Aug 27, 2017 5:00 pm
The Great State of Maine Air Show is back, presented by the Air Show Network! Featuring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, with more acts to be announced! Come experience the excitement and the exhilaration of The Great State of Maine Air Show!
Avoid the large crowds and guarantee yourself a great seat close to the flight line and enjoy a great show.
The Premium Box Seats are assigned seats facing the show! These are chairs with backs - not bleacher seating. Children 3 and under are free and lap only. If you wish to have a seat for your 3 year old and under, a ticket needs to be purchased. No umbrellas are allowed in this area.
The Flight Line Club enjoy all the action of the air show in the comfort of luxury seating on the Flight Line. Children 3 years old and under are free. The Flight Line Club is a catered shaded chalet. We offer a catered lunch, a shaded area with tables and chairs where people can get away from the sun and also open areas without shade, it is set at the flight line and it is not assigned seating.
Payment in US Dollars
When do the gates open?
Gates open at 8:00AM. Static displays, kids zone, and exhibits will open at 8:00AM. The National Anthem will be at approximately 11:30AM. Performers will start immediately after that and continue until about 4:30PM. We suggest arriving in plenty of time before the performances are scheduled to begin.
How much is parking?
General parking is included in your ticket price. However, for preferred parking, please purchase a VIP Parking Pass located at the bottom of the "Purchase Tickets" page. RV Parking is $50/day. Viewing the show from the RV and overnight parking are not permitted.
Is there handicapped parking?
Yes. You must have a handicapped plate or tag in the car and make sure the parking attendants are aware of your handicapped status. They will direct you to the area you can park in. Parking is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
Where is my VIP Parking Pass?
VIP Parking is available for purchase. Please visit the ticket sales page for details and to purchase. Your parking pass will be sent to your email address. Once parking pass per day, per vehicle. Please display the bold heading showing the ticket type and date to the security personnel for scanning and admittance to the reserved parking area.
Can I bring a scooter/wheelchair/golf cart?
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.
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 air show 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:
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 midway/food/drinks/souvenirs
A great attitude and a love for all things aviation related!
The following items are NOT allowed:
Narcotics and paraphernalia
Roller blades or skates
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 both 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?
Sun umbrellas are not allowed.
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 ATMs available?
Yes, there will be ATMs available.
Will there be any shade?
The air show is held under an open sky. You are encouraged to bring hats, sunglasses, 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.
Is the show the same both Saturday and Sunday?
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.
Can I go out to my car and re-enter the show?
Re-entry will not be allowed once you have left the gates.
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?
Unfortunately, we do not have shuttle service to/from the show due to foot traffic and aircraft proximity.
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 tickets simply get you in the gate to the air show. You are responsible for your own seating during the show.
Premium Box Seats are reserved seats right on the front line, allowing you a great view of the show. The seating area also provides easy access to portable restroom facilities.
Flight Line Club provides many great benefits, such as catered food, beverages throughout the day and great seating areas. The seating area also provides easy access to portable restroom facilities.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Advance tickets (for all types of seating) can be purchased online from our website. Visit our Buy Tickets page for more details.
How do I get my tickets when buying online?
When you purchase your tickets online, you need to have an email address ready. Ticket 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.
Are children free?
Children prices are for ages 4-12. Three (3) and under are admitted free!
Is there a military discount?
The only discount available is for General Admission tickets and it has already been applied to the online tickets.
Are there any group discounts?
Group discounts are available for groups of 40 or more. For group sales, please call 805-687-0158 ext. 111.
Are credit cards accepted at the gate?
No. Tickets purchased at the gate are cash only.
What is Premium Box seating?
Premium Box Seats are set up along the front line, close to show center and organized into sections. You will receive a coded wristband that gives you in-out access to the seating area. Your assigned, numbered chairs are yours throughout the day and will remain reserved for you. The seating area also provides easy access to portable restroom facilities and selected commercial food and beverage vendors.
Can I upgrade my General Admission tickets to Premium Box or Flight Line Club once I get there?
Yes, if space is available in that area. You may pay the difference in your ticket price to upgrade to the reserved seating area.
Can I use my Saturday reserved tickets on Sunday instead? Or my Sunday ticket on Saturday?
No. You must use the reserved Premium Box Seat of Flight Line Club tickets for the day in which they were purchased. The reserved seating areas have assigned seats and the other day's seats are already assigned to someone else. General Admission tickets, however, are good for either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the FAQs before contacting the Event ManagerContact Name: Martha Macias