Airport, City Government, Events, News Release

The annual Hayward Executive Airport Open House event returns on Sunday, Sept. 11

August 30, 2022

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 30, 2022— For the first time since 2019, the Hayward Executive Airport will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families and aviation lovers are invited to this free event, which will feature a variety of entertainment options for people of all ages.

“We are excited to welcome the community back to our Open House for the first time in three years,” said Douglas McNeeley, Airport Manager. “The date of the event along with this year’s theme deeply resonates with all of us. Our veterans and first responders are the true definition of hero.”

This year’s Open House will feature aircraft displays, police and fire vehicles and equipment, and classic cars.  Local restaurants and vendors also will be onsite selling food and drinks.

Free airplane rides for youth ages 8 to 17 will be provided through the Young Eagles Program.  More information is available online through the Young Eagles Day Registration website. Attendees of all ages can enjoy paid flights on vintage bomber aircraft with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).  Tickets can be booked online through the CAF website.

The airport started hosting its annual Open House in 2012, and popularity quickly grew, with thousands of community members from Hayward, the greater the Bay Area and beyond attending year after year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open House was canceled in 2020 and 2021.

Open House admission and parking are free. To learn more, go to

A former World War II fighter base, Hayward Executive is a vibrant general aviation airport that spans 534 acres. Over 400 aircraft are based at the airport, from single-engine airplanes to sophisticated corporate jets, and aviation products and services are provided by 40 support companies. Learn more about the airport here on the City of Hayward website.

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