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Questions about the Air Show?
If your question isn’t answered below feel free to contact us.
What Is An Air Show?
When Is the Air Show?
Where can I get directions to the air show?
Will the Air Show Be televised?
The Air Show will not be televised and unauthorized broadcast of the show is prohibited. To see all aspects of the Air Show, you need to attend.
Are cameras and video recorders allowed?
What Happens if it rains?
Tickets and parking
Is parking Free?
No, parking is not free. ONLY CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PARKING or you may purchase parking vouchers online here. The fee for each vehicle is $10 (oversized trailers, motor homes and buses are $30) and does not include exit and re-entry.
Do I need to buy my children tickets?
General admission for youth fifteen (15) and under is free. Free entry is for general admission only.
Paid admission required for attendees sixteen (16) and older.
Does the Air Show accept credit cards or checks at the gate?
The Air Show accepts cash and credit card for gate admission tickets. Only cash will be accepted for parking.
Is bleacher seating available?
No, bleacher seating is not available. Please visit our ticket page here for information regarding seating/ticket options.
May I bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on?
Seating/chairs are not included with General Admission tickets so please feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
Are coolers and/ or backpacks permitted?
Due to security concerns, coolers and large bags are not permitted on the show site. Small coolers for the purpose of carrying doctor prescribed, life-preserving medications are permitted. All personal handbags, standard sized backpacks, totes, diaper bags, etc. are subject to search at the entry gates. Click here to see the list of permitted/prohibited items.
Are pets allowed?
For the safety of attendees and the animals, pets are not allowed on show grounds. Certified service animals that meet the ADA requirements seen here will be permitted.
May I leave and re-enter the air show during the day?
Please retain your ticket stub and acquire a hand stamp before exiting show grounds to ensure your ability to return. Please note that parking vouchers or paying day of the show for parking does not include exit and re-entry.
Are shaded areas available?
Limited shade may be found under the wings of static display aircraft but is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, hats and sunglasses for comfort.
May I bring a tent, beach umbrella, or awning?
Due to security and safety concerns, tents, umbrellas, awnings and the like are not permitted on show grounds. Personal, hand-held umbrellas are permitted.
What food is commonly found at an air show?
Are vegetarian or vegan options available?
Are first aid facilities on site?
What are recommended items to bring to an air show?
What items are prohibited from being brought to the air show?
Here is a list of some of the prohibited items from Air Show grounds: coolers, loose ice, cans, glass, alcohol, pets, weapons of any kind, tents, awnings and cooking/barbecue equipment. Please note cooking and barbecuing equipment are not allowed in the parking lots (for example, you are not allowed to barbecue in the parking lot for lunch). For a complete a list of permitted/prohibited items please click here.
Is smoking allowed?
There are only four (4) areas where smoking is allowed on site, please refer to the air show map for these locations. All other areas on the ramp and in the parking areas is prohibited. This is for the safety of our guests and the fueled aircraft in these areas. This includes traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Please note possession and use of Cannabis products on site are prohibited (Health & Safety Code Section 11362.3 (1) ) at all times.”
Is tailgating allowed?
Loitering at your vehicle or tailgating is not allowed.
Are RVs allowed?
Yes RVs are allowed, however there is limited space and it is on a first come first serve basis.
Is there handicap parking?
In accordance with California State law and ADA requirements there is handicap parking.
There is ample parking and superb traffic management. Please note, parking is not free.
Cash only will be accepted for parking, or you may purchase parking vouchers online. The fee for each vehicle is $10 (oversized trailers, motor homes and buses are $30) and does not include exit and re-entry.
Parking is permitted only in designated parking areas at William J. Fox Airfield. All routing and parking is monitored by law enforcement during show days.
Health and Safety
- Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
- Be cautious around aircraft and other displays that may have exposed sharp corners and edges that may damage skin.
- Air shows are large events and guests must cover great distances to see all of the show. Plan to walk a great deal throughout the day and wear comfortable shoes.
- Do not hesitate to seek help, such as water or a short stay in a shaded area.
- Debris can be extremely hazardous to performers and spectators. Please make sure that all trash is deposited in trash receptacles to maintain a safe and clean environment for everyone.
- All carried items are subject to search. Bring only the items necessary for your day.