Countdown to the Show


Beyond the Horizon

Air & Space Show

Welcome to the Maxwell Air Force Base 2020 Air Show where we are celebrating the 75th anniversary to the end of World War II. During that time, confetti and the sounds of victory filled the streets along with sailors, soldiers, families, and friends. For the weekend of April 18-19, we are opening the gates for everyone to enjoy a free, full-day show. Come out and see dynamic aerial displays, memorable planes from WWII, and the world-renowned Thunderbirds!

Air Show Tickets

  • Runway Club

    Price: $135
    Free ages 3 and under


    VIP Parking Passes • VIP Seating • Continental Breakfast • Lunch & Snacks • Water & Soft Drinks • Cash Bar • Private Restrooms • Ages 3 and under must sit with their parent/guardian

  • Boxed Seating

    Price: $35
    Free for ages 3 and under

    First Soda/Beer Included • Thunderbirds Viewing Area • Shaded Seating Area • Cash Bar • Private Bathroom Access • Ages 3 and under must sit with their parent/guardian

  • General Admission


    Access to Vendors •  Free Parking • See the Planes • Open Seating

Thank you to our sponsors

Federal endorsement of sponsors not intended.

Air Show Schedule

8:00 AM

Gates open to allow guests access to base.

10:30 AM

Opening ceremony; presentation of colors, National Anthem, and opening remarks from leadership.

11:00 AM

Flying Acts Perform

4:00 PM

Ending Remarks; thank you for coming!

Attending Performers





Wings of Blue




Coming Soon

Guest Information

All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms/Weapons
    No firearms, open or concealed carry. No toys that resemble firearms. No other weapons including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, batons (collapsible or otherwise), tasers, stun guns, mace, and pepper spray.

  • Food/Beverages
    No outside food & beverages including water. COOLERS, grills, containers of any kind are prohibited. Exceptions include empty water bottles and medical need. (A medical need must be validated. Example: medic alert bracelet or prescription stating the need.)

  • Flammable/Unsafe
    Anything flammable including fireworks. Aerosol containers including paint and silly string. Also, glass, laser pointers, noisemakers, air horns, or anything Security Forces deems unsafe.

  • Recreational Items
    Skateboards, hover boards, scooters, carts, heelies, roller skates, roller blades, frisbees, balloons, sport balls, beach balls, or any projectiles

  • Inappropriate Clothing
    No indecent clothing, signage, etc.

  • Extra Large Bags
    Must be smaller than 21” long, 10” wide, and 10” deep.

  • Drugs/Alcohol
    No medical marijuana or illegal drugs. No alcoholic beverages from outside. Beverages are available for purchase inside the gate.

  • RC/Scanners/Drones
    No radio controlled (RC) cars, trucks, etc. walkie-talkies, HAM radios, or scanners. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are NOT permitted on the premises. UAVs will be confiscated!

  • Pets
    Exceptions are service animals.

Allowed Items

  • Small Items
    Empty bottle for water (Free water stations available inside.) • Sunscreen • Bug Spray • Raincoat • Umbrella • Cash for booth selling food, beverages, and souvenirs

  • Larger Items
    Collapsible Seating (Including stadium seats for bleacher. Camping chairs are subject to search.) • Cushion • Blanket • Camera • Phone

  • For Children
    Hearing Protection • Stroller or Wagon • Baby Bottle • Diaper Bag


Free parking is available on-base. Please read the following information carefully to learn about access to base on the day of the event.

The general public entrance for the base beginning at 8 a.m. will be the Maxwell Blv. gate and Day Street gate.

Disabled or Handicap Park

Please have your respective disabled/handicap hang-tag placard visibly displayed in the windshield for clear identification and available to show the traffic detail as needed. Personnel will be directed to the disabled/handicap parking area at the first intersection after entering the base.

RV/Oversized Vehicle Info

RV and oversize vehicles (travel trailers, vehicles bigger than a normal parking spot, etc.) MUST enter Day Street gate. They be directed to TURN RIGHT onto Selfridge Street and will park in the RV/Oversize parking area.


Off-base parking will be available at Cramton Bowl (220 Hall Street, Montgomery, AL 36104) in downtown Montgomery. Buses will be available.


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  • Public Affairs

    42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

    155 Twining St.
    Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112


  • 42d FSS Marketing

    42d FSS Marketing Director

    Stacy King


  • Commercial Sponsorship

    42d FSS Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator

    Missy Rentfro


  • Air Show Volunteers

    Air Show Volunteer Opportunities

    Coming Soon

  • Private Organizations

    Maxwell AFB Private Organizations

    Michelle Brown


  • Vendor Requests

    Coming Soon

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