Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, each ticket is only good for ONE day.

Yes. Blue Sky Chalet tickets and Private/Corporate Chalet tickets include admission to the show as well as the chalet area.

Yes. Photo Pit/Tour tickets include admission to the show as well as the Photo Pit/Tour areas.

Tables in the Blue Sky Chalet and Pavilion sit six people. If you do not purchase six tickets, you will have other people sitting at the table with you.

Row A is the front row. Row E is the back row.

No. The Blue Sky Chalet is not located on the flight line. It is in the second row of chalets located on a terrace level.

The lunch typically consists of grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers, and hot dogs with pasta salad, potato salad, and fruit salad. The snacks are usually potato chips, pretzels, brownies, and cookies.

No, breakfast is no longer included.

Row A is the front row. Row O is the back row.

Please contact Etix at 888-695-0888 or at [email protected] and they will give you the parking passes needed.

Yes. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a Pavilion or Blue Sky ticket to get into those areas. Child under the age of five are free in General Admission only.

We encourage everyone to bring their printed tickets to the gate. You can also download the tickets to your smartphone to have scanned. Please make sure you have the tickets ready so it helps the process go smoother.

No, there will be no will call booth. Please contact ExtremeTix at 888-695-0888 regarding ticketing issues.

No. You can upgrade to the Pavilion, if available, on the day of the show.

You will redeem the voucher at the Main Gate where you enter the show. You will receive a pack which includes four tickets for the hot dogs and Cokes and one ticket for the souvenir program for a total of five tickets.

Yes, keep your ticket stubs and make sure you receive a wristband when you exit.

There are no military or veteran discounts.

A senior is 60 years or older. Senior discounts are only available for General Admission.

Youth is ages 6 through 11 years old. Youth pricing is available for General Admission only. Child 5 and under get in free for General Admission.

Kroger tickets go on sale at Dayton/Cincinnati stores beginning May 13th.

Yes, you can purchase tickets at the gate using all major credit cards. However, some food concession booths inside the gate accept cash only. Parking accepts cash only.


Please visit our Restrictions tab under Guest Information on our website.

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Parking is $10 per car and $20 per bus and recreational vehicle at the gate. Plenty of on-site parking is available.

The shuttle buses will pick up at the front of the P-lot parking lot and will take you to the Pavilion or Blue Sky area. The shuttle runs from roughly 9 am until 6:30 pm continuously.

Yes, the parking lot is far from the show grounds. It involves a lot of walking.

The P-lot parking lot (for those with Pavilion, Blue Sky, or private chalet tickets) is located on Dixie Drive. A shuttle takes you from this lot to your seating area. General admission lots are located on Dixie Drive. Please visit our Parking tab under Guest information for specific details.

Yes. The cost is $20. You may NOT view the show from the RV. Because of the remoteness of the parking lot, you are not able to view the show from the lot.

Patrons with handicapped licenses or hang tags will be directed to the appropriate area.

If you purchased a Pavilion, Blue Sky, or chalet ticket, you will park in the P-lot parking. There are some buses that are wheelchair accessible.

Please visit the Services for the Disabled tab under Guest Information on our website.

Photo Pit/Tour Ticket purchasers can park in the Media Parking Lot located across from the Expo Center (3900 McCauley Dr., Vandalia, OH 45377).


Yes. We encourage those with general admission tickets to bring their own chairs and blankets. Private chalets, Blue Sky Chalets, Pavilion, and Chairman’s Club all have chairs, so it is not necessary to bring your own.

Yes. The Pavilion seating has chairs. You do not need to bring your own.

No. General Admission ticket holders can sit in the available open space.


Yes, the show schedule the same for both Saturday and Sunday?

The Feature Show begins at 12:00 p.m. and is over at 4:15 p.m. These times are subject to change.

Yes. Please see the Huey/Cobra Helicopter Rides tab under Guest Information.

This information is not released.

The schedule is always changing and isn’t finalized until closer to the show. The jet team is always the last act to fly and typically flies around 3 pm.


Yes, thanks to a grant from Montgomery County Solid Waste District, we now recycle.

COOLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Please review the Entry Restrictions under the Guest Information tab.

Yes, strollers and wagons are allowed.

Yes. They will be stored in the luggage compartment at the bottom of the bus.

Yes, there are ATMs located on show grounds.

The Air Show facility is under an open sky. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly. Some shade can be found under the wings of static display aircraft.

nder an open sky. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly. Some shade can be found under the wings of static display aircraft.

You may bring a handheld umbrella only. Large umbrellas and tents are prohibited as it blocks the view of other spectators.

Service eye dogs ARE permitted. Otherwise, pets are not allowed onto the Air Show spectator area and are not allowed to be left in cars inside the Air Show parking lots.

Unopened bottled water NOT in a cooler will be allowed.

Yes, cameras are allowed (still, video, digital). Your camera bags will be checked upon entry.

No, for the safety of all of our spectators these items will not be allowed on the show grounds.

Yes, you can bring your scooter. There will be an electric mobility scooter rental near the Main Gate for those who wish to rent one. The price is $60 for the day or $10 per hour. Reservations can be made by calling (567) 295-8095.

We do not have wheelchairs available to rent. You can bring your own.


The Air Show HAPPENS rain or shine. No refunds. No rain checks.


Yes, our food and merchandise concessionaires have volunteer opportunities. Their contact information can be found under the Contact tab.


Press/Media Credentials requests must be submitted through our website. Please see our Media Credential page to submit an application.

We do not have videos available.

There will be not be a live TV broadcast from the Air Show.


Please contact San Francisco Puffs & Stuff. They can be reached at 954-584-1925 or at [email protected].

Please contact Plane Things. They can be reached at 614-792-2654 or at [email protected].


Please reach out to our food concessionaire, San Francisco Puffs & Stuff at 954-584-1925.

Please reach out to our catering company, Chef’s Choice. They can be reached at 513-489-6006.

If you have a medical need and must have your medication kept cold, you can bring it in a SOFT-SIDED cooler ONLY. You CANNOT bring it in a hard cooler. The medication MUST be accompanied by a doctor’s note stating you have a medical need.

You can bring formula in a SOFT-SIDED cooler ONLY. You CANNOT bring it in a hard cooler. Only formula is allowed in the soft-sided cooler.


Visit Dayton Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau on the Internet, or call 800-221-8235.

Visit the National Museum of the Air Force on the Internet, or call 937-255-3286.

The museum is approximately 20 minutes.


No, there will no longer be a trade show.

Please contact the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] or call 937-898-5351.

The 2020 show dates are June 27 & 28 and will feature the US Navy Blue Angels.