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SHOW SCHEDULE

The full schedule is not available at this time.

WHAT TO BRING

Visitors should be prepared for unpredictable Alabama weather by wearing sunscreen, rain jacket and hearing protection.  Other things to consider bringing:

  • Plastic beverage bottles with factory seal intact (baby bottles exempt)
  • Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)
  • Hearing protection for children
  • Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children
  • Stadium chair or cushion for free bleacher seating (collapsible camping chairs are fine, but subject to search)    

Visitors may want to bring cash as many booths will be selling food, beverages, and souvenirs.

MAXWELL AIR SHOW & OPEN HOUSE APRIL 8-9, 2017

Maxwell Air Show & Open House Maxwell Air Show & Open House

Maxwell Air Show & Open House

April 8-9, 2017
Wings of Blue Wings of Blue

Wings of Blue

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017
187th Fighter Wing F-16 187th Fighter Wing F-16

187th FW Tuskegee Airmen

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017
Patrouile de France Demonstration Team Patrouile de France Demonstration Team

Patrouile de France Demonstration Team

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS

U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017
Patrouile de France Demonstration Team Patrouile de France Demonstration Team

Patrouile de France Demonstration Team

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017
Maxwell Air Show & Open House Maxwell Air Show & Open House

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show & Open House

April 8-9, 2017
 908TH AIRLIFT WING  908TH AIRLIFT WING

908TH AIRLIFT WING

Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show, April 8-9, 2017

Heritage to Horizon: Legacy of the Great War--A Century of Airpower

Come join us in celebrating the Air Force's 70th Anniversary during the Maxwell Air Force Base two-day Air Show and Open House, April 8-9, 2017.  Admission is FREE to the public.  The theme is Heritage to Horizon: Legacy of the Great War--A Century of Airpower, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI and a century of airpower.  The base is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.  The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird demonstration team will perform on both days along with a variety of static displays and air and ground demonstrations.

*Sponsorship opportunities available.  Contact the base Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator at: 334-953-3366

Patrouille de France

Patrouile de Frane Demonstration Team

Maxwell Air Force Base welcomes The "Patrouille de France" (Patrol of France), a French Air Force aerobatic team who will be performing at this years air show.  The team includes a commander (who commands but does not fly) and nine pilots. The lead pilot who leads the formation in the air is not necessarily the pilot with the longest experience on the team. This makes the French aerobatic team unique because most aerobatic teams have the pilot with the most experience lead the team.  The team also includes two solos (numbers "7" and "8") plus one reserve pilot (who typically has the longest experience on the team but only flies when one of the existing team pilots isn't available.  All pilots use the call sign "Atos". The team is supported by 30 ground crew, who are responsible for maintaining the aircraft.

The team has nine Alpha Jet airplanes, one of which is a spare and carries the number "0". The aircraft of Patrouille de France differ from standard trainers by their coloring (a white, blue and red color scheme) and by the smoke generator on the bottom of the fuselage between two engines which releases white, blue and red smoke. 

The aerobatic demonstrations of the "Patrouille de France" typically last only 20 minutes, which is less than some of the other aerobatic teams around the world.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

In order to keep the security lines moving as quickly as possible, please take note of prohibited items while planning your day at Aviation Nation. The following is a list of banned items that will be confiscated or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate if brought to the Maxwell Air Show:

  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
  • Firearms of any type
  • Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers
  • Flammable items and Fireworks
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Spray paint and silly string
  • Outside food, coolers, grills, or glass containers
  • Glass bottles
  • Liquid without factory seal intact (baby bottles are exempt)
  • RC aircraft & drones
  • Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, medical marijuana
  • 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)

 All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces.

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