USAF Major Dan Dreier talks about the upcoming Barksdale Air Show and how, because of COVID restrictions, this year's show is different.

Dreier highlights the events at this weekend's show, including a special appearance by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron.

"Limits are about 7,000 cars and that's what the tickets are for. We've given out about 5,000 tickets so far, so there are a couple thousand left for Saturday and about 3,000 left for Sunday," explains Dreier, emphasizing that tickets to the show, though free, must be obtained online.

The Major also talks about the changes to this year's show because of remaining concerns about COVID and the military. "There's plenty of space and you don't have to wear a mask when you're at your spot," he says, explaining that visitors to Barksdale will be assigned a drive-in and / or tailgate area to insure social distancing.

"Limits are about 7,000 cars and that's what the tickets are for. We've given out about 5,000 tickets so far, so there are a couple thousand left for Saturday and about 3,000 left for Sunday."

Dreier also talks about this year's virtual exhibits, taking the place of the traditional aircraft, etc., on the Barksdale flight line. "The website is starbasela.org," he says, "We've set up virtual tours for all the performers."

The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9 at Barksdale Air Force Base. Gates for the show will open for visitors at 9am and the shows, performances, et al, will begin about 11. For all the information and the required tickets to the show, JUST CLICK HERE!

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