Boshears Skyfest

Augusta’s annual airshow, the Boshears Skyfest, offers the CSRA a chance to see acrobatic flying, combat flying demonstrations, parachute teams, history displays and other aviation-related offerings at Daniel Field. Car shows and other events are also frequently included.

Originally known as the Boshears Memorial Fly-In, the Skyfest event was started in 1991 to honor Forrest and Buster Boshears, considered by many to be the pioneers of general aviation in the Augusta area.

Buster Boshears’ father, Willis “Buster” Boshears, and uncle Forrest Boshears were early champions for Augusta aviation starting in the 1930s. After World War II, the airport benefited from soldiers enrolling in flight school under the G.I. Bill. Flying became a more popular means of transportation, Boshears said, and his father and uncle knew it was invaluable for Augusta to have a city airport.

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Thousands turn out for Skyfest fun

Team Aerodynamix pilots Jerry Morris and Len Leggette have been stunt flying at Boshears Skyfest for years, and they said they never get tired of performing at what they consider "basically a ...
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Shutdown postpones SkyFest

The 21st Annual Boshears SkyFest scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to April 26 and 27, 2014 due to the government shutdown, which includes parts of the Federal Aviation Administration, ...
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Air show has Cobra rides for first time

The Cobra helicopters have appeared at the Boshears Skyfest as demonstration craft for about 10 years, but this is the first year one has taken on passengers.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Organizers say air show will be safe

After a deadly plane crash last month at an air race in Reno, Nev., Boshears' organizers and pilots said safety guidelines set will continue to provide the show a good safety record.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Skyfest canceled rest of today

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

Skyfest to feature re-enactment of air battle

Atlanta aviation attorney Alan Armstrong can't bring aircraft carriers or sandy atolls to Augusta's Daniel Field, but he's not letting that stop him from channeling the spirit of Midway.
By Steven Uhles | Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

Tourism beat

Visitors attending meetings, reunions, events or sports games in the metro Augusta area will generate at least $2,246,503 in direct visitor spending over the next month.
Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Skyfest shows off aircraft

The swirling tricks of a military helicopter spelling out "air show" had 5-year-old Choice Jennings IV jumping on his tiptoes with excitement.
By Stephanie Toone | Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008

Nostalgia is appeal that drives this aerobatic pilot

Greg Connell initially thought his flying would be limited to jaunts around local skies and perhaps an occasional trip to one of his beloved University of South Carolina Gamecocks' road games.
By Steven Uhles | Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

Tourism beat

The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau last month recognized the following residents as Augusta Champions for helping the bureau bring a meeting or event to the Augusta area during 2007.
Monday, April 21, 2008

Boshears got help on the ground

On behalf of the entire Boshears Skyfest committee, I would like to thank the citizens of this area for their overwhelming support. Record crowds came through our gates on Saturday and Sunday, ...
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

Banquet honors Tuskegee Airmen

Six of the original Tuskegee Airmen were recognized Saturday at Boshears Skyfest and at a banquet sponsored by the Colon-Dryden Greater Augusta Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
By Nikasha Dicks | Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007

Close quarters

It takes courage, care and a certain seriousness to become a member of the Team RV formation flying crew.
By Steven Uhles | Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007

Tourism beat

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that visitors attending conferences, reunions, sporting events and other meetings in the metro Augusta area during the next two weeks will ...
Monday, Oct. 15, 2007

Across the area

Police arrested a Langley man Thursday who is accused of robbing a Warrenville convenience store.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007

President reports $10,000 Skyfest profit

WHAT WAS DISCUSSED: Officials from the General Aviation Commission learned during Monday's meeting at Daniel Field that Boshears Skyfest 2006 made a profit of more than $10,000.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006

10,000 show up for aerial celebration

Andrea Yingling said Boshears Skyfest is more than just entertainment for children.
By Nathan Dickinson | Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006

Across the area

A south Augusta man died early Thursday after he was hit by two vehicles as he walked down Mike Padgett Highway.
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006

On a mission

For J.R. "Skip" Lam and the other members of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation's Sky Soldiers demonstration team, bringing Vietnam-era aircraft back to life is a call of duty.
By Steven Uhles | Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006

Festival organizers fear 'fall overload'

Augusta Common saw two festivals over the past two weekends with two vastly different crowd sizes.
By Justin Boron | Friday, Sept. 29, 2006
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