Joint Base Andrews


"America's Airfield: Celebrating History, Celebrating Freedom"

The 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show is JBA's opportunity to say "thank you" to our community, the state and the National Capital Region for all their incredible support.

Guests will experience aerial demonstrations and learn more about the military personnel and equipment JBA uses to carry out the missions here.

Among other commemorations, this year's Joint Base Andrews Air Show will celebrate the Air Force's 70th Birthday.

Air Show - Acts
Air Force Thunderbirds Graphic

- U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds


- F-22 Demonstration Team

SOCOM's Para-Commandos

- SOCOM's Para-Commandos"

- 113th Wing's F-16 Missing Man Formation

-11th Wing UH-1N jump and formation

- 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 flyover


- Trojan Horsemen

- Kent Pietsch "Jelly Belly" Plane

- B-25 Panchito

- KC-10

- Air Boss, Wayne Boggs

- MX-2, Scott Francis

- P-51 Mustang "Quick Silver", Scott "Scooter" Yoak

- P-40 Warhawk

- F-4U Corsair "Korean War Hero", Jim "Torc" Tobul

- B-25 Miss Hap

- Flash Fire Jet Truck

- David Windmiller

Matt Jolley

- Heritage Flight with the F-22 and P-51
Air Show - Information
The 2017 Joint Base Andrews Airshow is free and open to the public. 

Air Show Rehearsal (Open to DoD cardholders ONLY)
September 15, 2017

Gates open: 9 a.m.
Opening ceremony: 10 a.m.
Demonstrations: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Parking: East Flightline.

2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show
September 16-17, 2017

Gates open: 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies:  11:30 a.m.
Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Parking: FedEx Field and Branch Avenue Metro Station.
Shuttle: Shuttles to the show run from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The shuttles returning attendees back to their vehicles will run until after the final performance.
F-35A Lightning II Display
F-35 Lightening II

The F-35A, the U.S. Air Force's latest fifth-generation fighter, will be on display at the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show!

The aircraft will replace the U.S. Air Force's aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II's, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate.

With its aerodynamic performance and advanced integrated avionics, the F-35A will provide next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability for the United States and allied nations.

Quick Facts:

Primary Function:Multirole fighter
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin
Power Plant: One Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 turbofan engine
Thrust: 43,000 pounds
Wingspan: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
Length: 51 feet (15.7 meters)
Height: 14 feet (4.38 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 70,000 pound class
Fuel Capacity: Internal: 18,498 pounds
Payload: 18,000 pounds (8,160 kilograms)
Speed: Mach 1.6 (~1,200 mph)
Range: More than 1,350 miles with internal fuel (1,200+ nautical miles), unlimited with aerial refueling
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: Internal and external capability. Munitions carried vary based on mission requirements.
Crew: One
Songs for Sound Heroes Tour feat. Laura Bell Bundy
Songs for Sound Concert Photo
Songs for Sound Hearoes Tour is touring the U.S. at many air shows  to ensure military, veterans and their families all have good information on healthy hearing and a lifetime to hear the music. The 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show will feature a performance by Laura Bell Bundy, hit entertainer in TV, country music and Broadway.

"LBB" will perform a 60 minute electric performance with a full band & back up dancers in HANGAR 3 at 12:30 pm on Saturday.

Songs for Sound is offering free hearing protection at the Hearos Bus all weekend for attendees.
Laura Bell Bundy

Having grown up in Kentucky LBB debuted at age 9 in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Since then, she has originated the roles of "Tina Denmark" in Ruthless The Musical, "Amber Von Tussle" in Hairspray, "Elle Woods" in Legally Blonde, and took a turn as "Glinda" in Wicked. She has earned numerous nominations for her performances, including a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, and Drama Desk nominations.

In addition to performing on Broadway, Laura Bell has also been spotted in front of the camera, appearing on network television shows such as Cold Case, Veronica Mars, Home Improvement, Malibu Country, "Becky" on How I Met Your Mother, a recurring role as "Shelby" on Hart of Dixie, and her lead role as Dr. Jordan Denby on Anger Management. She also played the disgruntled teen "Marah Lewis" on Guiding Light. Taking television to the big screen, Laura Bell's film work includes Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life with Mikey, The Adventures of Huck Finn, CMT's first original movie To The Mat, Watercolor Postcards and Hallmark's Dear Dumb Diary.

Recording Career:
- Universal Mercury recording artist from 2007 to 2013
- She signed with Big Machine Records in 2013
- Debut album "Achin & Shakin" peaked at #5 on Country Music Billboard Chart
- Her album "Another Piece of Me" released in June 2015

Songs for Sound
Static Displays
United States Air Force
· A-10
· B-1
· B-52
· C-5
· C-17
· CV-22
· F-15
· F-16
· F-35
· H-1
· KC-10
· KC-135
· Supercar
· T-1
· T-6
· T-38
· U-2

United States Army 
· UH-60
· VH-60M
· UH-72 (2)

Department of Homeland Security
· UH-60M
· P-3
· Coastal Interceptor Vessel
· AS-350 A-Star

United States Coast Guard
· MH-65
· 25' Safe Boat
· HH-60
· C-144

· Super Guppy

Civil Air Patrol
· Cessna C-182
· C-172
· C-206
· Gippsland GA-8
· Maule MT-7235
· Stinson 10
· Fairchild 24R
· PZL-104 Wilga

Experimental Aircraft Assoc.
· Lancair IV-P (x2)
· Harmon Rocket
· Vans RV-7
· Cessna C-177 Cardinal
· Pazmany PL-2
· Vari-Eaze Canard
Download Air Show Posters
U-2 Dragon Lady Air Show PosterUS SOCOM Para-Commandos Air Show Poster
P-51 Mustang Air Show Poster

JBA 2015 Air Show poster with F-35 Lightning II

Contact Information
Vendors: (301) 981-1002
Commercial Sponsors: (202) 560-7938
Exhibits: (240) 612-6400
Additional Links
FAQ and Prohibited Items List
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Website last reviewed on Oct. 7, 2015.