One Man's Alaska

Arctic Thunder air show in Anchorage

July 31, 2010

If you happen to be in Anchorage, Alaska this weekend, you have a chance to watch the Arctic Thunder Air Show on both Saturday and Sunday (July 31 and August 1, 2010). Here's a little bit of information on the air show from the Anchorage Daily News:

Performances by the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds on Saturday and Sunday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will be among the highlights of the show put on by the U.S. Army and Navy. Beyond flight demonstrations, the show will feature hang glider and parachute demonstrations, chances to check out Army and Navy planes and a concert by the Army and Navy bands on Saturday.

Gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and the show will go until 6 p.m. Be prepared for crowds. Last year, 175,000 people attended the event over three days. Demonstrations begin at 10 a.m.

The air show is going on despite an accident at the air force base this week in which four crewmen on a C17 were killed. Again, the Daily News has more information on the crash.

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