Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale AFB
The largest air show in the South-Central region of the U.S., hosted by Barksdale Air Force Base is scheduled to kick off this Saturday and Sunday.
It’s the Annual Defenders of Liberty Air Show, which had an attendance of more than 215,000 guests during its two days last year.
Mayor Christopher Otis, known as “Air Boss,” says the Thunderbirds are back again this year and they are always a crowd favorite.
The show will also feature performancs by the Shockwave Jet Truck, Viper Airshows, Black Diamond Jet Team, Jacquie B. Air Shows, RedBull Team Chambliss, Kevin Coleman and the vintage war birds, including the T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, MiG 17, B-17 Bomber, A C-17 Demo and more.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the B-52 Bomber.
The Air Show starts Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm and admission and parking are free. Gates open at 9 am.