Tens of thousands attend 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show

News StaffMay 16, 2022News
courtesy photoThe Blue Angels

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show wrapped up on Sunday, and according to officials, it was an overwhelming success.

Organizers say tens of thousands of people took advantage of this year’s show, and traffic into and out of the base was heavy both days. In fact, officials estimated 45,000 people attended Saturday’s events.

Years of planning and coordinating resulted in two days of spectacular displays and dynamic family fun.

The flight line at Ellsworth was transformed into a playground for all ages, with static aircraft, food vendors and much much more.

On Sunday, four young men and women had the honor of taking their Air Force oath on the flight line during the air show.

The Blue Angels highlighted this year’s show – with performances on Saturday and Sunday .