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How much do tickets cost?

The McConnell AFB Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show is free to the public. There are premium seats available for purchase. However, the entire Air Show is open free to the public. 

Will there be handicapped parking available?

Yes, there will be designated portions of the parking lots for properly-tagged handicapped vehicles. Attendees who are wheelchair-bound can fill out this form to request a wheelchair parking pass.

Is tailgating allowed?

No, parking lots are reserved for transiting to and from the show only.

Do I need a military ID?

No, this event is open to the public.

Will I be able to leave and return from the show?

Yes, however you will have to process through the security checkpoint again.

Can I take a ride share to the event (Uber, Lyft, etc.)?

This is highly discouraged for a number of reasons. There is no designated area for ride-share drivers to pick up riders. Also, during egress of the base, all lanes of traffic will be used to exit the base and it will be impossible for a driver to come and get you.

GENERAL EVENT FAQs

When are the Thunderbirds performing?

The Thunderbirds will close both shows on Saturday and Sunday. Pending any delays, their performance will begin at 3 pm both days.

Are there upgraded seating tickets?
There will be premium seating that can be purchased through a third-party vendor. Please click here to find out more about the Air Show Network VIP Experience.
Do the food and souvenir vendors take cards?

Most of the vendors will accept major credit cards, but please note there will NOT be ATMs on-site, so bring any cash you want to have on hand for the event. 

Will there be food and drinks available for purchase?

Yes, there will be food, drinks, alcoholic drinks (we I.D.), and souvenirs available throughout the show area.

Are alcoholic beverages allowed?

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at the event, with proper I.D. You may NOT bring alcoholic beverages into the Air Show.

What are your COVID guidelines?

Currently, there is no mask mandate, nor required proof of vaccination/negative test results.

This is an outdoor event and hangar doors will be open to increase ventilation for STEM display areas. There are a number of bathrooms and hand washing stations on-site for ease of use. 

Will there be restrooms and facilities at the show?

Yes, portable restrooms will be located throughout the event, including handicapped-accessible units. Handwashing and sanitization stations will also be available, as well as a nursing station. There will also be water bottle fill stations available with potable water for public consumption.

What happens if it rains?

In the event of rain, some flying demonstrations may be delayed. Unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of our visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications. In the event of an Air Expo cancellation or delayed opening, announcements will be coordinated with local news agencies and disseminated via social media channels and this website with information as it becomes available. It is impossible to reschedule the show for a different weekend in the event of a cancellation.

Will there be any shade?

The open flight line offers no shade, however there are areas such as the STEM hangar that will provide a break from the sun. There will be some large, static aircraft with wingspans that provide limited shade, as well.

Will there be any medical services provided?

First aid will be available to treat minor ailments such as dehydration, minor cuts, bruises, and applications of emergency medications (such as Epi-pens). On-site medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries and illnesses.

Can I take pictures and videos, or livestream the event from my mobile device?

Absolutely! There are no restrictions on photography, however be aware that the show will feature copyrighted background music that McConnell AFB has paid a license fee that will not cover personal videos.

How can my business be involved with the Air Show?

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Will there be anything for young children to do there?

Absolutely! Not only is there a Kid’s Zone filled with fun activities, there will also be a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Showcase packed with interactive booths and entertaining happenings.

DoD ID HOLDERS ONLY

Will there be a DoD Family Day this year?

Absolutely! All DoD ID card holders are strongly encouraged to attend the Family Day on Sept. 23 between 12 and 4 pm. All performers (including the Thunderbirds) will be practicing their maneuvers and the show times will be identical to Saturday and Sunday. There will also be select concessions available. Guests are welcome but must be escorted at all times by DoD ID card holders.

I have to work my normal DoD job on the air base on Saturday and/or Sunday. Will I be able to access my office?

Yes, you will be granted access to the base with your DoD ID card. Contact your chain of command to receive a pass so our attendants can easily permit you access to the blocked parking lots. 

I have a marked parking spot over at building ___. Can I just park there, and walk to the show?

No, because all parking lots will be blocked with exception of personnel with special access placards. Foot traffic of any type crossing the roads during ingress and egress of the show causes major detriment to the overall operation. All Air Show attendees shall park in their designated lots for the best experience for all those in attendance. 

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