Chico Air Show

Chico Air Show

Diamond plate has been used in many industries for various applications. Consistently it has failed to meet the required standards as far as slip resistance is concerned, consequently leading to fall and slip accidents that can easily be prevented or rather be avoided by simply installing proper walking surface.

Below is a checklist of some of the best alternatives to slick the diamond plate. We shall also discuss how to choose a diamond plate that will fit your needs.

If the following applies to your application, then the expanded metal is the best option for you:

Stock sizes or custom sizes required

Expanded metal are normally stocked in simple sizes which can later be fabricated for installation.

A cost efficient solution needed

Expanded metal that is coated with slip resistant factor can actually increase the traction and can also be installed over the existing diamond plate without necessarily having to replace it completely.


The application requires drainage

The expanded metal can always be retrofitted over the existing slick, grating it in order to provide the drainage that is actually required. The slip resistant layer will basically retain traction.

The perforated plate is ideal if the following factors hold:

The application calls for a very flat surface with drainage abilities

The perforated plate combines the high traction surface of the plate with the drainage of grating. If you apply the slip resistant layer, then you can increase the traction without destroying the drainage characteristics of the diamond plate.

A cost efficient alternative to grating required

The perforated metal plate has a lighter property, it is also cost efficient alternative to the bar grating. Drainage can still be made possible and the perforated metal plate can also be ordered with different types of hole-spacing to choose from.

If the application calls for a particular or rather a specific size of the perforated metal plate or the fabrication can be done probably in the field.

The perforated metal plate can be made into different stock sizes according to the requirements and can actually be customized. They can also be made to meet the specifications of a particular job. The perforated metal plate has plenty of uses- it can be used for ramps, mezzanines, stairs and other uses or rather applications.

Remember, despite the matter application, applying diamond plate will definitely increase the surface traction. This will keep your workers or you on your feet.

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“Century of Flight”
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Royal Canadian Air Force
CF-18 Hornet!
Feel the speed, experience the thrills!


Metal Mulisha
Rockstar FMX Team! (Freestyle Motocross)

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Pemberton Aerosports!


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Rex and Melissa Pemberton!

Team Rocket

Featuring Ken Fowler and Eric Hansen

Plus!  Mystery Act!

P-51 Demo

Yak 55

Jelly Belly Stearman

Search and Rescue Demo

Radio Control Demo


Coast Guard C-130

Coast Guard HH65 Hilicopter

Warbird Displays

Classic Car Displays

Don’t Miss the FlightZone For Kids!

Educational and FUN activities for kids, including
-Wind tunnel demonstration and other projects led by the Gateway Science Museum.
-Build your very own Delta Dart with the Oroville Air Corps

-Meet six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team and first woman to win the title of
US National Aerobatic Champion – PATTY WAGSTAFF!!
-Take home a Chico Air Show Activity Book

!!! Enter to win a ride in a small airplane !!!
Enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by Save Mart Supermarkets
Free ear plugs compliments of Bartlett’s Hearing Aid Center
Visit the Michael’s Craft Center!
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