The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron - better known as the Thunderbirds - arrived in Great Falls on Monday to prep for this weekend's air show.
On Thursday, several of the F-16 fighter jets could be seen (and heard) roaring over the skies of Great Falls as they get ready for their performance.
One of their passengers during Thursday's flight was KRTV reporter Margaret DeMarco; click here to watch video of her flight.
On Friday, the Thunderbirds will again be rehearsing for the weekend shows, so be prepared to hear the roar of the jets starting at about 11:30 a.m.
The "Flight Over The Falls" air show will be held at the Great Falls International Airport (Air National Guard area).
Gates will open at 9:30 on Saturday, with aerial demonstrations scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Thunderbirds performance is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The schedule and performances will repeat on Sunday at the same times.
Other performers at the air show include Firewalkers International Pyro, the Shetterly Squadron, and the Wings of the Blue.
Organizers are expecting as many as 50,000 people to attend the weekend-long event.
Air show organizers provided the following information:
TAKE THE BUS! Avoid the traffic and get dropped off at the gate!
Due to the limited parking available, we encourage using the free bus transportation to the Military Open House.
There are 4 different parking lots available at CMR High School to park at. Parking lot 1 is the primary. On the map below the arrows indicate the route the buses will drive to pick up and drop off. It also indicates where the bus pick up zone will be which is directly facing 17th Ave NW.
The bus will depart CMR starting at 9:00 AM for pick up running approximately every 30 minutes until 6:00 PM for final drop off.
In order to keep possibly dangerous items outside the event, ALL bags will be briefly inspected as you come through event entry points and all individuals are subject to search. Please do not bring these items with you on the bus.