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Thunder Over Utah Air Show

Fighters over Dixie sounds like some kind of hybrid modern-day/Civil War re-enactment, but it’s actually a much more spellbinding spectacle in the sky. St. George constructed a new airport in 2011, and the site is the showcase of the Thunder Over Utah Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in their first-ever visit to southern Utah. The quartet of F/A-18 Hornets is known for their jaw-droppingly precise aerial maneuvers in tight formation.

The Blue Angels aren’t all there is to this show; it’s a two-day exhibition of aeronautics including other military aircraft, such as the F-22 Raptor and the P-51D Mustang—renowned for its battle-worthiness in World War II—as well as a World War II battle re-enactment with armored vehicles, and Southern-style wingwalker Carol Pilon. It’s a celebration of the human urge to take to the air. If you’re planning on attending, check ahead on hotel reservations, as accommodations are already filling up. (Brian Staker)

Thunder Over Utah Air Show @ St. George Municipal Airport, 4550 S. Airport Parkway, 435-627-4080, March 17-18, $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

Date: Mar 17, 2012
Time: 12 pm
Phone: (435) 627-4080 ‎
Address: 4550 South Airport Parkway, St. George, 84790
Where: St. George Municipal Airport