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  • Volunteers Sought For 'Thunder Over Utah' Air Show
    by Develon Isom
    Published - 02/19/12 - 08:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (St. George, UT) – Organizers of the mid-March air show titled Thunder Over Utah Air Show which will take place at the St. George Municipal airport, are seeking volunteers to help with the event.

    Thunder Over Utah’s local representative Patrick Carroll stated via an email that the event “needs volunteers for special projects.”

    Volunteers will receive free admission to the inaugural event in southern Utah and free food in exchange for working various shifts of the two-day event. There is also a pre-event volunteer need. The two days leading up to the event (March 15-16) will entail much work in setting up the grounds for the show.

    Then event days of March 17-18, provides plenty of opportunity for volunteers to be a part of.

    An application process is being conducted to organize volunteers and to match skills and abilities with event labor needs until March 1.

    Interested parties should contact Patrick Carroll, Thunder Over Utah Local Representative and EAA Chapter 936 President, email questions at carrollfamily1@mac.com

    Carroll said he has been impressed with the number of inquiries about volunteering already, but is hoping for a continued increase in interested people committing to helping.

    “The excitement level is rising, but we still have plenty of more work to do,” Carroll said.


    Event performers include:

    The United States Blue Angels. The world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels headline the Thunder Over Utah air show with their F/A-18 Hornets.


    The legendary P-51 Mustang. The P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single seat fighter aircraft utilized during World War II and the Korean War. The Mustang flew in the Royal Air Force as a fighter-bomber and was employed in raids over Germany. The P-51 was used in Allied air forces in Europe and in limited services against the Japanese. At the start of Korean War, the Mustang was the United Nations’ main fighter aircraft. It soon became a specialized ground-attack fighter-bomber.


    The daredevil performances of wing-walker Carol Pilon. Pilon hops out of her seat and scrambles onto the aircraft’s wing as her crew performs an aerobatic routine. Their performance is themed around a motley crew of Wild West desperadoes that pillage, plunder and stage coach heist their way across the North American air show circuit. Complete with narrative and story line, the Tombstone Riders will present a truly Wild West, wing-walking extravaganza.


    Battle Reenactment. The Battle Reenactment brings to life the sights sounds and smells of ground and air warfare over WWII Europe. Using realistic historical re-enactors and restored vintage aircraft, tanks, half-tracks and other equipment, this incredible reenactment brings history to life. Watch in awe as U.S. and German troops square off in battle before your eyes featuring authentic armor and reenactors in historically accurate dress. Keep a watchful eye on the sky to see if besieged American troops will receive support in the form of withering P-51 Mustang strafing runs.


    For more information, go to www.ThunderOverUtah.com

    For ticket options are available online at www.ThunderOverUtah.com/Tickets.
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