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.

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