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Blue Angels set to rock 2012 base Air Show
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform an aerial maneuver at the 2008 Airpower Arkansas Air Show Oct. 18 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Air Show was held Oct. 18-19 and showcased approximately 16 acts displaying both military and civilian aerial skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pomeroy)
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Blue Angels set to rock 2012 base Air Show

Posted 2/1/2011   Updated 2/1/2011 Email story   Print story


2/1/2011 - LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The Navy's Blue Angels will headline the base's 2012 Air Show and Open House slated for Sept. 8 and 9, 2012.

Approximately 225,000 guests attended the base's "Thunder Over the Rock" air show last October and the base commander is thrilled to have the Blue Angel headline the 2012 show.

"Mark your calendars now, because Sept. 8 and 9, 2012, is going to be an event you won't want to miss," said Col. Mike Minihan, 19th Airlift Wing commander. "The Blue Angels will put on a world-class performance for our award-winning Central Arkansas neighbors. We can't wait to show off our Airmen and C-130 Combat Airlift mission to our community. Be ready for a warm and sunny day on the flightline, because this air show is going to sizzle."

The open house showcases the Team Little Rock mission as the world's largest C-130 training base and will dazzle spectators with amazing aerial and ground events from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from varying eras. In what is known as a "combat capabilities" exercise, the base's own C-130 aircraft will show what they do in combat: paratroopers will jump in an exciting display of military power, and they'll drop heavy equipment and other cargo.

The open house and air show are free and open to the public. View continuous updates to the 2010 open house, including air show line up, and find more information at and the base's Facebook page. For more information about the Blue Angels, visit

(Courtesy of the 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs)

9/7/2012 11:46:44 AM ET
For those making inquiries on this page. Please see this link for further information.www.littlerockairshow.comPublic AffairsFor questions not answered here or for media inquiries please contact Public Affairs at
Marcus, Little Rock
9/5/2012 8:39:11 PM ET
If you have questions on what is or is not allowed you can find the guidelines here
Patrick Herrera, Little Rock AR
9/3/2012 5:12:46 PM ET
What are we allowed to bring into the air show and what time are the Blue Angels scheduled to fly
Lisa Nicks, union missouri
9/3/2012 5:11:21 PM ET
We are coming from another state and was wondering what we were allowed to bring into the air show.
Lisa Nicks, Missouri
8/29/2012 3:43:28 PM ET
My son was stationed there many years ago. He was a load master on the C-130.We are looking forward to attending the show. What time do Blue Angels fly and do we need to bring chairs
Sandra Durant, Hot Springs Village Ar
7/3/2012 12:35:30 PM ET
will i be allowed to bring in a half dome shade tent have 2 young grandchildren. managed to get small shade spot under a wing during 2010 show but we did sizzle. having served in the marine corps the blue angels are in my heart also have 2 S.I.L.'s currently serving in USAF so proud
sally self, cabot ar
7/1/2012 2:23:17 PM ET
I plan on attending this will be the first one i have attended in a few years love the atmosphere
Burl Copeland, TillarAr
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