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: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets to the Thunder Over Utah Air Show at St. George Municipal Airport (up to a $50 value). Gates open at 9 a.m. Groupon customers may attend the air show on Saturday, March 17, or Sunday, March 18.
The Thunder Over Utah Air Show celebrates its inaugural weekend by scorching the sky with supersonic maneuvers and stockpiling funds for local community organizations. Throughout the two-day event, St. George's towering red mountains carve out a breathtaking backdrop as aircraft launch into lower orbit to boom over the heads of spectators and melt clouds into manageable marshmallows. From general-admission seats, awestruck attendees can trace the Hornet planes of the world-renowned Blue Angels, study the sturdy WWII assembly of a P-51 Mustang, and marvel at the multi-mission MV-22 Osprey, whose vertical flight mimics that of a helicopter or magician stuck on levitate.
Additionally, live battle reenactments lure eyes from the skies to the ground with warring armor and infantry, and classic war birds and static aircraft displays navigate guests through aviation's lofty history. Children's activities will also be available, and budding pilots aged 15 and younger gain free admission upon stating their birthday or volunteering to fill in as substitute propellers.