Additional parking for air show visitors

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

If you are planning a visit to the Frontiers in Flight Air Show on Sunday, there will be more parking options.

Saturday, weather and traffic created a bit of confusion for visitors who said the lines to board the shuttles were long.

McConnell officials say Textron Aviation Field will now be open for parking for Sunday's show. It was originally closed due to soggy conditions. Visitors are encouraged to park at Textron as well as shuttle locations at Spirit AeroSystems and Air Capital Flight Line, and parking on base will still be available to DoD ID Card Holders.

Detailed parking information can be found here.

McConnell officials say problems with the shuttle Saturday stemmed from people bringing in items that weren't allowed, which slowed everything down. Officials say visitors were attempting to bring in outside food and drinks, and were wearing clothing that imitated military officials and police officers.

They ask if you're visiting Sunday make sure you don't have any those things to help speed up the process.

The gates open at 9 a.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m.

Some of the acts were unable to perform Saturday due to cloudy weather. Organizers say they hope to be in the air Sunday.

Also grounded, the Hometown Hero flight scheduled with the famous demonstration squadron: the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

Alex Bieler, a Wichita police officer nominated for the flight, said, “I thought I’d get really, really nervous, but I’m not as nervous as I thought I’d be. I'm sure when I get in there it will all hit me.”

The Hometown Hero flight is rescheduled to Sunday at 9 a.m.

“There is going to be thousands of more spaces with our partners that Spirit AeroSystems and air capital flight line and those will be free parking spaces and a free shuttle will be offered for everyone coming to enjoy the show," said Daniel de La Fe, USAF Media Relations Chief.

If wet or cloudy weather persists, the airshow could be delayed but there are plenty of other things to see, including some amazing plans that will be on display.

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