As an aviation family, we are so excited that the Terre Haute Air Show is coming soon!
Blue Angels at the Terre Haute Airshow
What are we looking forward to? The Blue Angels, of course! Here’s what we know so far about the Blue Angels at the Terre Haute Airshow (visit the official website to find out more):
“The 2018 Terre Haute Air Show is your chance to see the world famous Blue Angels right here in Indiana. Everyone loves the Military Jet Teams and the Blues are the Best of the Best…The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, will kick off the demonstration by exhibiting its maximum performance capabilities during a 10-minute performance. This will be followed by graceful aerobatic maneuvers by the four-jet Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two solo pilots. Finally, the team will illustrate the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.”
The Blue Angels may be the headliners, but there are other performers including aerobatics in a cargo hauling Twin Beech, an aerobatics performance by ISU grad Billy Werth, “Tora, Tora, Tora” (the Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II), a parachute team performance, and Warbird rides!
Infants and Children at the Terre Haute Airshow
Is the Terre Haute Airshow kid-friendly? Here’s what we’ve learned from the frequently asked question page of the airshow website:
“While many children and young adults will love the show, you might consider leaving infants at home. Airshow environments with high noise levels and weather exposure are not the best for very young children. We all love kids, but very little ones often do not enjoy the show. If you do bring an infant, you can bring a stroller or wagon for toddlers. You can also bring a small cooler for baby supplies and of course, a diaper bag.
Use hearing protection. Use earplugs at a minimum; noise-canceling earmuffs would be even better (you can find options on Amazon using our affiliate link). There will be lots of loud noises at our show, so bring earplugs or other protection for everyone in you party, especially the young ones. Very often little ones don’t react well to the jets, loud Warbirds, and the Pyro!”
Other factors to consider when bringing small children to the Terre Haute Airshow include sunshine and weather (wear sunscreen, pack your sunnies, and bring a small umbrella for shade!), a fair amount of walking, and the need to stay hydrated because Indiana in August is hot, hot, hot!
Want more details? The FAQ page on the airshow website is useful!
You are also welcome to ask questions of us via email or the Haute Happenings facebook page. It’s likely that other families are asking themselves the same questions you are! If you reach out to us, we’ll track down answers to share with everyone and/or add to this post.
The airshow isn’t taking place until August, so why are we spreading the word now? Because ticket prices will go up soon!
General Admission tickets which includes parking are on sale now through May 31 at $10. According to the ticket website, tickets are required for all ages. General Admission Ticket prices will increase to $15 on June 1 and will be $20 at the gate. Buy now to save some cash!
All in all, we think that the Terre Haute Air Show will be fun and spectacular way for families to enjoy the wonders of aviation and flight. See you there!
Terre Haute Airshow at the Terre Haute Regional Airport
Saturday, August 18-Sunday, August 19, 2018