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Thunder of Niagara Air Show announces prelude events

STAFF REPORTS

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- In celebration of the Thunder of Niagara International Airshow slated for June 9 & 10 and the Air Force Reserve's 70th anniversary, the base here is hosting several events.
On Thursday, June 7th the following events are scheduled:

At 12:00 PM a four-ship military heritage flight will be in the skies over Western New York to highlight Air Force Reserve Week (Wings of Heritage, Shaping the Future) and as a prelude to the Thunder of Niagara International Air Show on June 9 & 10. Media interested in covering this event should report to Calspan Air Service, 9900 Porter Road, Niagara Falls NY at 9:30 AM for aircraft coverage and interviews.

At 10:00 AM on Thursday planeside interviews with the F-22 TAC Demo team will be held. Interested media should report to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station main gate on Lockport Road, at 9:45 AM for escort to the flightline.

At 2:00 PM on Thursday there will be a mass enlistment ceremony at Terrapin Point in front of the the mighty Niagara Falls. Interested media for this unique Air Force Week photo/video opportunity should report prior to the event start at 2:00 PM in Niagara Falls State Park.

At 3:00 PM on Thursday the USAF Thunderbirds will arrive at the air base and planeside interviews will be available. Interested media should report to the main gate on Lockport Road at 2:45 PM for escort to the flightline.

At 5:30 PM on Thursday there will be a free community concert at Hennepin Park on Center Street in Lewiston, NY featuring the USAF Band The Blue Aces. Activities will begin at 5:30 PM for interested media.

On Friday, June 8th:
The air base will be hosting a media day with Thunder of Niagara International Air Show performer interviews available. Interested media should report to the main gate on Lockport Road at 10:45 AM for escort to the event site.

The Thunder of Niagara International Air Show will be held at the base June 9 & 10 featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and many other world class aerial acts. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information please contact the 914 ARW Public Affairs office at (716) 236-2136 or visit thunderofniagara.com for frequently asked questions.

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