San Antonio

Your guide to the 2022 Great Texas Airshow

Rule No. 1: Don’t overlook the earplugs.

SAN ANTONIO — Out with the flower crowns, in with the binoculars. 

With Fiesta 2022 celebrations behind San Antonio, preparations for an additional annual south Texas spectacle, the Great Texas Airshow, are of their homestretch. Here’s what you want to know earlier than heading to the occasion this weekend. 

What is it? 

It’s all in the identify: The Great Texas Airshow guarantees to ship sky-high demonstrations and on-the-ground reveals, all whereas internet hosting “some of the best acts from across the Department of Defense.” The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, identified for his or her breathtaking aerial acrobatics, are additionally scheduled to make an look.

You may also anticipate demonstrations from navy soar groups, fight simulations and reveals from a complete host of teams. 

Plus, this year marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the U.S. Air Force’s founding, so the airshow carries a sure historic resonance in 2022.

When is it?  

It’s scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each days. Gates open at 9 a.m., whereas planes will start taking to the sky at 11 a.m.

How a lot is it?

The airshow is free to the public. 

Where will or not it’s held?

At Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, close to Universal City, off Loop 1604 close to Highway 78. There’s a public parking space simply outdoors the base, and buses will shuttle attendees from there to the base entrance. 

Directions to get to the parking space may be discovered here

This is not the Thunderbirds’ first time in San Antonio, proper?

Correct! They flew over the metropolis in March of 2020, as a tribute to frontline employees in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Can I usher in a water bottle or cooler?

No. Airshow organizers have a list of items that will not be allowed onto the base. In addition to outdoors meals or drinks, it consists of:

  • Firearms, knives or stun weapons.
  • Non-clear backpacks (an exception is small diaper baggage). 
  • RC automobiles, together with drones. 
  • RVs, motorhomes and trailers. 
  • Ice chests or coolers.
  • Pets (except they’re service animals). 
  • Glass containers. 
  • Fireworks. 
  • Laser pointers, awnings, umbrellas. 
  • Cigarettes or vape pens. 

What about seating?

Organizers are encouraging the public to convey folding chairs, in addition to ear plugs (you may nee them). 

Is there a masking requirement?

Only on buses shuttling guests between the parking space and the base, the place face coverings are a should. 

Is there an inventory of plane that will probably be on show?

Yup, and you could find it here

Among them are the T-38 Talon supersonic jet, Black Hawk helicopter, the World War II-era Valiant coach and B-29 Superfortress, and the P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. 

What will the climate be like?

Both mornings this weekend will start with overcast skies, excessive humidity ranges and delicate air in the upper-60s, KENS 5 Meteorologist Ryan Shoptaugh says.  Just a few gentle morning showers will probably be attainable. With breezy southeast wind gusts of up to 20 to 25 mph, it will maintain the air transferring as afternoon highs climb into the upper-80s. 

Just a few spots will strategy 90 levels each Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Clouds will keep cussed each afternoons with a number of breaks in the sky. An elevated probability for rain strikes in Sunday night, after the airshow has wrapped up.

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