Faqs

Security

May I bring ice to the event?
Loose ice is prohibited because it is difficult to search. Ice packs ARE permitted.

May I bring a cooler?
No. Coolers are restricted. A "cooler" is anything that was designed to insulate. Often the contents are fine as long as they are NOT in a cooler.

What convenience items are permitted?
Chairs, strollers, cameras, blankets and handheld umbrellas ARE permitted

Can I go to my car and re-enter the show?
Yes, you may leave the show area to go to your car. Re-entry via car will result in repaying for admission and parking to enter the air show.

Is there a list of "Restricted Items"?
Yes. Please review the Entry Restrictions for more information.

Is smoking allowed?
Any form of smoking (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping, marijuana etc) is prohibited inside of the show. Smoking is allowed in the parking lot. 

What if I get hurt during the show?
If you are able to move, go to our First Aid/Medical tent (ramp) or Remote First Aid tent (spectator viewing area). If you are not able to move, notify an Air Show worker or security and they will contact a mobile medical team.

What should I do if I lose my child at the show?
If you lost your child, please go to our First Aid/ Medical tent (ramp) or Remote First Aid tent (spectator viewing area). The Air Show has Code Adam in place during the show. Please provide appropriate parties details about the child to help in the process.

Show

Are there food options?
There are vendors selling a variety of food and beverage options near the spectator viewing area during the show. The vendor takes credit cards and cash. If you need cash during the show, ATMs are available near the information booths. 

Are there activities for children?
We have a KidZone with different bounce houses, inflatables, and more! There is a separate fee for the KidZone. Additionally, kids can try their hand at Paintball Time Trials at no charge, explore numerous interactive exhibits, aircraft tours, live music and other experiences. 

Are there ATMs on site?
Yes. They are located near the information booths just inside the security check points. 

Will there be a battle this year?
Yes. There will be two battles each day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. See the featured performers page for additional information.

How can I hear the show's announcer? 
Announcements during the show provide information on the aircraft and pilots, battle, music, and more. You can hear music and announcements along the crowd line which includes spectator viewing and premium seating.

Are there airplanes giving rides? 
Yes, the Yankee Air Museum will selling Air Adventures on the B-17 “Yankee Lady”, B-25 “Yankee Warrior”, and WACO Biplane will be flying rides throughout air show weekend. The  C-47 "Hairless Joe" will be selling seats day of the Air Show based on the aircraft availability. C-47 "Hairless Joe" is a part of the Aviator Club where you get front line views of the show and a ride on the aircraft.  Credit cards will be accepted for payment. Book your ride now!

Is the show schedule the same for both Saturday and Sunday?
For the most part, yes. Weather, operations, special aircraft or one day fly-by appearances may alter the show schedule. 

Is there a schedule of performers?
For security reasons, we are unable to provide any individual performers start times. All performers are subject to change.

What happens if it rains?
Unless the weather is severe, we will fly as much of the show as is safe and possible. In the event of a full cancellation of a show day, ticket holders will be eligible to receive replacement complimentary tickets for the following year's show. Due to FAA permit restrictions and performer commitments, it is not possible to reschedule the airshow for another weekend this year.

What should I wear to the show? 
We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, attending the show barefoot is not advised. Static display is on a concrete ramp, while spectator viewing area is on the grass. There may be a possibility of soft, wet, muddy surfaces. Please dress accordingly, it is a Michigan summer.

Is there shade? 
The show is under an open sky. You are encouraged to bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and personal umbrellas. Premium seating at the Bomber Club, Fighter Club, Officers Club, Aviator Club does provide shade in their spacious tented area; please click here for tickets.

Parking

What time does the parking lot open?
The parking lots open to the public at 8 AM. Reminder, the gates to the show do not open until 9 AM. Yankee Air Museum is open to the public free of charge from 8AM-5PM (47884 D ST Belleville, MI 48111).

Are credit cards accepted at the gate?
Yes, credit cards and cash are accepted at the gate. It should be noted that credit card transactions are based on network reliability, so it is always a good idea to bring cash as a backup or buy your tickets in advance.

Is there a ride share (UBER, LYFT, Taxi) drop off and pick up location?
Yes! Please use the Yankee Air Museum's address: 47884 D St Belleville, MI 48111. Air show parking team will direct vehicles to the Museum's north lot.

Please Be Mindful...

Aircraft
Treat the aircraft with respect. While many performers and static displays encourage spectators to view and interact with the aircraft, they are still delicate. Please ask before you touch. 
Please be aware of your surroundings and keep watch over yourself and small children around aircraft at all times for your safety along with the safety of the aircraft.  

Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
FOD is any loose debris that can be hazardous if ingested or accelerated by an aircraft engine. FOD can cause major damage to aircraft and can also pose a projectile hazard to spectators. Please pick up after yourself. Trash receptacles will be located throughout the area; thank you for picking up items if you see it.