Free Parking Gone for Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show
All the free parking passes are gone for September's Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show, but organizers hope to make space available.
The show on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 at the Pease Air National Guard Base is free, but passes are required to park at the base. Members of the show's Insights email club got first crack at the tickets Saturday morning, and by Sunday night they were all gone, organizers said in an email.
When non-members were able to claim passes Tuesday, only premium parking was available, much to the disappointment of many.
"We understand our air show fans disappointment that the free parking has been taken. The show experienced unprecedented demand for parking and tickets that combined with a significant reduction in the amount of parking available due to anticipated construction at Pease International Airport," organizers wrote on their Facebook page.
More space could be opened up by the Portsmouth Redevelopment Association, depending on how the work progresses.
The F-16 Viper Demo Team out of Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina was announced as the headliner in December. They will be joined by the New Hampshire Air National Guard KC-46A and the New Hampshire Army Guard UH-60 Blackhawk.
Air National Guards from around New England, including the F-35A Lightning IIs from the Vermont Air National Guard Base and the F-15s from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, will also be at the show.
Nashua's Rob Holland, Kent Pietsch, and US Special Operations Command Para Commandos round out the other announced performers.