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BREAKING 3:15pm 5-9-08 Blue Angels Headline BAFB Open House & Air Show: May 10 & 11
Friday, May 09, 2008 11:58pm

BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING  3:15pm  5-9-08   The Navy's Blue Angels again headline this year's Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, Saturday and Sunday, May 10th and 11th, 2008.  Sunny & hot is the forecast. 

Gates will open to the public both days at 9am, with Showtime at 10am. 
In addition to the afternoon performances by the Blue Angels, visitors to the base will be treated to special performances by:
 
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team; The Shockwave Jet Truck;
The U.S. Army Parachute Team: The Golden Knights;
Air Force Reserve's Ed Hamill...Greg Poe and Mike Goulian will all be performing, along with a flyover by an Air Force B-1 Lancer.

The public will also get to see aerobatics by MIG 17 & Vintage War Birds;  a DAV - B-25; Eagle West - F-15;  Viper West - F-16;
a B-52; Lone Star - B-17, P-47; 143 AW / C-130J; P-51;
Gary Boucher - Super Decathlon; Dave Leedom - Pitts; NW LA Jump 182s; Doug Jackson - TORA 101 

Bossier and Shreveport gates open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The gates will close to inbound traffic at 4 pm and will reopen to outbound traffic only at 4:30 pm (both days).  

No foot traffic is allowed general public due to security and safety concerns. ID card-holding personnel can walk on, but is discouraged. 

SPORTRAN will operate a free shuttle service transport people to and from the Air Show. Buses are scheduled to leave the sites beginning at 9:00 am on each day and will transport continuously throughout the day. Below are details:
 
Saturday, May 10 - from First Baptist Bossier; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 11 - from Bossier Civic Center; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
FREE ADMISSION. Free Parking. Free Shuttle. Call:318-456-5650
http://www.barksdaleafbairshow.com/ <http://www.flyincalendar.com/link.cfm?http://www.barksdaleafbairshow.com/>



 


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