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Attendees watch members of the Breitling Jet team perform stunts during the 2016 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show at Hill Air Force Base Friday, June 24, 2016.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – More than half a million people are expected to attend the Warriors Over the Wasatch 2022 air and space show this weekend. Hill Air Force Base will open to the public at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with free admission to the show.

The sprawling air show makes a memorable return after four years. Traditionally a biennial celebration, the air show was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured demonstrations include the US Air Force Thunderbirds performing “world class acts”, the jet-powered Shockwave Truck and a Firewalkers International fireworks display.

A wide variety of static civil and military aircraft such as helicopters, fighters, bombers, large cargo transports and tankers will be on display, some of which will be open to visitors.

In addition to the aircraft on display, many types of land transport and combat vehicles will be on display.

Stalls and hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math are featured at STEM City, an attraction added to the airshow in 2018 to encourage and educate the public about opportunities available in STEM fields.

“We are thrilled with this year’s lineup of exhibits,” said Alison Sturgeon, Hill AFB STEM Coordinator. “It will be even bigger and better than 2018.”

In addition to giant video games, drones, robots, virtual reality, welding simulators and rocket launchers filling an entire flight hangar, this year will feature models of the Mars Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter from NASA in the exhibition “Roving With Perseverance”.

With plenty to experience at the 2022 Air Show in northern Utah, heavy traffic around the base is expected. Attendees are encouraged to take the UTA FrontRunner to Clearfield station where free show shuttles will take attendees to the show. However, there are a limited number of parking spaces available at Clearfield station.

Additional parking for the event can be found at the Weber State University-Davis campus off University Parkway Boulevard and at Northridge High School off Hill Field Road. Shuttle buses will also be available at these locations, running continuously throughout Saturday and Sunday.

For participants wishing to park on base, there will be parking areas just inside the Roy and West gates. Participants will not be admitted through the south door. Directions to the gates can be found online at hill.af.mil/Warriors-Over-The-Watch.

In an effort to move attendees through the gates in a timely and orderly manner, Hill asks guests for their cooperation in preventing potentially dangerous items from entering the premises. For a complete list of prohibited and permitted items, visit hill.af.mil.



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