Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 Kicks Off

Good morning Alaska and all our visitors.  Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 is officially going to get underway in a few hours.  As a reminder, please check the Admissions Information and Entry Restrictions pages for the latest details.

Speaking of the latest details, our Speaker Schedule has been updated.  Come see our featured military personnel speak throughout the day in Hangar 1. Our line up includes pilots, maintainers, engineers and more. Hear them speak and ask our best and brightest about the many missions your United States Armed Forces supports around the globe.

Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) will open at 8:30 a.m. for general public entry. 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.

At 9:30 a.m. our first performance of the day will take off with Quique Somenzini and his F-16QQ PNP Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstrator.  Listen for our announcer, Mike Berriochoa, for further details.  He will be sitting close by our amazing air boss, Ralph Royce, who will be directing our air performances throughout the day.

From 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Boniface Gate will have three lanes inbound and one lane outbound. After 2 p.m., no inbound open house traffic will be allowed through Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate.

Individuals with children are requested to pick up armbands at Entry Control Points or in Hangar 2. Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.