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Get ready to check out the 2022 Great Texas Airshow

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After a long hiatus, the 2022 Great Texas Airshow is finally happening at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph April 23-24. The free show begins at 11 a.m. and wraps up at 4:30 p.m. each day.

With the base prepared to host thousands upon thousands of guests for the two-day event, get a jump on enjoying the activities by visiting the official JBSA Airshow and Open house website at https://greattexasairshow.com/. If you’ve never been to the JBSA airshow, then this is just what you need to help take your experience into the stratosphere!

The Great Texas Airshow will allow attendees to get up close and personal with some of the equipment and aircraft the U.S. military uses. There will be plenty of static displays to check out and take pictures of, and then keep your eyes on the sky for a wide variety of flying exhibitions, including the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Remember, there is no admission to the airshow, but VIP tickets are available for purchase.

The Reserved Seating option gives you up-front, flightline seating and a tented area to catch reprieve from the hot Texas sun while enjoying the sights and sounds of The Great Texas Airshow. The Beer Garden Seating option welcomes you with up-front, flightline seating and a tented area to catch reprieve from the hot Texas sun while enjoying two craft beer beverages, with the option to purchase more.

Purchase your VIP tickets at https://event.etix.com/ticket/v/13449/. Prices vary from $30 to $50 for one-day tickets.

It’s also a good idea to know what you can and can’t bring with you.

There are several items that are not permitted at the air show area and are subject to confiscation. These items include, but are not limited to, weapons (regardless of permit, to include firearms, knives, multi-tools, pepper spray, stun guns, etc.), non-clear backpacks (small diaper bags ok), laser pointers, umbrellas, tents, ice chests/coolers, remote control devices (drones, cars, planes), pets (other than service animals), fireworks, flammable liquids, bicycles, rollers skates/roller blades, scooters, skateboards, Segway style human transporters, glass containers, outside food or drinks (other than those for babies or kids), and other items listed at  https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?method=restoreToken&performance_id=2763241&method=restoreToken.

What you will want to bring are as water bottles, sunscreen and hearing protection. Chairs, wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are allowed, but note that purses or backpacks will be searched.

With huge crowds expected for the air show, you can’t afford to take the wrong exit! Get directions to JBSA-Randolph at https://greattexasairshow.com/directions-parking-info/.

While the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are the main attraction at the Great Texas Airshow, but they are not the only ones who will be flying in Texas skies over the two days.

Also performing demonstrations will be the MV-22 Osprey, F-35II Lightning demonstration team, Shockwave, Tora! Tora! Tora!, C-17 Globemaster III, and more. Additional performances will include a combat battle demo, medical extraction demo, military jump team, and an awesome 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army North. Military static displays from all services will be available for all to view, along with exhibitions from STEM organizations.

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