Look! Up in the air! It’s an air show that hasn’t happened in 20 years! The two-day event returns to the Augusta Regional Airport on May 13 and 14, but advance ticket sales end on Monday, April 24.
General Admission for adults is $31.50 and children for $23.25 and it includes a parking pass. There are also preferred seating tickets and lawn boxes. The top tickets are to the Flight Line Club for $179 and include VIP parking and entrance.
Among the performers will be the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Capt. Aimee “Rebel” Fiedler is the pilot and commander of the team.
A news release announcing the team’s attendance refers to the F-16 Viper as the “sports car” of the fighter jet community. It is a single-engine jet, fast and highly maneuverable.
“The F-16 Viper Demo Team will show off the full capabilities of the jet including high-speed maneuvers at over 600 mph and G wrenching turns, where Fiedler will feel over nine times the weight of her own body. The demo routine will include inverted spins and a three-mile climb straight up that will take less than 10 seconds,” the release explained.
Randy Sasser, chairman of the air show subcommittee of the Aviation Commission, said Lilley’s company is responsible for all costs associated with the air show.
“The only thing we have to do is just make sure the airport is ready to receive the promoter and everything that’s coming. We’re going to do some mowing and stuff like that. That has to happen anyway. So, this is basically going to be a zero-cost event to this airport and to this community,” he said.
Advance tickets are on sale through Monday on the website: https://augustaairshow.com/