We are a month away from Gowen Thunder 2017...the largest air show to hit the Treasure Valley in over 20 years. To prepare for the big show, the Mix Morning show was invited to Gowen Field to fly the A-10 Warthog. Talk to me Goose!

Ok, it was the A-10 simulator, but it definitely felt real and I have to say we all killed it on our flight....that is nobody crashed.And trust me, we were all a little nervous because we if  we broke the simulator, none of us had the money to cover the costs of a 6 million dollar simulator. It is by far the most expensive piece of equipment I've ever been allowed to touch...let alone operate. Even though the cockpit never moved, the simulator was so real feeling that it felt like you were really turning and rolling while doing barrel rolls. It would be very easy to get air sick.

Next Month (Oct 14th and 15th) the USAF Thunderbirds hit the Boise skies for a free air show. There are also VIP passes available for both shows that include shade, seats, food and cold beverages. To reserve your VIP passes click here

In addition to the Air Force Thunderbirds you will see these top performers too  the incredible and amazing, Canadian Snowbirds.

Mark it on your calendars….Gowen Thunder 2017 will take place Oct. 14-15 at Gowen Field in Boise.

There will be aerial acrobatics, ground shows and displays. But of course the biggest draw will undoubtedly  will be the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds and the Royal Canadian Snowbirds. This will be the first appearance ever for the Thunderbirds and Snowbirds at Gowen Field

The show will also feature the U.S. Army jump team and an arms demonstration showing off the  Idaho National Guard combat capability, which will include tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, self-propelled howitzers and Army and Air Guard helicopters and jets.

The air show will be free and open to the public. VIP seating will be available for a fee.

To keep up on all the latest news about the air show you can follow Gowen Thunder on its Facebook page or its website, gowenthunder.org.

Col. Tim Donnellan the 124th Fighter Wing Commander said,  “This will be a great event for our community, to see an impressive air demonstration, to visit Gowen Field and speak with the Airmen and Soldiers of the Idaho National Guard and learn their role in our community.

Oh and did I mention, the best part…the show is Free.