SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE - Scott Air Force Base is going big to celebrate their 100th anniversary.
Beginning June 10 and running through June 11, Scott Air Force Base's Centennial Celebration is expected to host an open house featuring the Air Force's Thunderbirds airshow, among other activities, to honor its 100-year-long history.
Several other aerial performers are scheduled to perform, including the Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, the Black Daggers; the P-51 Mustang, a plane designed in 1940 claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft; and the T-33 'Acemaker', a late-1940s fighter jet with a service life of over 40 years.
The Air Force's Thunderbirds airshow last performed at Scott Air Force Base in 2012.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. Admission is free both days, but reserved seating tickets are available through their website. Those tickets run from $25 to $125.
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