Blue Angels roar over Billings preparing for weekend air show

The Navy’s Blue Angels roared across the Big Sky on Thursday as the fighter jet pilots practiced for the Yellowstone International Airshow this weekend.

The event is expected to draw as many as 30,000 to the Billings Logan International Airport on Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features the Blue Angels and a handful of other aerobatic aviators and precision piloting performances as well as aircraft displays, food trucks and a variety of other activities.

By Thursday afternoon, all tickets for both Saturday and Sunday performances were sold out, according to the air show’s website.

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The Blue Angels’ C-130J Hercules is photographed during practice for the Yellowstone International Air Show at the Billings Logan International Airport on Thursday morning.

AMY LYNN NELSON, Billings Gazette

Gates open at 9 a.m. The show starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform in their blue and yellow F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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