PLEASE LOOK THROUGH THE QUESTIONS BELOW FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
When do the gates open?
Friday and Saturday Twilight show gates open at 4:00PM. Static displays, vendors and exhibits will open at 4:00 PM
Sunday show gates open at 11:00AM. Static displays, vendors and exhibits will open at 11:00 AM.
We suggest arriving in plenty of time before the performances are scheduled to begin.
Will the show be the same both Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
The show will not be exactly the same but will include some of the same acts.
How much is parking?
General parking is included in your ticket price. Please be prepared to walk from your vehicle to the Airshow area or find the nearest Bus Stop for Shuttle Service.
Can I bring a scooter/wheelchair/wagon?
Motorized scooters and wheelchairs for disabled patrons are allowed inside the air show gates. Personal golf carts are not allowed. Please be aware that the crowds may be heavy, maneuvering may be difficult, and that there is no place at the show to plug in and recharge. Wagons are allowed to bring in items but are subject to search.
Is there a schedule of events?
We list our acts, but cannot give a specific schedule since schedules are finalized much closer to the air show. Schedule depends on availability and various conditions.
*All acts are subject to change/cancellation without notice.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Outside food and drinks are not allowed. There will be plenty of food vendors available on airshow grounds.
Can I bring a stroller or wagon for my kids?
Yes, strollers or small wagons are allowed. Please limit any diaper bags to the smallest you can manage. All items will be searched by security personnel at the gates and will have final say on what is allowed.
What should I bring/wear?
You are welcome to bring the following items:
Clear Bags Only
Comfortable clothing for a sunny day
Ear protection for the kids (ear plugs, etc)
Your camera (minus the bulky camera bag)
Something to sit on (blanket, lawn chair, stroller/wagon for the kiddos)
Money for the food/drink/souvenir vendors
Small, personal umbrellas are allowed
A great attitude and a love for all things aviation related!
The following items are NOT allowed:
Weapons of any kind
Narcotics and paraphernalia
Roller blades or skates
Other Items as determined at entry by security
What if it rains?
Unless the weather is severe, we will fly as much of the show as is safe and possible. In the event that all 3 days of the show are canceled, your ticket price will be considered a tax-deductible contribution to an IRC 501(C)(3) organization. Due to FAA permit restrictions and performer commitments, it is not possible to reschedule the air show for another weekend.
Can I bring a sun umbrella?
You may bring a small umbrella, but please be courteous to those around you. We ask that the umbrellas are closed during the performances.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, cameras for personal use are allowed. Camera bags will be checked by the gate security upon entry. Remember that the air show performance and many performers' acts are copyrights, and your photography or video cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed in the air show area and should not be left in vehicles. Because of the festival setting with food and drink vendors, the Health Department prohibits animals, other than legally allowed guide and service animals. Please also understand that temperatures on the tarmac area can easily reach in excess of 120 degrees and will burn a pet's feet. Plus, the loud noises and explosions can injure their sensitive hearing and/or frighten the animals.
Will there be any shade?
The air show is held under an open sky. You are encouraged to bring hats, sunglasses, small umbrellas, and sunscreen. No tents or canopies are allowed.
Do I need hearing protection?
The air show strongly encourages you to bring and use proper hearing protection such as quality ear plugs, especially for children. The noise from the jet engines and pyrotechnic explosions may be painful or harmful for some.
Look - don't touch!
Be careful when you are near airplanes or other displays. Equipment can be easily damaged. Do not touch exhibited unless you have permission from the pilot or owner. Keep your children close and let them know they should not touch anything. No smoking near the aircraft.
Can I go out to my car and re-enter the show?
Re-entry will be allowed by stamp only but is not recommended. Shuttles may not be available during show times.
Can we watch the show from our car in the parking lot?
No. Even if you have purchased tickets, you must leave your vehicle and view the show from inside the air show gates. This rule is due to FAA safety regulations involving the performance area.
Can I arrange for a handicap parking drop off/pick up close to the eating area?
Handicap Parking is directly across from the entrance gate. Shuttles will be provided from all other parking lots. Handicap Parking will be by Permit only. Follow the signs and authorities from Kansas Lane down Central Avenue.
Parking areas – How do I get to and from my car to the show?
Shuttles courtesy of the City of Monroe will be provided on an air-conditioned bus. These shuttles will run from each parking lot to the VIP ONLY Gate and to the General / Preferred Seating Gate. Shuttles will also deliver from the show back to the parking areas on a schedule or at full capacity.
Parking will be directed by local police. Please follow the signs and instructions by the authorities.
Why the restrictions on coolers, large bags, and totes?
The FAA and Department of Homeland Security have required us to enforce these rules for your safety. You will be on airport grounds. This is a rule common to all airports, major air shows, and events in the U.S.
What are the radio frequencies used by the air show?
That information is not released to the general public.
What types of tickets are available?
General Admission 1 day tickets are available and good for use 1 time on the day of your choice. Combo tickets for 2 Day or 3 Day Show passes are available.
Preferred Seating options with no shade and VIP options with shade tickets are available in very limited capacity for each show day. All who are entered into this area will need a ticket. There are no discounts for youth, military or under 4 years of age in the Preferred and VIP areas.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Advance tickets for all days can be purchased online from our website.
How do I get my tickets when buying online?
Tickets purchased online will go to your email address on file. Tickets bought online should be downloaded and printed to bring to the gate. You are welcome to also use the digital ticket that is emailed to you. Please note that ticket fees are not refundable even if the event cancels.
Are children free?
Youth Ticket prices are good for ages 4-16 only and only apply for General Admission Tickets. Three (3) and under are admitted to General Admission free!
Is there a military discount?
Military discounts are available for General Admission Tickets. You will be required to show some form of military service. For example, Military ID, DD214, License with Veteran Status printed.