Briefs: OA Air show September 26, 2008

This year’s airshow all about variety

The Blue Angels fly in tight formation.

Crowd at the Grand Junction Regional Airport enjoy the Air Show.

Angels and knights will mix with vipers and a chipmunk at the Air Show 2008 at Grand Junction Regional Airport.

The show runs three days beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. That evening will include the Golden Knights, a U.S. Army skydiving team, aerobatics by a 1965 de Havilland Super Chipmunk, a wing walker, jet truck and more. A fireworks display will end the evening.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying F/A–18 Hornets join the show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27–28. Gates open at 9 a.m.

The schedules for both days includes maneuvers by Fat Albert, the lumbering Lockheed–Martin C–130T Hercules that carries maintenance and support crew and gear for the Blue Angels; the U.S. Air Force F–16 Viper West Coast Demonstration Team, which flies Fighting Falcons, more commonly known as Vipers; and the F–15 West Coast Demonstration Team.

Advance tickets for Friday are $15 for adults and $5 for children age 5–12.

Saturday and Sunday’s shows are $20 each for adults and $8 for children age 5–12. Children 4 and younger are free. A combination ticket for two days are also available. Tickets at the gate increase by $5 for adults.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Alpine Bank locations, Albertsons and Safeway stores in Grand Junction and the Glenwood Springs mall.

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