GENERAL INFO

 

AT THE EVENT

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

The spectacular Night Show will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be no Night Show on Saturday or Sunday.  

 

Entrance to all performances is FREE and open to the public - no tickets are required.  All visitors should carry identification.  

 

There will be random vehicle and bag searches upon entry.

 

Food and beverage vendors will be accepting CASH payments ONLY.  ATMs will be available on site.

 

Smoking is allowed, but only in designated areas (NOT ON THE FLIGHT LINE).

 

No tailgating.

 

No pets are allowed, however service dogs are permitted.  In the event that the air show noise or conditions are not suitable for your service companion, you are permitted to leave the air show area and re-enter as needed.

 

 

CHILDREN

Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint.

 

Large diaper bags will not be permitted. You can return to your vehicle during the show to get extra clothes, restock diaper items, etc.

 

 

 
 

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Please visit our directions page for a map and more specific information.

 

Guests can beat the traffic by traveling to and from base on a free shuttle service.  The shuttles will have expedited access directly to the event entrance.  Shuttles will be running from the Peninsula Town Center parking lot/garage on Hartford Rd. and Thomas Nelson Community College . Additionally, guests may park on base by traveling through the Armistead Gate (West Gate) or the LaSalle gate

 

All Department of Defense identification card holders leaving or accessing the base during air show hours are highly encouraged to avoid the Armistead and LaSalle gates, as both will be open to the general public on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the beginning hours of the show each day all lanes of traffic with the exception of one will be inbound to the base through Armistead and LaSalle gates. This will traffic pattern be reversed as we near closing time. 

 

The LaSalle, Armistead and King Street Gates will  remain accessible to DoD card holders, but delays can be expected. Please only use the King Street Gate if you reside on the installation, as this gate will also be the primary entrance for Distinguished Visitors, media, vendors, and exhibitors. 

 

Handicap parking will only be available by entering through Armistead Gate (West Gate). Handicapped parking will be on the main parking ramp directly adjacent to the spectator entrance point.  All visitors requesting handicapped parking will be required to display a placard or proper license plate and will be directed by Security Forces to the appropriate handicapped parking lot.

 

There is no parking on the North side.  All guests, DoD and Non-DoD will be directed to parking in multiple locations depending on the gate they access.

Guests who wish to utilize a taxi service or ride share service such as Uber or Lyft, must be dropped off/picked up at one of the off base shuttle locations.

No overnight parking is authorized.  All vehicles are subject to tow at the owners expense. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Entrance to all performances is FREE and open to the public - no tickets are required, however, visitors should carry identification.  Entry to the Air Show grounds (located on the East Ramp) will be via the West Ramp 

 

Food and beverage vendors will be accepting CASH payments ONLY.  ATMs will be available on site.

 

All Department of Defense identification card holders leaving or accessing the base during air show hours are highly encouraged to avoid the Armistead and LaSalle gates, as both will be open to the general public on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 

During the beginning hours of the show each day all lanes of traffic with the exception of one will be inbound to the base through Armistead and LaSalle gates.  This means traffic patterns will be reversed as we near the show’s closing time.

 

The LaSalle and Armistead  Gates will also remain accessible to DoD card holders, but delays can be expected. 

 

Please only use the King Street Gate if you reside on the installation, as this gate will also be the primary entrance for Distinguished Visitors, media, vendors, and exhibitors. 

 

Guests may leave and re-enter the show, but all guests that exit will have to process the search area again prior to re-entry.

 

HOURS

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

The spectacular Night Show will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be no Night Show on Saturday or Sunday.  

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

There are no security restrictions on cameras, video cameras, or cell phones. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.

 

SECURITY

Many procedures are in place to protect all attendees. Langley AFB works very closely with local and federal authorities and enforces all required security rules and regulations. You will notice extra security at the open houses, both military and civilian, and vehicles/personnel are subject to screening at any time.

 

Our leadership and those who are responsible for planning the event and its various performances take the safety of the public very seriously, and have implemented necessary measures accordingly.

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

Hand-carried food or drinks are permitted, however food and drinks cannot be stored in a cooler or back pack (baby bags excluded).

 

Small fanny packs are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint.

 

Small purses are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag type) are not permitted.

There are no security restrictions on cameras, video cameras, or cell phones. However, large camera bags are not permitted.  Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.

 

Small personal umbrellas are authorized but large golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned.

 

Sunscreen and ear protection are recommended.

Folding chairs are permitted. If your folding chair comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.

 

Children's wagons are permitted. 

 

Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large diaper bags will not be permitted.

 

All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at security checkpoint.

 

 

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

All guests will be searched prior to entering the event.  Prohibited items include weapons of any kind, mace or pepper spray, walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, grills, pets, flammable items, fireworks, glass bottles, alcohol, lasers, illegal drugs (marijuana included), RC aircraft and drones, liquids (containers without factory seals) baby bottles are exempt.  All prohibited items will be confiscated.

 
 

FAQ's

Q: What are the gate hours for each day? 

A: Friday gates open at 5p. Saturday and Sunday gates open at 9a

 

Q:  Where should I park? 

A: Guests can beat the traffic by traveling to and from base on a free shuttle service.  The shuttles will have expedited access directly to the event entrance.  Shuttles will be running from the Peninsula Town Center parking lot/garage on Hartford Rd. and Thomas Nelson Community College . Additionally, guests may park on base by traveling through the Armistead Gate (West Gate) or the LaSalle gate

 

Q: Where is handicap parking? 

A: Handicap parking will only be available by entering through Armistead Gate (West Gate).

 

Q:  Can I take a taxi or ride-share service?

A:  Guests who wish to utilize a taxi service or ride share service such as Uber or Lyft, must be dropped off/picked up at one of the off base shuttle locations.

 

Q:  Can I leave and re-enter the air show? 

A: Guests may leave and re-enter the show, but all guests that exit will have to process the search area again prior to re-entry.

 

Q:  What items are prohibited? 

A: All guests will be searched prior to entering the event.  Prohibited items include weapons of any kind, mace or pepper spray, walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, grills, pets, flammable items, fireworks, glass bottles, alcohol, lasers, illegal drugs (marijuana included), RC aircraft and drones, liquids (containers without factory seals) baby bottles are exempt.  All prohibited items will be confiscated.

 

Q:  Can I bring in bottled water? 

A: Hand-carried food or drinks are permitted, however food and drinks cannot be stored in a cooler or back pack (baby bags excluded).

 

Q: Can I bring my camera, video camera, or cell phone? 

A: There are no security restrictions on cameras, video cameras, or cell phones. However, large camera bags are not permitted.  Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.

 

Q:  Are umbrellas allowed at the air show? 

A: Small personal umbrellas are authorized but large golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned.

 

Q:  Can I bring a stroller, diaper bag, or change of clothes?

A: Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large diaper bags will not be permitted.

 

Q:  Can I bring lawn chairs?

A: Folding chairs are permitted. If your folding chair comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.

Q:  Does the Air Show have an app?

A: The air show has an app that is filled with useful information about the air show.  Download it on the Apple App Store or on Google Play

  

 

 

 

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