Power In The Pines will be hitting this weekend!

This is the first open house at the joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey in five years and it’s looking like it’s going to be awesome! Power in the Pines is free and open to the public.

Hours are Saturday to Sunday, May 20th and 21st, from 11 to 3:30 pm. Doors open both days at 9 am.

Multiple air shows are planned, including:

  •  F-16 Viper Demonstration Team
  • USA Golden Knights
  • Warbird Thunder
  • Extreme Flight
  • Rick Volker and the Sukhoi SU-26
  • That’s All Brother
  • and more

Those are pretty epic experiences, scroll down to check out video teases!  Hearing protection is advised, especially for kids!  This is NOT an event to bring your family pet to.

Water filling stations will be available so bring a refillable container.  Sunscreen is a good idea as are a pair of binoculars and a lawn chair or blanket.  Remember, you’re going on a military base.  Some items aren’t allowed like weapons.  See their important FAQ’s on the right side of their website.

There are going to be tons of aircraft on-site for the public to check out.  Aircraft from the Marines, Air Force, and Navy will be on the ground.

For driving directions, click here.

The gate locations that will be open to the public are:

  • McGuire Gate (address is:  3021 McGuire Blvd, Trenton NJ 08642)

Additional security and entry can be found at these gates:

  • 68 Gate
  • Lang Lois

If you’re interested in VIP seating, click here.

Power In The Pines Attractions

Here are some of the in-air attractions you can expect to see at Power In The Pines at the Joint Base MCguire-Dix-Lakehurst.

The event hasn’t been held in five years so this year they’re really loading up on military eye candy!

Scroll down and have a peek at some of the goods…

  • The F-16 Viper Demo Team

    The F-16 Viper is a wicked maneuverable airplane.  Sick in air-to-air combat and almost better in hitting ground targets.  In the hands of an ace pilot, they are amazing vehicles of flight!  You’ll get to see it firsthand as the F-16 Viper Demo team streaks through the sky.

    Here’s a short video of a practice session…

  • USA Golden Knights

    Many people are very familiar with the Golden Knights.  And if you’re not, it’s still quite possible that you’ve seen them.  The Golden Knights are a parachute team that do amazing stunts as they free fall.  They create various forms as they plummet to the ground and land with precision when the parachutes are deployed.  Why would you have seen them?  Because they’re a popular opening act at major sporting events across America.

    Check out this practice video:

  • Warbird Thunder

    The Warbird Thunder airshow features very cool “old school” airplanes from World War Two and the conflict in Korea. The planes are massive yet graceful, usually trailing a line of smoke that can be seen for miles. Their 12-minute stunt and aerial show is very cool and less noisy than some of the jet-powered planes.

    Check this video out for a taste of it while in mid-air:

  • Extreme Flight

    What’s cool about Extreme Flight is that they take an all-ages, educational approach to an air show… And they use bi-planes which are totally waaaaayyy cool.  The biplane is just too cool for words.

  • Rick Volker Airshow

    If you haven’t had enough then feast your eyes on what Rick Volker brings to the air every time:  pure adrenaline and excitement!  This is the guy that seemingly loses control of his plane but never really does.  His flips and rolls will blow you away.

  • That's All Brother

    If you want epic, feast your eyes on one of the planes that took part in the Normandy invasion!  This bad boy led the charge of dropping over 13,000 paratroopers directly into enemy lines to begin battling and eventually defeating Germany in WWII.  That’s All Brother is a piece of history that cannot be forgotten, ever.

    This exact plane was used in D-Day but fell into disrepair.  Two Air Force historians found it and began the task of restoring it to its original glory.

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