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US Navy Blue Angels to perform at Thunder Over Utah Air Show
The United States Navy Blue Angels will headline the newly created Thunder Over Utah Air Show in St. George, Utah, on March 17 and 18, 2012. The show will be held at the new St. George Municipal Airport, which opened in January of this year. Tickets for the show are now on sale at www.ThunderOverUtah.com.  " onclick="dpSmartLink(this.href,'blankWin',0,0,'z:z','all');return document.MM_returnValue" >www.ThunderOverUtah.com.
The Blue Angels are known for their precision formation flying and are a crowd favorite throughout the world. Flying their six distinctive blue and gold F-18 Hornets, the Blue Angels are ambassadors for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This is the first time in history the Blue Angels will bring their adrenaline-rushing performance to picturesque southern Utah.
The air show is expected to bring more than $2.5 million in economic impact to the southern Utah area.
The new St. George Airport (SGU) features a 9,300 ft. runway capable of accommodating regional jet aircraft, 737s and Airbus 319s that can carry passengers to Salt Lake City and a number of other regional destinations. The airport is served by Skywest Airlines, which is headquartered in St. George.
“We are delighted to be able to bring the world’s most popular air show demonstration team to the people of Utah,” said Kevin Walsh, Air Show Director for Thunder Over Utah. “We are already seeing a tremendous amount of energy and excitement within the community as we discuss what is sure to be one of Utah’s top family activities of the year.”
The Blue Angels lead a sensational lineup of the top air show acts on the circuit. In addition to the Blue Angels will be the P-51D “Hell ‘er Bust” an iconic WWII aircraft, a live WWII battle with armor, infantry and aircraft, along with a full slate of static displays and kid-friendly attractions.
A variety of ticket options are available for budgets of every size. All spectators will require a General Admission ticket for entry. General Admission tickets will cost $25 on site the day of the event, but will be discounted in advance by purchasing online $20 until March 18, 2012, at noon. General Admission for children 15 and under is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle in advance and $10 on site.
In addition to General Admission, there are a variety of premium seating options available to allow fans to watch the show in comfort from a seat along the flightline. All premium seats first require purchase of a General Admission ticket.
The Bomber Club is a spacious tented area that will provide shade and chairs, along with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and access to non-public portable restrooms.
The Fighter Club provides all the amenities of the Bomber Club, along with an outstanding buffet lunch and complimentary beverages of beer, soda and water.
The Officers Club offers the ultimate air show fan experience and includes prime seating on the flightline, a catered breakfast, grilled luncheon entrees, an afternoon old-fashioned ice cream sundae bar, and snacks and appetizers served throughout the day. It also features complimentary beverage service of beer, wine, liquor, soft drinks, and water. Guests of the Officers Club will have exclusive access to private air conditioned restroom facilities.
Corporate participation/sponsor programs are now available, and additional information is available at www.ThunderOverUtah.com.