‘Heroes Day’ to offer special-needs citizens their own mini Air Show and Open House

From our friends at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base:

Nearly 120 local people with disabilities or special needs will be brought to the flight line Friday, March 22 – the day before Davis-Monthan AFB’s Open House begins to watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice their routine.

The event, dubbed “Heroes Day,” was organized to accommodate members of the local community who would enjoy the Open House demonstrations but might not be physically able to deal with the extensive walking and huge crowds.

In buses and other vehicles, the attendees will caravan from Heritage Park on base to a shaded seating area right next to the runway. They’ll have refreshments nearby and acrobatic aircraft overhead. 

Media members are invited to cover the event from start to finish, including interview opportunities with event organizers and attendees following the Thunderbirds’ practice performance.

Media interested in attending the announcement MUST RSVP to the 355th Wing Public Affairs office at 228-3406 no later than 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 11. 

Showtime at the Craycroft Gate Visitors' Center will be 11:30pm Friday, March 22.