Branch, New Jersey with his daughter Spenser who is 16 years old and happens to be his crew chief. Kevin was 15 years old when he started to fly. He soloed on his 16th birthday and received his pilot’s license on his 17th birthday. Kevin went on to get his Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine and Instructor ratings by the age of 19. He now holds Commercial Glider, Helicopter and ATP ratings and has logged over 23,000 hours flying military, airliners and corporate aircraft.

North American Aviation’s “T-6, SNJ, Harvard” Texan was one of the most important aircrafts developed during the 1930’s. As an advanced trainer for the military, AT-6 for the Army, SNJ for the Navy and Harvard for Canada, it featured retractable landing gear, increased power (600 HP), and more sophisticated controls, as well as two .30 caliber machine guns, gun camera and bomb rack fittings. Through its career the AT-6 served as a trainer for instrument flight, aerobatics, bombing and gunnery, and, equipped with a tail hook, as an aircraft for carrier qualifications.

RC Jet Demonstration

Ever see a remote controlled jet? Ever see one at 180 miles per hour? Come see the RC jet demonstration put on their own airshow with remotely controlled jets! After the show get up close and personal with these small aircraft and ask the pilots what goes into this awesome hobby.

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Aircraft on Display

In addition to an awesome aerial show, we will have numerous aircraft on display on the ground too! This will allow you to get up close and personal with an actual airplane and talk to the pilots who fly them! Feel free to ask the pilot questions about flying, and maybe even sit in the pilot seat and see what it feels like to sit behind the controls!

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Our Unites States Military will be providing us with a Lockheed C-130 aircraft for static display. In addition, the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker will be doing flyovers before and after our aerial performances to get the crowd going!

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Kid’s Activities


This event will surely be fun for all ages! In between aerial acts and aircraft on display, there will be plenty for the kids to do to keep busy (and for the parents to take a break)! We will have bouncy houses and a touch a truck event to keep those little ones occupied in between shows.

Face Painting

Let your children express themselves with a cool temporary face paint design!

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The Beverly Regional Airshow has chosen local food trucks to be our food and drink vendors this year. Food trucks have a unique following and seem to be the up and coming vendors of choice all over the country! With 12+ trucks to choose from, we think that food trucks will provide unique and delicious food options for everyone to enjoy!

The following food trucks will be participating at our event.

  • Open Season
  • Baby’s Bonetown BBQ
  • Away Café
  • The Whoopie Wagon
  • Teddy’s Lunchbox
  • Kona Ice
  • Boston Burger Company
  • The Cookie Monstah
  • Chik Chak Food Truck
  • Curbside Caps
  • Copperdome Pizza

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The Darren Bessette Band

Six completely different musical backgrounds and countless years of experience makeup the Darren Bessette Band. Members of the band have opened for and toured over the years with megastars like Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams Jr., and many of the biggest acts in between. The Band hails from Massachusetts and we are happy to have them performing at the Airshow!


During the show while the band isn’t playing, our DJ and master of ceremonies will be playing the latest hits and providing information on what’s happening around the event.

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Airplane Rides

Back by popular demand is the Douglas DC-3 and Waco bi-plane! These two beautiful aircraft will be giving rides throughout the event. The REMAX hot air balloon will also be giving tethered rides in the morning! (wind/weather permitting)

Enjoy a 15 minute open cockpit bi-plane ride over the beautiful cape-ann coast for $175 for either 1 or 2 people. Or go back in time while sitting in the back of a Douglas DC-3 for a 30 minute cruise around northeastern Massachusetts for only $80 per person!

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General Parking

FREE PARKING will be located in the parking lot of The Electric Insurance Company at 75 Sam Fonzo Drive, Beverly, MA located at the Cherry Hill Industrial Complex. Overflow parking will be across the street at Aero Manufacturing at 100 Sam Fonzo Drive, Beverly, MA. You may enter from Cherry Hill Drive or from L.P Henderson Road and follow the signs to the parking lots. Either address may be used for GPS navigation to the parking area and when you arrive parking personnel will direct you to the appropriate lot.

Parking on any lot that is not marked for event use, or parking on L.P Henderson Road is NOT PERMITTED.

Multiple school busses will be providing transportation to and from the parking lots to the main gate. These busses will run from 8:30am – 5:30pm with the last bus leaving the pickup area for the parking lot at 5:30 sharp.

Handicapped Parking

Limited handicapped parking will be available at 45 L.P. Henderson Road, Beverly, MA on the East Side of the Beverly Regional Airport.  This location is within short walking distance to the entry gate. Once this upper lot fills up, the remainder of handicapped parking will be directed to the general parking area as stated above. If required, wheel chair vans will be available.


CASH ONLY admission will be collected at the main event entry gate. The cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 13. Tickets will not be sold in advance and there is no cap on ticket sales. Admission is valid for a single day and re-entry is allowed with a re-entry stamp.

Automated Teller Machine

A mobile ATM will be provided my East Boston Savings Bank and will be located inside the event space.


The following will not be allowed inside the event perimeter. All bags subject to search at all times by any law enforcement personnel or event staff.

  • No Coolers – Coolers for medication or baby formula/food are permitted
  • No Cans
  • No glass
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking/e-cigarettes inside event perimeter
  • No Pets – Service animals and emotional support animals are allowed if properly marked
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No tents
  • No awnings
  • No cooking equipment
  • No bicycles
  • No drones
  • No hover boards
  • No skateboards
  • No Segways

Air Show Quick Take!

Admission: $10/adult, $5/children under 13
DC-3 Rides: $80 per person, 30 minute flight
Waco bi-plane rides: $175 for 1 or 2 people, 15 minute flight

Schedule of Events

8:45 AM: First bus departs parking lots for admission gates
9:00 AM: Admission gates open
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: DC-3 rides and Remax hot air balloon rides available to the public (Balloon rides subject to change based on weather and wind)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Drone club performs
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM All day events

  • Touch-a-truck
  • Bouncy houses
  • Static aircraft on display
  • National Guard obstacle course

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Food trucks
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Military flyover
12:00 PM: Airshow kicks off with skydivers & national anthem
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Airshow begins!

  • RC jet show
  • Aerobatic performers
  • Jet car demonstration

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: DC-3 Rides available to the public
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: The Darren Bessette Band performs
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Drone club performs
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Military flyovers TBD
5:00 PM: Conclusion of event
5:30 PM: Last bus leaves main event area for parking lot

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