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What to do in Oklahoma on June 22, 2014: Check out the Star Spangled Salute airshow at Tinker Air Force Base

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 22, 2014
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Four jets from the Thunderbirtd flying team fly in close formation Saturday. Base officials estimate more than 100,000 visitors will attend Tinker Air Force Base's annual Star Spangled Salute Air Show and Open House this Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, 2014. The Air Force Thunderbirds, a military precision flying team, thrilled spectators with their close formations and daredevil-type flying Saturday afternoon. Organizers say the public will have an opportunity to view the largest collection of static displays in the history of the event. Hundreds stood in long lines in hot and humid conditions to walk through the E-3 Sentry on Saturday. Visitors also were able to get close looks at other military aircraft, including the B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster, CV-22 Osprey, E-6B Mercury, KC-135 Stratotanker. The event continues on Sunday, with aerial acts starting at noon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Four jets from the Thunderbirtd flying team fly in close formation Saturday. Base officials estimate more than 100,000 visitors will attend Tinker Air Force Base's annual Star Spangled Salute Air Show and Open House this Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, 2014. The Air Force Thunderbirds, a military precision flying team, thrilled spectators with their close formations and daredevil-type flying Saturday afternoon. Organizers say the public will have an opportunity to view the largest collection of static displays in the history of the event. Hundreds stood in long lines in hot and humid conditions to walk through the E-3 Sentry on Saturday. Visitors also were able to get close looks at other military aircraft, including the B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster, CV-22 Osprey, E-6B Mercury, KC-135 Stratotanker. The event continues on Sunday, with aerial acts starting at noon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Today’s featured event:

The Star Spangled Salute airshow continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Tinker Air Force Base.

The event includes aircraft displays, live entertainment and a full schedule of aerial demonstrations. Capping the lineup is a show by the the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Admission is free. Upgraded seating passes are available for purchase at www.airshownetwork.com.

Food and drink concessions will be available at various locations through the show area and free water will be available to the public at marked stations. A Kid Zone with inflatables and activities will be available all day with the purchase of a wristband.

As you approach Tinker AFB from Interstate 40  or I-240, look for signs directing you to the entrance. Parking and shuttles from the parking areas are free.

Driving from the west side of the base to the east side will be restricted. Base residents attending the air show are asked to park at Bldg. 460 and Bldg 469 and ride the shuttle to the airshow. Shuttles will run continuously, every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

My fine colleague Silas Allen reports that thousands attended the two-day event Saturday. To read his story, click here.

For more information, go to http://www.tinker.af.mil/airshow.

For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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