July 20, 2017
Writer: David Payne
The Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show is back in Idaho Falls on July 22-23. The air show was previously in Idaho Falls in 2010.
Ethan Huffman, the spokesman for the airshow, said this year's show will be similar, but more exciting.
"Every air show is unique. This show has some different performers. We have some returning from 2010, most notably the Blue Angels, but we have some different performers as well," said Huffman. "They're only performing in 12 locations in North America, so Idaho Falls was very fortunate."
Huffman also said four of the five military branches will be represented at this year's show.
'We have the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, we have the Marine Corp who will be flying the C-130 Hercules Transport Plane. We have the U.S. Air Force and the F-35 Program and we just booked the U.S. Army's Black Dagger Parachute Team," said Huffman. "In total, we are going to have four of the five major military branches as well as half a dozen other industry performers who are really well known within the United States as well as internationally. It's going to be a great show."
On top of the air show, there will be a free event called Donuts with the Pilots on Friday, July 21 at 8:30 am at the Museum of Idaho. The event is free to the public and many pilots will be there sharing their stories.