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Arctic Thunder air show roars over Alaska skies this month

Alaska Dispatch

Prepare your dogs and cats for sonic booms.

This year's Arctic Thunder, sponsored by by the Alaska Air Show Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The two-day event is open to the public and features fighter jets, simulated assaults, parachute drops and the marvel of aerobatic aircraft. Gates open at 9 a.m, with flights beginning at 10 a.m. The show will conclude at 5 p.m. both days.

The Alaska Air Show Association is an Alaska non-profit organization devoted to aviation and community aerospace promotion and outreach. It puts on the Arctic Thunder Air show, which can draw huge crowds upwards of 30,000 spectators.

Confirmed performers: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Historic Flight Foundation's North American P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell, and others.

Check out the Alaska Air Show website or Facebook page for more information.