About the Air & Space Expo
75th Anniversary Est 1947The Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo is JBA's opportunity to say "thank you" to our community, the state, and the National Capital Region. 
Joint Base Andrews is scheduled to hold a free expo, with Air Force premier aerial demonstrations, Sept. 17-18, 2022.
Among other commemorations, this year's Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo will celebrate the Air Force's 75th Anniversary. 
"Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive...the Air Force at 75"
All performances are subject to change. 

  ☆  Free General Admission  ☆  

No ticket required for the general public

Purchase Premium seating tickets here!

(Disclaimer: No Federal Endorsement Intended, this link will take you off the JBA website).

☆  The ramp opens at 9 a.m!  
2022 JBA Air & Space Expo map for Public
  ☆  Aerial Performers  ☆  

Thunderbirds No. 5 and 6 perform a reflection pass during a practice show at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., on Aug. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jack Braden)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roberto Tejada-Najera, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, prepares to launch out Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team commander and pilot, for a Heritage Flight performance at the Sun n' Fun Holiday Flying Festival, Dec. 5, 2020, Lakeland, Fla.. The F-35A Lightning ll demonstration team's mission is to showcase the Air Force's premiere fifth-generation multirole stealth fighter jet to a global audience, and is based out of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

  ☆  F-35 Lightning II Demo Team / Media Kit  ☆  


The legendary P-51 Mustang dominated the skies over Western Europe after it was introduced in World War II.

  ☆  Air Force Heritage Flight (F-35/P-51)  ☆  


A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft flies over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Mar. 27, 2017. This aircraft was developed for the USAF in the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas

  ☆  C-17 Demo Team  ☆  


Sgt. 1st Class Houston Creech of the U.S. Army Parachute Team lands the American flag banner on a demonstration jump on to the beach in Miami, Florida on 28 May, 2022. The jump is part of the Hyundai Miami Air and Sea Show on 28 and 29 May. (U.S. Army photo by Megan Hackett)

  ☆  U.S. Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights  ☆  


The Wings of Blue have a long standing commitment to personal and organizational excellence as well as a storied history of success.

  ☆  USAFA Wings of Blue  ☆  


The H-65 Dolphin has been in the Coast Guard’s inventory since 1984.

  ☆  MH-65D Coast Guard Demo  ☆  


  ☆  Commemorative Air Force Aircraft: B-17, B-25, B-24, B-29   ☆  


The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years.

  ☆  KC-135 Stratotanker  ☆


A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Afghanistan, March 17, 2020.

  ☆  F-16 Fighting Falcon  ☆  


The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various missions.

  ☆  UH-1N Huey  ☆  


The B-1B's blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines, combine to provide long range, maneuverability and high speed while enhancing survivability.

  ☆  B-1B Lancer  ☆  


he B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions.

  ☆  B-2 Spirit  ☆ 





  ☆  Civilian Performers  ☆ 

Patty Wagstaff's skill is based on years of training and experience. She is a six-time recipient of the "First Lady of Aerobatics" Betty Skelton Award; an inductee into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the National Air and Space Museum's Award for Current Achievement.
  ☆  Patty Wagstaff  ☆  


Since 1973, Kent Pietsch has performed his incredible aerobatic routines for millions of people at more than 400 shows that have taken him to quality venues throughout the United States.
​  ☆  Kent Pietsch  ☆  


Rob Holland is one of the premier airshow performers and freestyle aerobatic competition pilots in the world today. With more than a quarter of a million Facebook followers alone, Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows has the single largest social media following of any civilian airshow performer worldwide.
  ☆  Rob Holland AeroSports  ☆  

Ladies for Liberty have been known for their renditions of 1940s, WWII, 1950s Korean War Era, and 1960s Vietnam War Era music.

  ☆  Ladies For Liberty  ☆  


A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted a training flight from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, June 26, 2017.

  ☆  AFTERSHOCK  ☆  





  ☆  Aircraft Static Displays  ☆ 
  ☆  F-16 Fighting Falcon  ☆  UH-1N Huey  ☆  T-6 Texan II  ☆  T-38 Talon  ☆  T-1 Jayhawk  ☆  C-5M Super Galaxy  ☆  C-17 Globemaster III  ☆  AC-130J Ghostrider  ☆  HH-60W ‘Jolly Green II’  ☆  F-15E Strike Eagle  ☆  B-1B Lancer  ☆  B-52H Stratofortress  ☆  KC-46 Pegasus  ☆  U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey ☆ U.S.Army AH-64E Apache  ☆  MD State Police  ☆  Civil Air Patrol  ☆  UH-72A  ☆  UH-60  ☆  HC-130J Combat King II  ☆  A-10  ☆  KC-135  ☆  KC-10  ☆  EC-130  ☆  UC-35  ☆  F-15E  ☆  F-15C  ☆  T-28  ☆  F-22 Raptor  ☆  CH-47  ☆  

  ☆  Special Aircraft: L-17 Navion, C-172, T-34, C-47, L-26B, CJ-6  ☆  



  ☆  Check out the schedule and lineup here!  ☆  
  ☆  STEAM Exhibitors  ☆  
The following exhibitors will be representing the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics with various displays.

☆  316th Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal  ☆  316th Wing Medical Group  ☆  316th Wing Operations Support Squadron  ☆  Air Force Art Program  ☆  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AF OSR)  ☆  Air Force District of Washington - Aerospace Physiology  ☆  Air Force Office of Special Investigations  ☆  Air Force Band  ☆  American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA)  ☆  Civil Air Patrol STEAM  ☆  International Space Station (ISS)  ☆  Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.  ☆  LEGO Education  ☆  Maryland STEM Festival  ☆  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ☆  Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal  ☆  National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)  ☆  National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)  ☆  Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock  ☆  Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum  ☆   SparkX Cell: Innovation & Idea Center  ☆


  ☆  Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)  ☆  

☆  Ameresco   ☆  Balfour Beatty   ☆  Cube Root   ☆  GHD   ☆  Gilbane Building Company  ☆ Jacobs ☆ Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command   ☆  Per-geesh Construction   ☆  TMG Construction Corporation   ☆  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  ☆ 


STEAM Field Trip

For all schools and educational organizations wanting to participate in the STEAM Field Trip event on Friday, September 16th, please send an email to 744.CS.AirShowSTEM-Exhibitors@us.af.mil with the name of your school and a point of contact. The JBA Airshow STEAM Field Trip Team will respond within 24 hours.



  ☆  Free General Admission  ☆  

No ticket required for the general public

Purchase Premium seating tickets here 

(Disclaimer: No Federal Endorsement Intended, this link will take you off the JBA website).



  ☆  Parking  ☆  

Guests will park at FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, North Englewood, Maryland 20785, and be bused to the Joint Base Andrews flight line.

Buses start running at 8:30 a.m.

Arrival: Buses will stop running from FedEx Field to the JBA flight line at 1 p.m.

Departure: Buses will run continuously from the JBA flight line to go to FedEx Field from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



☆  Traffic Routes for FedEx Field Parking ☆  

Ingress to FedEx Field
Sean Taylor and Medical Center Drive are the only two roads that attendees can drive their vehicles to enter FedEx Field.
Egress out of FedEx Field
Prior to 1:30 p.m.: Garrett A Morgan and Sean Taylor
After 1:30 p.m.: Sean Taylor and Medical Center Drive

All attendees will have to walk from their vehicles to the magnetometers to get checked prior to loading onto the buses.

There will be ADA Parking. Stay in the left lane and follow the directions to the designated parking location.

RideShare should enter on Sean Taylor, they will be allowed to drop off their occupants and exit from Garrett A Morgan.

Metro Access Vans should enter on Garrett A Morgan.  They will be escorted to the property line and after drop off, exit from Garrett A Morgan.

*Any belongings that are not allowed onto the shuttle must be secured by the attendee prior to loading onto the bus.*



  ☆  DoD Personnel  ☆  

The following parking instructions apply to DoD cardholders for all days: 16-18 Sept

If you are a DoD cardholder, you can sponsor up to 6 individuals in the same vehicle to gain access onto the installation without visitor passes starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. 

All DoD guests should enter the Pearl Harbor Gate or Virginia Gate 

Click here for directions to the gates for JBA

DoD guests will park on the Eastside ramp (459th/113th MPA)  

Signs and traffic control points will be in place to guide guests to the location.

Once parked, guests will go through a security screening process and have their hand stamped to show they have been vetted and will be shuttled directly to the flight line.


Prohibited Items

Beverages - Reusable emptied personal bottles are permitted  (i.e: Nalgene bottles) 

All Food (Unless diabetic, with ID to verify)

Narcotics & Paraphernalia


Weapons of any type

Roller Blades, Skates and Skateboards


Pets (Exception: service animals)

VHF Receivers


Allowed Items

Service Animals

All bags are subject to search ( I.e. Coolers, Fanny Packs, Purses, Camera bags, Diaper Bags)

Empty water bottles for use with water refilling stations on base 

Portable Lawn Chairs

Collapsible strollers and wagons

Handheld umbrellas

Collapsible tripod and monopods     


Please note: JBA's after-hours Lost and Found location is the Visitor Control Center.


FSS Hours of Operation

FSS Hours of Operation,  16-18 September 2022


The Base Exchange and Commissary are closed during the JBA 2022 Air & Space Expo


Question:  When is the Air & Space Expo?

A: The JBA 2022 Air & Space Expo is open to the public on September 17th and 18th.  Friday, September 16th is open for DoD personnel and those being sponsored by DoD personnel.

Question:  How much is the event?

A: The JBA 2022 Air & Space Expo is free and open to the general public. Information about Premium seating can be found here.

Question:  Where do we park?

A: Civilians may park at FedEx Field where they will be screened before boarding buses to JBA.

Question:  Can I bring in a water bottle?

A: Empty re-usable bottles, such as Nalgene bottles, are permitted at the Air & Space Expo. The public will be able to utilize them at our water refilling stations once they arrive.

Question:  Does the Air & Space Expo still take place when it rains?

A: Yes, but some demonstrations may not depending on the severity of weather conditions.

Question:   My father is 75 years old and he needs a wheelchair to walk around. Can I bring the wheelchair to the Air & Space Expo?

A:  Yes, wheelchairs are permitted, but not provided. Once at FedEx Field, spectators will be directed to handicap accessible shuttle buses which will bring them to the show.

Question: Are there prohibited items?

A: Yes. The list of prohibited items can be viewed here: https://www.jba.af.mil/Air-Space-Expo-2022/.

Question:  Can I smoke?

A: No, Joint Base Andrews is a smoke-free installation. 

Question:  Is there a schedule for the performances?

A: Check out the schedule here. Static displays will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Question:  Are baby formula and baby food permitted?

A: Yes, baby formula, expressed milk, and pureed baby food are all permitted. Coolers must be 12”x12” or smaller.

Question:  What emergency medical services will be available?

A:  Limited medical care will be available. Spectators should ensure they bring any necessary scheduled & emergency medications (insulin, inhalers, allergy medications, etc.) with them to the event. Sunscreen, bug spray, eye and hearing protection may be available for purchase, but it is highly recommended spectators bring their own items. Also, spectators should be aware of weather conditions and evaluate their personal ability to tolerate heat/cold while ambulating over long distances or waiting in lines for transportation, vendors, etc.

Question:  Can I bring my service animal?

A: Yes. All service animals must be properly marked and always on a leash. If these procedures are not followed, you and your service animal will be asked to leave.   

Question:  How many guests can I sponsor as a DoD cardholder?

A: If you are a DoD cardholder, you can sponsor up to 6 individuals in the same vehicle to gain access onto the installation Sept. 16-18 without visitor passes.

Question:  What is the Lost and Found policy?

A: If you have lost an item at the Airshow, the pick-up location can be found on the map here. All items that are not picked up by the end of the day will be transferred to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) near the Main gate. All items will be held until 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. 

Question: Please define DoD ID card credentials.

A:  Identification which is issued and authorized by the Department of Defense to obtain access to DoD installations. Find the specified list of authorized credentials here.

Question: Are face masks required to attend the Air & Space Expo?

A:  Face masks are optional. 


Media RSVP

Thank you for your interest in covering the 2022 Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo. The media RSVP period has ended. We will no longer accept requests. 



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Contact Us

Check for updates on the Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo Facebook page.

Contact the base operator at 301-981-1110

To reach the Public Affairs office call 240-612-4428


Airshow Marketing Director/Sponsorship CoordinatorWilliam H. Lane, Deputy Director, 316th Mission Support Group;  william.lane.17@us.af.mil