The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, wrapping up each day with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the aerobatic flying team, is returning to Arctic Thunder for its first time since 2010, according to the Alaska Air Show Association. Other performances include a C-17 demo, a P-51 Heritage flight, Wings of Freedom flyover and more.
Back on ground level, air show attendees can view military displays and a hangar will house activities for children.
This year, Arctic Thunder parking is accessed through the Boniface Parkway and Fort Richardson gates. Parking is free.
A full schedule of events is available at alaskaairshow.org. (It's the same flying sequence both days).
Here's a list of items you can and can't bring to Arctic Thunder:
• Water bottles
• Lawn chairs
• Hearing protection (recommended by JBER)
• Small purses
• Any large bags including backpacks, duffle bags and purses
• Bicycles, scooters, wagons and skateboards
• Military uniforms worn by nonmilitary members
Note: This story has been edited to reflect that the Arctic Thunder is not an annual event. It occurs every other year.