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MacDill AFB AirFest - 2018
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MacDill AFB AirFest - 2018
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DATE AND TIME
From: May 12, 2018 8:00 am
To:May 13, 2018 4:00 pm
LOCATION
MacDill Air Force Base
6801 S Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33621
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Event Description

MacDill AFB AirFest
May 12th - 13th, 2018
Featuring the US Navy Blue Angels

Welcome back Tampa Bay!

MacDill AFB once again rolls out the red carpet for our friends and neighbors through a showcase of extreme aviation capabilities. As the two time "Best Military Air Show" winner, our AirFest planning team has set the bar higher this year in planning the best Tampa Bay AirFest ever. 

The headlining U.S. Navy Blue Angels are joined this year by the F-22 Demo team and the A-10 Demo Team (flying airshows for the first time in 7 years). Come ready to feel the thunder Tampa Bay while touring an amazing array for aviation assets from all of our amazing military services.


Free General Admission / Free Parking / Premium Ticket Options Available


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.

FLIGHT LINE CLUB FOOD MENU

8:00 am

Freshly Brewed Coffee served with cream & sugar

Fresh Fruit Tray

Lunch 11:30 – 2:00 PM

BBQ Chicken Quarters

Grilled Hot Dogs w/condiments

Grilled Hamburgers w/condiments

Southern Style Potato Salad w/mayonnaise base

Slow Cooked Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon

Dessert - 2:00 PM

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Soft Drinks and Water throughout the day


Policies:
No refunds/no exchanges
Tickets will be emailed within 3 minutes
Our Privacy Policy
Payment in US Dollars



Frequently Asked Questions

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Take note of prohibited items while planning your day. Banned items will be confiscated and/or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate.  Expect TSA airport level security.  All vehicles, individuals and bags are subject to search and seizure. 

**If you can't take it on an airplane you can't take into Tampa Bay AirFest 2018.**


 - Weapons of any kind including self-defense weapons, firearms, pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, clubs, tasers, stun guns, cutting devices, mace and pepper spray, any chemical discharge devices.

 - Multi-tools, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts

 - Clothing, costumes or garments resembling on-duty Military or Law Enforcement personnel

 - Clothing with profanity, nudity, racist intent/messaging, obscene or graphic violence of any kind

 - Banners, or signs on any pole of any kind

 - Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers

 - Coolers, grills, or glass containers. Empty plastic drink containers are authorized.   

 - RC aircraft & drones, balloons

 - Umbrellas (other than small rain umbrellas which fit in a purse)

 - Flammable items and Fireworks

 - Pets (except for service animals). Emotional support animals are not authorized. 

 - Spray paint and silly string

 - Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners

 - Alcohol and illegal drugs

 - Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, heelies, roller skates or roller blades

 - Excessively large items and bags (the only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses, and small camera bags at or below 21 inches long, 10 inches wide, 10 inches deep)

 - Any items Security Forces personnel determine a security or safety risk

 - Possession and use of Marijuana (recreational or medicinal) is illegal on MacDill Air Force Base or any federal installation.




WHAT TO BRING

- Sunscreen/Hats/Sunglasses

- Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

- Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)

- Hearing protection (especially for children)

- Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children

- Collapsible camping chairs (no umbrellas allowed) 

*Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event




I have small children. Can I bring a stroller, diaper bag, or change of clothes?
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in the diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Also please consider bringing hearing protection for small children.


Can I bring my camera, video camera, or cell phone?
Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or vest is useful for carrying small lenses. Keep in mind that everything is subject to search.


Can I bring food?
Small snacks are fine as long as they are not in glass containers.  In addition, no ice chests or coolers (except small coolers for medical supplies or infant formula purposes).  No bags larger than a small purse.  Fanny packs, backpacks and Camelbaks will be allowed (Camelbaks must be empty). All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and are hand-searched at security checkpoint.


Will there be any food or souvenirs available?
Yes. There will be concessions for food, drinks, and souvenirs.


Can I leave and re-enter Tampa Bay AirFest?     
Yes. You may leave and re-enter as many times as needed. However, anyone re-entering will have to go through the security checkpoints again.


Is tailgating allowed?
No.


Is smoking allowed?
Yes, but only in designated areas and not on the flight line. 


Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Those over 21 can purchase them at concessions, but you cannot bring your own.

   

Will restroom facilities be easily accessible?
Yes. Portable restrooms will be located throughout the AirFest ramp.


Can I take pictures or get autographs?
Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.


Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?
Due to the nature of the event, it is highly encouraged you bring hearing protection ? especially for children. There will be a number of aircraft taking off, landing, and performing, which will be extremely loud.  Hearing protection will be available for purchase as well.


Which day will the Blue Angels be performing?
Both! The Blue Angels will perform their amazing demonstrations both days, weather permitting.


Will there be shade?
There are limited areas of shade available throughout the flight line. You can take a walk through one of our larger static displays to get a break from the sun, as well as a an open hangar featuring displays.


What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, some flying demonstrations may be delayed. However, unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of the visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications.  In the event of an Air Show cancellation, announcements will be coordinated with local news agencies and social media.


Are umbrellas allowed at the air show?
Small rain umbrellas are fine to bring (the small ones that fit in a purse), but large golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned as they may block the view of spectators behind you.


What type of medical services will be available? 
First aid only will be provided such as oral hydration, treatment for minor cuts and bruises, and application of emergency medications (ex. Epi-pens). Medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries/illnesses.




It is important to note that utilizing ride-sharing services is not a good way to get to AirFest.  Our traffic flow patterns don't provide for easy drop-off and there are no accommodations for subsequent pick-up.  If someone in the family doesn't want to go to AirFest, why not have them drop you off at Britton plaza to catch the HART bus to AirFest?

Please choose one of these two options:

Option 1: Drive your car/motorcycle to Tampa Bay AirFest.  Please try to carpool. The two gates which will be open are South Dale Mabry Hwy and S MacDill Ave. The base gates will close when we have reached parking capacity so get here early (expect traffic delays regardless of your chosen arrival time). Additionally, all inbound traffic will be restricted starting at 1430 (30 minutes before the Blue Angels are scheduled to perform). There will be limited handicapped parking available. 

Option 2: Beat the traffic and the parking congestion by utilizing an air-conditioned comfortable HART bus to get to the Base. HART Bus patrons will be dropped-off and picked-up right at the AirFest entrance (no long walks from parking). 

A. If you live in in South Tampa or West/Northwest of the Base, take ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy).  HART will run direct service to AirFest every 15 minutes. Please do not drive to and park at Britton Plaza (there is limited parking).  From Britton Plaza you will take the 360 Bus directly to Tampa Bay AirFest.

B. If you live closer to Downtown Tampa take ride-share / taxi to the Marion Transit Center - MTC (1211 N Marion St). HART will run service from the MTC to Britton Plaza every 30 minutes. You can also expedite your trip by taking ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy). 

C. If you live in Brandon, you can take ride-share / taxi to the Brandon Westfield Mall. HART will run service from Brandon Mall to the MTC every 60 minutes. You can also expedite your trip by taking ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy) or the Marion Transit Center (1211 N Marion St). 


Event Help / Information
For event information, such as:

Refunds and exchanges
What tickets include
Discounts & Ticket pricing information
Do children need a ticket
Will call information / local ticket sales
Seating/Venue/Parking/Handicap Information

Contact the event directly at: 805-687-0158 x. 111
Contact The Event
Ticket Problems
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Premium Box Seats - SATURDAY
$ 25.00
More Info

Flight Line Club - ADULT - SATURDAY
$ 125.00
More Info

Flight Line Club - CHILD 4-12 - SATURDAY
$ 75.00
More Info

Premium Box Seats - SUNDAY
$ 25.00
More Info

Flight Line Club - ADULT - SUNDAY
$ 125.00
More Info

Flight Line Club - CHILD 4-12 - SUNDAY
$ 75.00
More Info

MacDill AFB AirFest - 2018 Terms and Conditions of the Ticket(s)

Premium Box Seats - SATURDAY:

All Sales Are Final.

Flight Line Club - ADULT - SATURDAY:

All Sales Are Final.

Flight Line Club - CHILD 4-12 - SATURDAY:

All Sales Are Final.

Premium Box Seats - SUNDAY:

All Sales Are Final.

Flight Line Club - ADULT - SUNDAY:

All Sales Are Final.

Flight Line Club - CHILD 4-12 - SUNDAY:

All Sales Are Final.




MacDill AFB AirFest
May 12th - 13th, 2018
Featuring the US Navy Blue Angels

Welcome back Tampa Bay!

MacDill AFB once again rolls out the red carpet for our friends and neighbors through a showcase of extreme aviation capabilities. As the two time "Best Military Air Show" winner, our AirFest planning team has set the bar higher this year in planning the best Tampa Bay AirFest ever. 

The headlining U.S. Navy Blue Angels are joined this year by the F-22 Demo team and the A-10 Demo Team (flying airshows for the first time in 7 years). Come ready to feel the thunder Tampa Bay while touring an amazing array for aviation assets from all of our amazing military services.


Free General Admission / Free Parking / Premium Ticket Options Available


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.

FLIGHT LINE CLUB FOOD MENU

8:00 am

Freshly Brewed Coffee served with cream & sugar

Fresh Fruit Tray

Lunch 11:30 – 2:00 PM

BBQ Chicken Quarters

Grilled Hot Dogs w/condiments

Grilled Hamburgers w/condiments

Southern Style Potato Salad w/mayonnaise base

Slow Cooked Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon

Dessert - 2:00 PM

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Soft Drinks and Water throughout the day


Policies:
No refunds/no exchanges
Tickets will be emailed within 3 minutes
Our Privacy Policy
Payment in US Dollars




PROHIBITED ITEMS

Take note of prohibited items while planning your day. Banned items will be confiscated and/or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate.  Expect TSA airport level security.  All vehicles, individuals and bags are subject to search and seizure. 

**If you can't take it on an airplane you can't take into Tampa Bay AirFest 2018.**


 - Weapons of any kind including self-defense weapons, firearms, pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, clubs, tasers, stun guns, cutting devices, mace and pepper spray, any chemical discharge devices.

 - Multi-tools, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts

 - Clothing, costumes or garments resembling on-duty Military or Law Enforcement personnel

 - Clothing with profanity, nudity, racist intent/messaging, obscene or graphic violence of any kind

 - Banners, or signs on any pole of any kind

 - Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers

 - Coolers, grills, or glass containers. Empty plastic drink containers are authorized.   

 - RC aircraft & drones, balloons

 - Umbrellas (other than small rain umbrellas which fit in a purse)

 - Flammable items and Fireworks

 - Pets (except for service animals). Emotional support animals are not authorized. 

 - Spray paint and silly string

 - Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners

 - Alcohol and illegal drugs

 - Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, heelies, roller skates or roller blades

 - Excessively large items and bags (the only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses, and small camera bags at or below 21 inches long, 10 inches wide, 10 inches deep)

 - Any items Security Forces personnel determine a security or safety risk

 - Possession and use of Marijuana (recreational or medicinal) is illegal on MacDill Air Force Base or any federal installation.




WHAT TO BRING

- Sunscreen/Hats/Sunglasses

- Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

- Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)

- Hearing protection (especially for children)

- Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children

- Collapsible camping chairs (no umbrellas allowed) 

*Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event




I have small children. Can I bring a stroller, diaper bag, or change of clothes?
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in the diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Also please consider bringing hearing protection for small children.


Can I bring my camera, video camera, or cell phone?
Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or vest is useful for carrying small lenses. Keep in mind that everything is subject to search.


Can I bring food?
Small snacks are fine as long as they are not in glass containers.  In addition, no ice chests or coolers (except small coolers for medical supplies or infant formula purposes).  No bags larger than a small purse.  Fanny packs, backpacks and Camelbaks will be allowed (Camelbaks must be empty). All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and are hand-searched at security checkpoint.


Will there be any food or souvenirs available?
Yes. There will be concessions for food, drinks, and souvenirs.


Can I leave and re-enter Tampa Bay AirFest?     
Yes. You may leave and re-enter as many times as needed. However, anyone re-entering will have to go through the security checkpoints again.


Is tailgating allowed?
No.


Is smoking allowed?
Yes, but only in designated areas and not on the flight line. 


Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Those over 21 can purchase them at concessions, but you cannot bring your own.

   

Will restroom facilities be easily accessible?
Yes. Portable restrooms will be located throughout the AirFest ramp.


Can I take pictures or get autographs?
Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.


Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?
Due to the nature of the event, it is highly encouraged you bring hearing protection ? especially for children. There will be a number of aircraft taking off, landing, and performing, which will be extremely loud.  Hearing protection will be available for purchase as well.


Which day will the Blue Angels be performing?
Both! The Blue Angels will perform their amazing demonstrations both days, weather permitting.


Will there be shade?
There are limited areas of shade available throughout the flight line. You can take a walk through one of our larger static displays to get a break from the sun, as well as a an open hangar featuring displays.


What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, some flying demonstrations may be delayed. However, unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of the visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications.  In the event of an Air Show cancellation, announcements will be coordinated with local news agencies and social media.


Are umbrellas allowed at the air show?
Small rain umbrellas are fine to bring (the small ones that fit in a purse), but large golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned as they may block the view of spectators behind you.


What type of medical services will be available? 
First aid only will be provided such as oral hydration, treatment for minor cuts and bruises, and application of emergency medications (ex. Epi-pens). Medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries/illnesses.




It is important to note that utilizing ride-sharing services is not a good way to get to AirFest.  Our traffic flow patterns don't provide for easy drop-off and there are no accommodations for subsequent pick-up.  If someone in the family doesn't want to go to AirFest, why not have them drop you off at Britton plaza to catch the HART bus to AirFest?

Please choose one of these two options:

Option 1: Drive your car/motorcycle to Tampa Bay AirFest.  Please try to carpool. The two gates which will be open are South Dale Mabry Hwy and S MacDill Ave. The base gates will close when we have reached parking capacity so get here early (expect traffic delays regardless of your chosen arrival time). Additionally, all inbound traffic will be restricted starting at 1430 (30 minutes before the Blue Angels are scheduled to perform). There will be limited handicapped parking available. 

Option 2: Beat the traffic and the parking congestion by utilizing an air-conditioned comfortable HART bus to get to the Base. HART Bus patrons will be dropped-off and picked-up right at the AirFest entrance (no long walks from parking). 

A. If you live in in South Tampa or West/Northwest of the Base, take ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy).  HART will run direct service to AirFest every 15 minutes. Please do not drive to and park at Britton Plaza (there is limited parking).  From Britton Plaza you will take the 360 Bus directly to Tampa Bay AirFest.

B. If you live closer to Downtown Tampa take ride-share / taxi to the Marion Transit Center - MTC (1211 N Marion St). HART will run service from the MTC to Britton Plaza every 30 minutes. You can also expedite your trip by taking ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy). 

C. If you live in Brandon, you can take ride-share / taxi to the Brandon Westfield Mall. HART will run service from Brandon Mall to the MTC every 60 minutes. You can also expedite your trip by taking ride-share / taxi to Britton Plaza (3944 South Dale Mabry Hwy) or the Marion Transit Center (1211 N Marion St). 





Guest Checkout
DATE AND TIME
From: May 12, 2018 8:00 am
To:May 13, 2018 4:00 pm
LOCATION
MacDill Air Force Base
6801 S Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33621
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Event Help / Information
For event information, such as:

What tickets include
Discounts & Ticket pricing information
Do children need a ticket
Will call information / local ticket sales
Seating/Venue/Parking/Handicap Information


Contact the event: 805-687-0158 x. 111
Ticket Problems
For issues purchasing tickets, such as:

Not receiving tickets in your email
Need tickets resent to your email
Trouble processing your credit card
Receiving an error message
Having trouble with this website

Resend Tickets Help Center Contact
Call AttendStar at: 615-223-1008
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