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Hours of air performances on tap for today’s Breckenridge Airshow

Hours of air performances on tap for today’s Breckenridge Airshow
May 27
07:36 2018

As temperatures surpassed 100 degrees Saturday afternoon, a crowd of warbird enthusiasts weathered the heat and viewed the dress rehearsal for today’s main event of the 2018 Breckenridge Airshow.

The B-17 Texas Raiders flew the Flying Fortress in Saturday’s airshow practice day. Sunday’s air performances will begin at 1 p.m. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The gates open at 9 a.m. today, Sunday, May 27, at the Stephens County Airport, and the air performances will begin at 1 p.m. From 9 to 11 a.m., attendees can get close-up looks at many of the planes, visit the Breckenridge Aviation Museum and more. Today, children’s tickets (for ages 5-11) will cost $5, adult tickets (age 12 and older) will cost $17, and senior/military/veteran (with military ID) tickets will cost $10. Additionally, other tickets are available, such as VIP passes, photo pit passes, etc.For more information on tickets, ask at the front gate.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature at the airport reached 102 degrees at about 4:15 Saturday afternoon. For today, the NWS is showing an expected high of “near 99” degrees, but other weather forecasters have predicted a high of 100-101.

Due to the heat, the organizers of the airshow have changed one of the rules and are now allowing umbrellas to be brought into the area, to allow attendees to shade themselves from the sun as they watch the show. Canopies and pop up tents are still prohibited though.

Additionally, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following list of allowed and not-allowed items.

  • Do not bring food, drinks, coolers (unless a documented medical condition for any of those three items can be shown). Also not allowed: portable awnings/tents, alcohol, pets, bicycles, firearms, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, personal golf carts, side-by-sides or ATVs.
  • Items that are allowed: lawn chairs, blankets, small bags (for sunscreen, money, etc.) and umbrellas. Care items for infants will be allowed.

There will be vendors on-site selling food and drinks, including cold, bottled water. On Saturday, most of the vendors were selling water and soft drinks for $1 each. There also is a first aid station set up to provide emergency water and assistance for anyone affected by the heat or in need of any other type of emergency care.

For more details on the show, click here for the original Breckenridge Texan article or visit the airshow’s website.

Pilot Stephen Covington with SRC Airshows wowed the Saturday crowd at the 2018 Breckenridge Airshow with his acrobatic performance in “The Raptor.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


Cutline, top photo: The “Tora! Tora! Tora!” show presents a reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with replica Japanese aircraft. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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