MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The lineup of aerial acts has yet to be finalized, but the dates for the 2011 Thunder Over the Blue Ridge air show and open house are set.
The West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing formally announced Tuesday in a news release that it will host the event on Sept. 17 and 18. Officials said the show attracted more than 80,000 over Labor Day weekend this year.
Show organizers are negotiating with a variety of military and civilian aerial acts for next year’s show, but the Airlift Wing said The Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, will perform, according to the release.
“We are looking to offer a variety of different aerial acts this year,” Airlift Wing Vice Commander Col. Brian A. Truman said in the release.