Discovery Grid celebrates sixth birthday with a bang

The Blue Angels. (Image courtesy Discovery Grid.)

Discovery Grid is celebrating its sixth birthday with an air show and a pyro-musical fireworks display.

The event, Thunder over Discovery 2022, takes place this Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m. Pacific time, with an encore event at 6 p.m. Pacific.

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You’ll want to arrive early if you’re a hypergrid visitor, as the doors close during the airshow and fireworks display to prevent disrupti0ns.

The celebration will start with an hour of DJ exravaganza at Club Thunder, hosted by DJ Caliope, followed by a Blue Angels virtual air show, and will conclude with a pyro-musical fireworks show by PyroVR Fireworks, which will feature new custom effects created by owner and operator Neytiri.

The Blue Angels show will have F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets that have been upgraded to F-18C Super Hornet jets.

“They are bigger and faster this year,” said Discovery Grid owner Rene Vaga, who is also known as Balpien Hammerer in-world. “Be prepared to be blown away by the surround sound, high precision breathtaking acrobatic flight maneuvers, and thunderous flyovers.”

After the fireworks show, DJ Caliope will be hosting a multi-genre dance party at Club Thunder at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Pacific time. You can also try out your skills on the F-18 trainer jet at the airport.


Alex Korolov