FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following items are NOT allowed:
- Backpacks or other large bags
- Glass containers
- Illegal drugs
- Flammable liquids and explosive materials
- Laser pointers
- Bicycles (Bicycle parking is available outside walk-up gate on Fitzhugh Blvd.)
- Roller blades or skates
- Outside food or beverages
- Canopies, tents, or large umbrellas
ALL BAGS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME.
Gates open at 8:00AM. Static displays and exhibits will open at 8:00AM. Show will end at about 4:30PM. We suggest arriving in plenty of time before the long lines begin to form.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.
Yes, you will need tickets to attend the show.
One Day Pass: One Day Passes include entry to the air show for one day only, with access to concessions, vendors, and static displays! Seating is not provided, but we encourage you to bring chairs or blankets to sit on.
Adult One Day Passes available for ages 13+
Child One Day Passes available for ages 4-12
Children 3 & under are free!
Premium Box Seats: Premium Box Seats located directly on the flight line, providing an outstanding way to view the air show. This area offers “in and out” privileges from the reserved seating area throughout the day for guests to enjoy the static displays, concessions, souvenir booths, and exhibitors. Pick your seat and it will be assigned to you for the entire day. Seating is not under shade for maximum viewing of the air show. However, there will be shade tents available in the back of the seating area - first come, first served standing room only. Rows of 2, 3 and 4 available. Single seats are available in rows of 8.
Concessions are available for purchase at dedicated booths located near the back of the box seating area. Premium Box Seats also offers dedicated porta-lets for the convenience of our guests.
• Exclusive viewing area
• In-and-out privileges from the reserved seating area
• Dedicated concessions and restroom facilities
• Children ages 3 & under admitted free (lap only)
NOTE: Personal chairs are not allowed in the Premium Box area. Out of courtesy for other guests' viewing, standing is not permitted at the seats. Standing is only allowed at the back of the seated areas, behind the chairs. Strollers are not allowed to block the aisle.
Flight Line Club: The Flight Line Club caters to guests looking for an upgraded air show experience with the best views of the flying action. This reserved area offers “in and out” privileges from the Flight Line Club area throughout the day for guests to enjoy the static displays, concessions, souvenir booths, and exhibitors.
The Flight Line Club includes reserved tables of 2 or 4 seats each, single seats are not available. Dedicated private porta-lets are also available for the convenience of our guests. Unlimited refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well as a catered lunch.
• In-and-out access from Flight Line Club area throughout the day
• Front line seating in spacious exclusive viewing area
• Reserved tables of 2 or 4 available.
• Single seats not available.
• Catered, buffet-style lunch
• Unlimited water and soft drinks
• Private "Premium" restrooms
• Children ages 3 & under admitted free (lap only)
NOTE: Personal chairs are not allowed in the Flight Line Club area. Out of courtesy for other guests' viewing, standing is not permitted at the seats. Standing is only allowed at the back of the seated areas, behind the chairs. Strollers are not allowed to block the aisle.
Tickets can be purchased on our tickets page.
Gates open at 8:00AM until about 4:30PM. We suggest arriving in plenty of time.
Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport
Smyrna, TN 37167
TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVY GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE SHOW. We suggest arriving early in order to avoid missing the performances.
Bowling Green, KY
Take I-24 Eastbound to Exit 66-B, Sam Ridley Parkway or US Highway 41/70S Murfreesboro Road to Sam Ridley Parkway then follow the signs to the air show.
Take I-40 Westbound take state Route 840 Westbound to Exit 61/Jefferson Pike turn right and continue to Nissan Drive, turn right then follow the signs to the air show
Take I-24 Westbound to Exit 70 Almaville Road, turn right continue on Nissan Drive then follow the signs to the air show.
From Memphis/Jackson/Decatur, AL/Franklin
Take 840 Eastbound to Exit 55 Highway 41/70S, continue Northbound, on US Highway 41/70, then Exit onto TN-102 Nissan Drive and follow the signs to the air show.
TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVY GETTING INTO THE SHOW. We suggest arriving early in order to avoid missing the performances.
If you are being dropped off at the show, or using a ride-sharing service, you may be dropped off at 9th Avenue & Fitzhugh Blvd. where the walk-in gate is located.
There are also bicycle racks available for bicycle parking at 9th Avenue & Fitzhugh Blvd.
While bicycles are not allowed inside the show gates, there will be bicycle parking available outside the walk-up gate located at 9th Avenue & Fitzhugh Blvd.
The following items are allowed:
- Strollers or wagons. Strollers are not allowed to block aisle ways.
- Wheelchairs and motorized scooters (Note: There is no place to plug in and recharge)
- Small coolers for medical purposes or baby items
- Small bags, such as a purse or diaper bag. Please keep number of items as small as you can manage.
ALL BAGS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME.
Outside food and drinks are not allowed, with the exception of baby food or medically necessary items. There will be plenty of food vendors available on the show grounds.
Motorized scooters and wheelchairs for disabled patrons are allowed in the air show grounds. 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.
Yes, strollers or small wagons are allowed. Please limit any diaper bags to the smallest you can manage. Security personnel at the gates will search all items and have the final say on what is allowed in.
Pets are NOT allowed onto the air show area and should NOT be left in vehicles. Because of the festival setting with food and beverage vendors, the Health Department prohibits animals, other than legally allowed service animals. Please also understand that temperatures on the tarmac area can easily reach over 100 degrees and will burn your pets feet. The loud noises of the planes and pyrotechnics can injure their sensitive hearing and/or frighten your animal. Please leave your pet(s) at home where they are safe.
Tickets can be purchased online from our website. Visit our TICKETS page for more details. Tickets are sold online only.
When you purchase your tickets online, you need to have an email address ready. Tickets bought online are sent to an email address where you can download and print out your tickets instantly! Be sure you have a working printer handy as well, or a friend that will let you use theirs. You may also show your tickets on your phone for admission. We recommend taking a screenshot of the tickets as cell service could be unreliable.
If you do not have access to a printer, you may show your tickets on your phone for admission. We recommend taking a screenshot of your tickets, as cell service could be unreliable.
Tickets purchased in advance are sent to an email address. You may need to check any junk or spam folders you have just incase. If you need your tickets resent to you, please contact our Ticket Help 24/7.
Unfortunately, there are not any discounts available.
We list our performers, but cannot give specific times at which the acts will fly. Schedules are finalized much closer to the show and depend on availability and various other conditions. All acts are subject to change/cancellation without notice. You can find a general schedule of the entire day on our schedule page.
Children ages 4 and up require a ticket. Age three (3) and under are admitted free. If purchasing premium seating, children ages 3 and under a free but lap only. If you would like to have a seat for your child 3 and under, you must purchase a seat.
General parking, including handicapped parking, is free. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. If you are needing handicapped parking, please have your state-issued tag or placard in the car to be sure the parking attendants direct you to the appropriate areas. Please arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
VIP Parking Passes can be purchased in advance on our TICKETS page.
Parking will be managed by numerous law enforcement agencies.
Unfortunately, we do not have shuttle service to/from the show due to foot traffic and aircraft proximity.
Generally, yes, the show is the same. However, there may be some variations depending on special aircraft, which may make only a one-day fly-by appearance. Subject to change without notice.
All sales are final. In the event of performer illness, inclement weather, or technical issues, there will not be a refund or exchange given.
Group discounts are available for groups of 40 or more. For group sales, please call 805-687-0158 ext # 111
You must use the reserved Premium Box or Flight Line Club tickets for the day for which they are purchased. The reserved seating areas have assigned seats and the other day’s seats are already assigned to someone else.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, REGARDLESS OF WEATHER OR CHANGES IN FLYING SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE CANCELLATION OF THE HEADLINE ACT.
Air shows are held under an open sky. Please bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You may also bring a small personal umbrella. No large umbrellas, tents, or canopies allowed. Umbrellas will not be allowed in the reserved seating areas.
No. Even if you have purchased tickets, you must leave your vehicle and view the show from inside the air show grounds. This rule is due to FAA safety regulations involving the performance area.
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NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) will be issued throughout the Air Show week, but we are scheduled to close the airport on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM and re-open at 5:00PM
Parking for aircraft is available at the FBO’s first come first served basis. Call in advance to reserve space. A ticket to the show is still required.
We do not have a shuttle from FBO - the west side of the airport to the Air show - east side. You would need to call the FBO first to make sure they can take you to the air show side.
Uber or cab will have to be arranged - unless FBO can drive them over. They will have to ask FBO.