The 2016 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air Show and Open House wrapped up here Sunday.
Weather for the 2-day event was favorable and hundreds of thousands turned out to watch more than 20 aerial demonstration performances. Highlighted acts were the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Much of the air show’s success was due to community support.
1. The show is completely free.
Although attendees may want to bring cash for food and beverages, there is no charge for admission and parking. Hill officials say the air show is a great way to give back to the community and highlight the mission of the U.S. Air Force.
2. Arrive early.
Rain did not keep Greg Yardley from staying until the Thunderbirds performed Saturday afternoon.
The Springville resident was among thousands of people who braved the cold winds and rain to attend the "Warriors Over the Wasatch: A Legacy of Valor" air show at Hill Air Force Base.
"We came too far to turn around and go home," he said.
Yardley said he brought his four daughters to the air show to honor the military.
displays showcasing the pride and precision of today's Air Force, it's time to remind everyone of the small things that can ensure such a landmark event is a monumental and amazing memory for everyone through their own preparations before the show.
Infants come with bottles and some medications must be kept on ice. However, before planning your personal air show experience, please take the time to peruse the list of items that will not be permitted through the gates, so you, your family and friends can more quickly and easily pass through security and get on with the show.
Event organizers are putting the finishing touches on this year's Hill AFB open house and air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The May 26 and 27 event is free to the public and the gates will open at 8 a.m.
Support from the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is also bringing in several world-class aerial performers including Tim Weber, Dan Buchanan, the Red Eagles, the Red Bull Team, Erickson Air, and Smoke and Thunder to name a few.
Be prepared! It's not just a boyhood motto, it's something base officials take seriously, especially when it comes to flying operations.
Emergency response officials from Hill AFB and other local agencies came together yesterday to test their ability to jointly respond to a simulated aircraft accident.
The exercise kicked off at 9 a.m. and was conducted in preparation for this year's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" open house and air show, which will be May 26-27 on base.
Hill Air Force Base announced the news in December 2011 that the Open House and Air Show would return to the base in May of 2012.An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is planned at the base for May 26-27.
The two-day event, which is free and open to the public, will include aerial demonstrations and displays to provide the public a personal look at the Air Force and its Airmen.
The big show is back. After a successful show in summer 2009, Hill Air Force Base officials announced on Jan. 6 that the biennial air show at Hill will be back again in 2011.
The two-day show will take place Sept. 24-25 and will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights.
Various aircraft also will perform throughout the day.
The Hill open house and air show has been a popular Utah tradition since 1956, but it was canceled in 2008 when the Air Force's premiere demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, couldn't be booked.