Airshow lands in Duluth soon

Airshow lands in Duluth soon

The Duluth Airshow returns to DLH on May 18 & 19.

The Duluth Airshow is coming early this year to the Duluth International Airport on Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19. Since school is still in session, pilots have school visits planned to classrooms, furthering the educational mission of the expo

Fifty-thousand people are expected to attend the always-popular event. Highlights include the flyover from the U.S. Navy and the Thunderbirds will put on their show. One of the event’s organizer’s Ryan Kern told The Lift, “The U.S. Thunderbirds fly 18 inches apart. They’re one of the most highly sought after aerial demonstrations teams in the world. We’re just excited to have them.”

Lately, the Thunderbirds have been visiting the Duluth Airshow on the even years and Blue Angels have been coming every odd year.

There are many other exhibits to get excited about. “With our partners at the Bong Veterans Center, we’re going to be bringing in a P-38 lightning. It’s a WWII aircraft,” Kern says aviation enthusiasts will know what this means. “It’s the same aircraft that Dick Bong flew during WWII. It’s the same aircraft that’s currently at the Bong Veterans Center in Superior.”

The Duluth Airshow offers the opportunity to get up close to some of the planes, which may differ from other airshows.

Plus, NASA’s traveling exhibit “Journey to Tomorrow’ is also making a stop at the Duluth Airshow. You’ll be able to go inside and interact with various kiosks and learn from an engineer who worked on the International Space Station.

Ticket cost between $15-25.