Yes, the Airshow used to be a Festival event for many years. It became a separate event after the 2002 Festival (in the fall).
There was an awful crash today that distroyed a home and killed the pilot -- but thankfully didn't kill anyone on the ground. (If you could see the film we're watching on TV, you'd realize what a miracle this is.)
There's a story on it here, but it appears to contain a number of inaccuracies.
The plane was a 1951 Hunter Hawker, appearing as a static display at the show. The pilot was from California, apparently headed home when the crash occurred, right around 4:30 p.m.
It was one of those things we constantly worried about when the Airshow was still a Festival event, by the way. Marilyn mistressmarilyn just said she thinks that will be the end of the Hillsboro Airshow. (This is exactly the kind of thing that ends events...)
Airshow Crash in Hillsboro (Oregon)
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