Driggs group to perform at Idaho Falls air show

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The following is a news release from IE Productions.

IDAHO FALLS — With less than two months away from the Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show, an additional act has been announced.

Our very own Mig Fury Fighters from Driggs will be joining the impressive Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show performers.

Performing July 22 and 23 at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport, the Mig Fury Fighters multi-jet warbird act includes the World’s only FJ-4B Fury Fighter Jet, as well as a Mig 15 and Mig 17.

This exciting display also includes a live narrated storyline with music, smoke and mock-up dog fighting.

In honor of those who serve, we are excited to offer the following:
ACTIVE MILITARY & ACTIVE RESERVE: Admission to the main Air Show event, on either July 22 or July 23, is free for active military and active reserve only. Please present identification at the gate.
VETERANS: A special Veterans VIP Air Show program on Friday, July 21 will begin at 11 a.m. and includes a very special dress rehearsal showing of the Air Show from noon to 4 p.m. The program is free for all veterans, plus one guest (guest must be 18 years or older).

The VIP Air Show Program is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 56 and is the second event scheduled for 2017 in which the City of Idaho Falls and the Department of Defense will honor those who served in Vietnam as well as all military veterans.

Last year, the Department of Defense selected Idaho Falls as a partner city with 7,000 other communities in the United States to help honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Idaho Falls will host a series of six events over the next three years.

The 2017 Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show will take place at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport on Skyline Drive. The show will feature the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Heritage Flight Team accompanied by the P-51 Mustang.

Other performers include Brad Wursten and Julie Clark & her SMOKIN’ MENTOR T-34 Aerobatic Team.
Ticket prices from May 1 to May 31 are $24 for adults and $14 for children. June 1-July 21, tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets will be available at the gate for $30 for adults and $15 for children. Children (ages 5 & under) are free. Tickets are available online.
Beginning June 1, 2017, tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card at all Westmark Credit Union locations. Pricing for tickets purchased at Westmark will be identical to the prices available online.
After operating costs, proceeds from the air show will be donated to local nonprofit organizations.
Each ticket is good for one day, either July 22 or July 23, but not both days.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. on both days. Static displays, vendors and merchandizing will be available throughout the day, and the planes will take to the sky at 12:10 p.m.

The show concludes around 4:30 p.m. To ensure everyone can view the performance, the air show will be an open-seating environment.

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