Large crowds expected for this weekend's McConnell air show
The Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headline act at the base's first open house since 2018.
McConnell Air Force Base will open its doors to the public this weekend for its Frontiers in Flight open house and air show – the first in four years.
The last air show in 2018 attracted about 100,000 people, and McConnell officials are expecting large crowds Saturday and Sunday.
The air show is free. Here are some tips to help you navigate and enjoy the show.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are a precision air demonstration squadron. They will perform several times over the weekend.
Other entertainment highlights
Misty Blues Skydiving
Bill Stein Airshows
Tom Larkin of Little Jet Airshows
Acrobatic performance by the Red Tail P-51C Mustang
Tora Tora Tora airshow
Boeing KC-135 tanker
Boeing KC-46 tanker
McDonnell Douglas KC-10 tanker
Bombardier Global 7500
A-26 “Lady Liberty” World War II bomber
Items you can bring:
Small empty bottles to fill with water
Strollers and wagons for toddlers
Necessary medical items, like wheelchairs
Items you can’t bring:
Weapons, including pocket knives
Toys that resemble firearms
Pets, unless they are service animals.
What to wear
Officials suggest wearing comfortable shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses.
McConnell Air Force base is located south of Pawnee between Oliver and Rock Road.
People will either be directed to park on Cessna Fields or on base parking through the main gate. People should have a full gas tank in case of traffic congestion.
Go to frontiersinflight.com.