JUMPS, THRILLS AND JAW-DROPPING AEROBATICS RETURN!
We are excited to welcome airshow-goers and thrill-seekers to the 2023 Kia of Lake Charles Chennault International Airshow May 19-21 as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our lineup is packed with world-class aviators and impressive aerobatic maneuvers by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Aeroshell Aerobatics team and many others! View the show from your own designated viewing area or venture out to enjoy flight simulators, STEM exhibits and the Kids Zone.
TAILGATING IS BACK.
What that means
For 2023, we’re bringing back the tailgate airshow model, meaning your ticket buys you and your car load your own personal viewing area for the show! Picture a tailgate party—but with jets. Your ticket gets you a parking space close to the action, food trucks, Kids Zone and vendors, meaning no long walks to the ramp. It’s a win-win!
SALUTING OUR 2023 SPONSORS
Chennault Airport will again be host site
Our home for the 2023 show will again be Chennault International Airport. Though the Airshow and the airport have similar names, the Airshow is an independent, nonprofit organization with a volunteer board of directors. The Airshow appreciate the work the airport staff does to accommodate and facilitate the Airshow's needs. The Airshow team looks forward to working with the Chennault [...]
Bayles returns as Airshow director
She's back! The Airshow's board of directors has once again named Mary Jo Bayles the Airshow director for 2023. Mary Jo, who is retiring from the City of DeQuincy, has been a dynamo for the Airshow since its revival 10 years ago. We love MJ's energy, enthusiasm and passion for the Airshow, and we're thrilled to have her seasoned leadership [...]
Airshow delegation attends national convention
A Chennault International Airshow delegation attended the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) annual convention Dec. 11-15 in Las Vegas. Leading the Chennault team were Airshow President Bruce Beard and Airshow Director Mary Jo Bayles. Also attending were Treasurer Larry Rewerts, board member Karen Wade, performer liaison Mallory Beasley, volunteer coordinator Kelly Smith and publicist Brett Downer of the O’Carroll [...]