64. Andrews Air Force Base Open House and Air Show

Posted at May 15, 2011 by 2 Comments

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Remember as a kid how you loved airplanes?  For me flying felt like magic.

I lived close enough to the airport that I could hear planes fly over all day.  And each time I would run outside to get a glimpse.

It never grew old.

Well today’s addition to our Things to Do in DC list is the annual Andrews Air Force Base Open House and Air Show.  A day of Thunderbirds, stunt helicopters, high speed flyovers, parachutists, Migs, Hornets, you name it.

If this is your first time you’ll be surprised at the aerobatics helicopters can perform

And the variety of unique planes on the tarmac that you can tour.

If you have children, this is a perfect event for them to explore some really unique planes.

Try to explain that there will be loud noises (sound-barrier flights) and such, so they don’t get spooked.  Besides this, you’ll have a great time at the Andrews Air Force Base Open House.

Every type of plane you can think of is on display.  From tiny 2 seaters to the huge C5 planes that can move small armies.  From vintage planes to some of the latest stealth planes.

And everything is 100% Free.  Have fun!

May 21st-May 22nd

You can take the metro to Branch Ave. or drive to Fedex Fields and jump on one of the Shuttle Buses.

Andrews Air Force Base Open House and Air Show

Photo credits: Mr T in DC

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2 Responses to “64. Andrews Air Force Base Open House and Air Show”

  1. Sheila says:

    Thanks for this Rohan, I haven’t been yet, but I’ll definitely check it out with my son this year. He does the “run out side to “see the planesssss” thing you described.

    Thanks for this.

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    • Rohan says:

      You’re welcome Sheila, I hope you have a great time. Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate. Tell your son hello for us!

      Reply

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