LAYTON (ABC 4 News) - The "Warriors over the Wasatch" air show returns to Hill Air Force Base this weekend and they're gearing up for a big crowd. That's because the last time this event was held in 2009, about 400,000 people showed up.
"I think the thrill is with the amount of people we get," said Larry Henkels, a volunteer at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
And the Base is preparing to host about 200,000 people a day over the weekend.
"Last year's traffic was well organized by security on base," Henkels added.
Folks come from all over the world to see this air show which is held every few years.
"The best call that I had was from Great Britain," said event coordinator Lt. Col. Juris Jansons. "Somebody was planning their trip out here and asked if the event was free. I told him yes."
Lt. Col. Juris Jansons has been working on putting this event together for over a year.
So let's say you want to go this weekend but don't know where to park. Well, you can head up to the base...
"All you need to do is find either the south gate, Roy gate or west gate," Jansons said.
Or, how about this: Utah Transit Authority will run a special bus shuttle from the Clearfield FrontRunner station to Hill Air Force Base for the air show this weekend, Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. Bus shuttles will run directly from Clearfield Station, 1250 S. State, to HAFB and back approximately every 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with drop off and return pickup on base. Cost to ride the bus shuttle is $3 roundtrip with a wristband. Wristbands may be purchased with cash or check only.
"We have a great opportunity to have one of the best air shows in the country, free of charge," said Salt Lake City resident Tim Alley. "We've got to take advantage of it."
Gates open at 8:00 a.m., but the opening ceremonies both days aren't until 10:30 a.m. so there's no need to be in a super hurry.
"When you see the military spirit, something happens inside of you," said Henkels. "It just feels like you're part of it."
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