Osan Air Power Day 2016 around corner

The Republic of Korea air force Black Eagles demonstration team performs a formation maneuver during Air Power Day 2011 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Air Power Day 2016 will see the Black Eagles return for a demonstration over the skies of Osan Air Base. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/released)

The Republic of Korea air force Black Eagles demonstration team performs a formation maneuver during Air Power Day 2011 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Air Power Day 2016 will see the Black Eagles return for a demonstration over the skies of Osan Air Base. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/released)

Three A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron perform a flyover during Air Power Day 2011 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Air Power Day 2016 will include performances from A-10s and F-16 Flying Falcons assigned to Osan in additions to multiple other acts and static displays. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/released)

Three A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron perform a flyover during Air Power Day 2011 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Air Power Day 2016 will include performances from A-10s and F-16 Flying Falcons assigned to Osan in additions to multiple other acts and static displays. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/released)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

After a long-awaited four years, Osan Air Power Day 2016 launches next month, open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25.

 

Preparations began in 2015 as Team Osan started working with local, city and province officials to ensure an exciting event for 75,000 expected attendees.

 

“We are very excited to host Air Power Day and exhibit the strength of the partnership between Team Osan and our ROKAF counterparts,” said Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander. “This event will give thousands of people the rare chance to witness our capabilities first-hand and see how easily and efficiently we all work together to ensure regional stability.”

 

Acts lined up for Air Power Day 2016 include the ROKAF Black Eagles, one of the world’s premier military aerial demonstration teams, multiple flyovers from a variety of aircraft, and a diverse selection of static displays, including assets from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the ROKAF.

 

“Our ground entertainment team is putting together the most robust plan for Air Power Day ever,” said Maj. Jonathan Garner, Air Power Day 2016 director. “There will be a ton of planes flying and an amazing lineup of ground displays for everyone to check out. It’s going to be epic!”

 

To gain access to base for the air show, ROK nationals must have a Korean ID and/or driver’s license, while foreign nationals must bring their passport.

 

To find more information about aerial acts, static displays, prohibited items and more, visit the Osan Air Base website at www.osan.af.mil. Any media members looking for additional information can contact 51FWPA@us.af.mil.