Today is destined to be a great day in the skies above Minot.
The Soaring Over the Souris air show is scheduled to begin today at 6 p.m., and is free to the general public. The gates at the Minot International Airport open at 3 p.m., and visitors can view static displays and watch model aircraft flying before the aerial portion of the air show begins at 6 p.m., highlighted by a performance from the Canadian Forces' Snowbirds. Minot air show veterans Kent and Warren Pietsch will perform, as will the Texas Flying Legends Museum warbirds. The night will end with a fireworks show scheduled to begin at 10:45.
The air show has been in the works for months, and wouldn't have happened without help from a wide variety of groups and organizations. The show is presented by the City of Minot and the Dakota Territory Air Museum. The show is free, but there will be locations where attendees can make donations to flood relief. All proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation.
Soaring Over the Souris will be a great way to spend part of the Fourth of July holiday. We expect there will be a large crowd at the air show, so visitors should plan ahead and arrive a bit early. Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen, and we'll see you at the air show.