SALINAS, Calif. -

There's some big names at the California International Airshow Salinas, and rightfully so.

"In the airshow community Salinas is famous. It is a show that has pioneered how to run an event," said Aerobatic Champion Michael Goulian.

Pilot Michael Goulian is famous for his high performance aerobatics.

"The type of flying you’ll see me do will make the kids look up and make you say, ‘I never knew an airplane could do that,’" said Goulian.

And his plane, which looks like it's straight out of a James Bond movie can handle it all.

"End over end tumbles, rolling around itself more than one time a second. Designers like to say if it looks good, it flies good. This is one of those cases," said Goulian.

Speaking about looking good and flying good, Pilot Anna Serbinenko is on top of her game.

"This weekend I’m going to perform with classical music and I call it sky dancing," said Serbinenko.

Originally from the Ukraine, she now lives in Canada.  Anna has flown in airshows for five years.

"This plane is American built by American Champion Aircraft. It can fly upside down and sustain flight. It requires quite a bit of pilot skill to make it zoom around the sky," said Serbinenko.

This weekend won’t only be about the show in the sky but also on the ground.

"We have monster trucks and motocross bikes. There are so many things going on. It's a wonderful family activity and event for the City of Salinas," said California International Airshow Salinas President Mary Zeeb.

Over the years the airshow has donated more than eight million dollars to charities.

"The gates open at 9:00 a.m. The flying starts about 11 a.m., but there are things to do on the field," said Zeeb.

“If you’re not nervous you’re dangerous. Safety is always in mind, and always knowing people are watching and you want to perform your best," said Serbinenko.