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Hill Air Show thrills huge crowds

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The 2022 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show at Hill AFB came to an end this past weekend where hundreds of thousands of visitors converged on the base to see dozens of military and civilian aerial performers and exhibits.

The theme for this year’s show was “Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive: The Air Force at 75,” a nod to the service turning 75 years old on Sept. 18 this year.

Military performers featured this year included U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, and the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team.

For the first time since being assigned to Hill Air Force Base in 2019, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team performed for its home crowd.

Maj. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, demo team commander and pilot, said she was excited to finally perform for the home crowd.

For youth visiting the 2022 Hill Air and Space Show, there was more to do than watch aerial performers and visit static aircraft displays, as STEM City made its return.

STEM City, offered an entire hangar filled with interactive exhibits, including giant video games, drones, robots, virtual reality, welding simulators, rocket launching and much more.

New to the lineup, this year was “Roving With Perseverance,” which featured models of NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. Perseverance’s six-wheeled lookalike is as big as a car, while Ingenuity’s double highlights just how small the history-making rotorcraft is.

Air show officials landed one of the most popular air show announcers in the industry.

Danny Clisham, a dynamic announcer known for fresh, lively and knowledge-based commentary brought his crowd-stirring style.

For those who missed it, both days of the show were live streamed via the base’s Facebook page. Visit and scroll the timeline to June 25 or 26 to view it.

If you lost something at the Hill Air Show, you may be in luck.

Several items including chairs and clothing to cell phones and credit cards (even cars) were left behind. Lost items can be retrieved at the base's South Gate Visitor Center from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Those wanting to claim an item will need to provide proof of ownership by giving a detailed description of the item. To inquire about a lost and found item collected by event organizers, please call 801-777-8631.

Belongings confiscated due to being on the prohibited item list were disposed of for safety and security. Unclaimed items will not be available after July 11.

The Hill Air Show takes place every other year. It is one of the largest military shows in the country and the largest single event in Utah.

Hill is currently planning to hold another show in 2024.