Alaskans enjoy day one of Arctic Thunder air show

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - For the first time since 2010, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels were back at Arctic Thunder Open House.

With thousands of people coming to this event, organizers encourage those coming to show up early.

Gates to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson open at 9:00 AM, and the event goes until 5:00 PM. The Blue Angels start at 4:00 PM.

Gates will close at 3:45 p.m.