Mountain Home annual air show held September 17-18

Andrew Croft

Staff Reporter 

 

On September 17 and 18, Mountain Home Air Force Base will hold the Gunfighter Skies airshow. The gates to the base open at 8 a.m. and performances start at 11 a.m.

The Unitied States Air Force Thunderbirds perform on both days. The Mountain Home Air Force Base F-15E Strike Eagles, MiG Fury Fighters, and other planes will be featured in aerial performances. There will also be planes on the ground for attenders to take a closer look at.

Local, as well as national, vendors will be selling food and drinks, as well as various other goods.

Because Gunfighter Skies is open to the public, getting onto the base will be slow. To make the process easier, base officials recommend being  patient, showing  up  before the gates open, and not bringing anything that is prohibited. On the prohibited items list are coolers, pets , and firearms. Vehicles are open to searching.

The weather will be hot and shade will be very limited. Sunscreen is highly recommended and so are ear plugs if you are sensitive to sound.

 

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