Official Website of the Arctic Thunder Open House

This site is run by the 2020 JBER Arctic Thunder Open House planning team. It will provide the most up-to-date event information to enhance your overall experience. Please check back regularly for updates and changes.



Check out our cast of performers exhibiting the best high performance professional civilian aviators and the United States Armed Forces.



Plan out you visit to Arctic Thunder Open House to avoid missing any of the non-stop action. Be sure to check back for schedule updates.

Event Info


Take a moment and learn more about our 2020 event to include admissions information, entry restrictions and our video gallery.



Check our comprehensive event map.  Plan your visit to see exhibits, vendors and static displays you are most interested in.


USAF Thunderbirds
America's Ambassadors In Blue
F-22 Demonstration
USAF ACC F-22 Demo Team
C-17 Demonstration Team
USAF PACAF C-17 Demo Team
Red Bull
Kirby Chambliss & Red Bull Air Force
Starting at  08:30 AM

Gates Open

JBER officially opens its gates for public entry.

Starting at  09:30 AM

UAS Pre-Show Event

  • F-16QQ PNP Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstrator
Starting at  10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

  • National Anthem/Opening Ceremony (Flag Jumpers - US, AK, POW/MIA)

Followed by...

  • Jon Melby & Will Allen's Opening and Acro Squirrel Cage Act
  • Anthony Oshinuga
  • Kent Pietsch's Comedy Act
  • Warbird Fly-By the Commemorative Air Force & Wings of Freedom
  • AV-8B Tactical Demo
  • Joint Force Demonstration
  • Nathan Hammond & GhostWriter
  • Short Take-Off and Landing Demo, Super Cub & L-13
  • Kent Pietsch's Truck Top Landing
  • F-16 Single Ship Demo
  • Will Allen's Rock & Roll Act
  • Greg Colyer & Ace Maker II
  • C-17 Single Ship Demo
  • Jon Melby's Extreme Acro Act
  • F-22 Single Ship Demo
  • Kent Pietsch's Deadstick Act
  • Red Bull - Kirby Chambliss & Red Bull Air Force
  • United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Starting at  02:00 PM

Entry Gates Reconfigured

  • Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate will be reconfigured for outbound traffic only.
  • Please see Admissions Information for details.
Starting at  05:00 PM

Open House Concludes

  • Arctic Thunder ends & JBER resets for the next scheduled day.

**Please check back regularly for updates and changes.**


Arctic Thunder General Public Entry

  • Gate # 1 - Boniface Parkway
  • Gate # 2 - Fort Richardson via D Street Exit

For those arriving from North of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Eagle River or the Valley), please enter through the Fort Richardson Gate via D Street Exit.  For those arriving from Anchorage or South of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please enter through the Boniface Gate via Boniface Parkway.

You will be directed to FREE general parking after entry.

From 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Boniface Gate will have three lanes inbound and one lane outbound.

After 2 p.m., no open house traffic will be allowed through Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate.

*Individuals with children are requested to pick up arm bands at Entry Control Points or in Hangar 2.

*Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.

For additional information about premium seating and corporate tents please click below for more information.