Tips For Surviving a Day at the Thunder in the Valley Air Show!
The Thunder in the Valley Air Show is a wonderful family event here in Columbus, GA. We strive to make it a fun day that is enjoyed by all. Please take a look at a few suggestions we have put together to make your family day at the Thunder in the Valley Air Show a great time! We have also put together a page full of frequently asked questions about the Thunder in the Valley Air Show – check it out!
Wear/Bring Sunscreen – The sun is very hot and bright on the flight-line, you want to protect your skin and your children’s skin with plenty of sunscreen. Remember to re-apply!
As they say in the military – Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! – You want to make sure that you are drinking enough water. If you are thirsty that means you are already on your way to dehydration.
Make sure you eat – Just as important as hydrating, you must eat to stay feeling your best. There are vendors all over the flight-line selling all different types of food. If you need some extra cash visit the ATM located between the concession and kids carnival areas.
Know your surroundings – Pick a meeting point for family members in case you get separated. There are plenty of spots on the flightline that can be easily identified by everyone. Also, make sure that you and your children know where the First Aid area is located. If you or your children get lost go there and we will find your family. Listen for announcements as we announce the names of the people in the lost and found on a regular basis.
Bring a blanket or some camp chairs – Your feet will get tired from walking around the flight-line taking in all of the sights. If you bring a blanket or some chairs you can pick your favorite spot and sit down to enjoy the show. Camp chairs and lawn chairs only, no lounge chairs will be permitted. Remember that all items brought into the show are subject to search.
Listen to and follow all Safety Instructions – These rules, such as “No Smoking on the flight-line” are for your safety! We want everyone to have an enjoyable time at the Air Show and we don’t want anyone to get hurt. If you see anyone around you not following the safety instructions report it to an air show staff member or Airport Security personnel.
Know how to get help – If you or someone around you needs assistance of any kind go to the nearest person in uniform or with air show credentials. If that person cannot help you directly he or she will know where to get the help that you need. We have police, fire, and medical personnel ready to help.
Most Importantly – Have Fun!!! – The Air Show is a great place for family and friends to spend some quality time together. Sit back, relax, and Enjoy the Show!