Arctic Thunder Airshow 2016
Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska, USA 30-31st July 2016 Report by Peter Davison It was heavy metal that ruled the static park at this ever-popular Open House. C-130 Hercules and Boeing C-17s provide the based logistics so important at this global crossroads to Asia. With a Red Flag Alaska exercise in the upcoming weeks at Eieilson AFB near Fairbanks and recent news that the F-35 was to arrive by 2020 there was an upbeat feeling for all things military at this years show. Over 130,000 visitors enjoyed reasonable weather and a full flying display.