Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona
Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood
This year’s Tucson Air Show is April 14-15.
It is my goal to make this the single place to gather all the information about this year’s air show. I’ve found the information spread over at least 6 sources while tracking down what I could about this year’s show.
Parking and Shuttles
There will be NO Sun Tran Shuttle service this year. Therefore you want to come early and wear walking shoes. The gates will open at 8:30 am each day. Enter through the Craycroft gate or Swan gate. Last entry is at 2 p.m. Handicap parking only available at Craycroft gate. The base can accommodate 33,000 cars but about 100,000 attended the 2010 air show, so . . .
There is no set schedule of events published. Here is a list of performers scheduled:
- U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
- USAFA Wings of Blue
- A-10 with P-51 Heritage Flight
- Radio Controlled Aircraft Demonstration
- Desert Rats Warbird CJ-6
- T-33 “Ace Maker”
- Acro Embry-Riddle
- USMC Osprey Demo
- F-16 Alert Launch
- Combat Search and Rescue Demostration
- Customs and Border Patrol Demonstration
- Pararescuemen Demonstration
- Rocketbilly Racing
Tucson Air Show Tickets:
Tickets are FREE. But canned food donations for the Community Food Bank will be accepted
What You Can & Cannot Bring on Base
- Carts for physically challenged/handicapped visitors
- Service animals for physically challenged visitors
- One clear plastic (no glass) water bottle with water per guest (Water Buffalos will be provided to fill water bottles)
- Diaper bags
- Baby food, baby water, formula, baby milk (no glass containers
- Political activity/demonstrations to include associated paraphernalia
- Outside food, beverages, or alcohol (exception see allowed items)
- Large backpacks, purses, or camera bags (larger than18X24in)
- Balloons, kites, sports equipment (footballs, kites, etc)
- Illegal drugs
- Weapons (to include but not limited to: brass knuckles, all size knives, Leatherman type tools, mace, pepper spray, box cutters, nunchucks and all firearms)
- Military uniforms worn by non-military members
- Bicycles, scooters, skates, skateboards, go-carts
- Pets (exception for service animals, pets will not be left unattended in the parking area or inside a parked vehicle)
- Umbrellas, folding canopies
- Chairs and folding chairs
In the Flight Line Club Chalet you will be privileged to:
- Preferred parking passes
- Shaded front line seating in spacious and exclusive viewing area
- Catered continental breakfast
- Catered lunch
- Afternoon snacks
- Unlimited water and soft drinks
- Private cash bar
- Private restrooms
VIP Adult Admission Saturday $95 + fee
VIP Child Admission Saturday $45 + fee
Sunday the same price.
Tickets must be purchased by April 11, 2012.
From what I’m gathering, The only way to get into the Beer & Wine Garden is to have purchased a VIP flight line ticket.
New link to information but still no clarification on purchasing tickets.
Tickets are $20 per person.
- You will enjoy the air show in a shaded area
- Tables and chairs
- Wristband allowing you to exit & re-enter
- Receive refill prices on beer only
- Exclusive restrooms for Beer Garden customers
- 22 oz. Souvenir Cup
There is no link provided we can find for purchasing Beer Garden Tickets.
If there is something you don’t find here leave a comment and I’ll do my best to get the information posted.