March Base: History in the Sky Via Air Fest
By Scott Schwartz
The weekend of May 1-2 saw March Air Reserve Base (formerly March Air Force Base) hosting its annual Air Fest. A crowd of thousands came to view historic and current military aircraft, some of which were flown, and others of which were on static display. Ironically, the base was more than 20 years old when the prototypes of some of the warbirds on display here made their first flights. Known as March Field at the time, the base opened in 1918.