Friday, February 13, 2015

Thunder in the Valley Air Show tickets now on sale


COLUMBUS, Ga. - (WRBL) - Tickets are now available for one of the most anticipated attractions in the state: the Thunder in the Valley Air Show.

The air show is "cleared for takeoff" at the Columbus Airport March 21-22. Tickets can be purchased online or at multiple retail stores.

Advance tickets cost $10 per person, per day, at the following locations:

Columbus-area McDonald's
Flightways Columbus located at the Columbus Airport
Ace Hardware on St. Marys Road
Brusters Real Ice Cream at multiple locations
Wingstop on Weems Road

To purchase tickets online, please visit A $1.50 service fee will be applied to each online ticket purchase. Military personnel may purchase advance tickets for $8 each at Fort Benning's MWR Tickets and Travel. 

All tickets are $15 per person on the day of the show. Children ages 6-years-old and younger get into the air show free.

The Thunder in the Valley Air Show will feature a variety of vintage and modern aircraft, including the Trojan Horsemen, a six-ship team of WWII-era T-28 Trojans, and the Class of '45, a high-speed tandem act featuring an F4U-4 Corsair and a P-51 Mustang.

Visitors can also stop by to see Jacquie B Airshows, a thrilling aerobatic routine by one of the most accomplished female pilots in the air show business. Other attractions include Kent Pietsch Airshows, a comedy act featuring the colorful “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet; and a pair of renowned WWII bombers, the “Texas Raiders” B-17 Flying Fortress and the “Panchito” B-25 Mitchell.

Thunder in the Valley Air Show will also include an array of engaging ground attractions, including “Tinker Belle,” a Curtis C-46 Commando transport aircraft; the Lockheed 12-A that starred in the movie “Amelia;” military vehicles from the CAMO Group; a Kids Carnival; and the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, which honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

“This year's air show features a great variety of performers and displays, including some real treasures that celebrate America's aviation heritage," says Phaedra Childers, Event Coordinator.  "With so much to see and do, it's a great event for the entire family to enjoy together.”

The air show has been flying high since 1997, and now depends on the help of more than 300 volunteers to entertain and inform families all across the Chattahoochee Valley.

Local ticket outlets accept cash only. Each ticket is valid only for one of the two show days. To attend both days requires two tickets. There will be no rain dates or refunds.

Online advance tickets will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Retail locations will offer advance tickets until close of business on Friday, March 20. Only $15 Day of Event tickets will be sold after that.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on both Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.

For more information on the event or how you can become a sponsor, visit

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