Advances in aviation have made air travel safer and decreased the amount of injuries sustained from long-distance pole vaults or nasty slips off Michael Jordan’s shoulders. Marvel at modern sky travel with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro Airport on Sunday, August 5, at 10:45 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get four general-admission lawn tickets (up to a $72 value). Children aged 5 and younger get in free, and all guests are welcome to bring blankets or low-slung chairs.
- For $136, you get a VIP package for up to 10 (a $290 total value), which includes the following:
The show fills the skies with both vintage airplanes and elite military warbirds. F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar overhead. Marine pilots hover and hit supersonic speeds inside the technological marvel that is the Harrier II, the first Marine craft capable of near-vertical takeoffs and landings. Black and yellow canopies twist and twirl to earth as the U.S. Army Golden Night Parachute Team drops from the sky. Down below, static aircraft and warplanes proudly display their hardware and temporarily suspend their distrust of solid ground. Concession stands and a craft-beer garden dot the the grounds so that guests can refuel midshow. Kids are invited to play in the KidZone, replete with bounce houses and brimming with opportunities for face painting.