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Photos from Augusta’s first air show in 23 years featuring the Thunderbirds
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Great story/photos and event.
Great show! Hopefully they come back next year.
It would be nice to see it, but having attended I did wonder whether they managed to cover costs. The General Admission attendance seemed somewhat light by my accounts. They might have made up for it with good attendance on their higher(er) prices admissions though.
They made up for it with ridiculous concession prices. .
I heard drinks were $10, a pizza was $30, and people who paid extra for better seats ended up with worse views than general admission tickets.
It was pretty weak as air shows go. The performers who DID show did good exhibitions, but the static displays were very skimpy, and the setup poor. We bought frontline lawn box which was actually at the end of the performance box. We could have been G.A., plopped on the grass and been behind the VIP’s a couple of hundred feet, right in the middle of the “box”. I won’t be back.
How many didn’t show up? I would have been ticked off myself.
The “preferred seating” was about $80/pp once you added in the fees to pay on-line although you did get a “discount” for pre-purchase (lol) and there were quite a few people in that area with us. Some of those sections were completely sold out and I saw quite a few people in the (much) more expensive boxes and flight line areas so I am guessing they made what they needed. The show was very good – we enjoyed every but of it. They had about 8 people pointing us toward our parking space in the field when we got there. It would have been nice to have those same people managing the traffic leaving – people were insanely rude.
People in general have become very insane when they are in their cars! Everywhere.