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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | May 10, 2019

The 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo

11th Wing Public Affairs

The "Legends in Flight" JBA Air & Space Expo will start this weekend, May 10-12, as a way to build upon the longstanding relationship between JBA members and the local community, and to showcase military strength and airpower.

This year’s air show features a variety of aerial demonstrations, including performances by the Air Force Thunderbirds, Navy Blue Angels, A-10 Demonstration Team and Army Golden Knights . Featured static displays will include an KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III, UH-60, UH-1N Iroquios, CV-22 Osprey, and much more.

The air show kicks off Friday, May 10, with a full program open to Department of Defense cardholders and special invitees only. There will be special parking on base for DOD cardholders and their guests. Attendees for Friday and DoD cardholders will park on the East side of base to be bussed to the West side where the entrance is.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, JBA will open it's gates to the public.

No general admission tickets are required to see the show. Attendance is free and open to the public.

DOD-Only Day:

May 10 is open to valid DOD ID cardholders and their guests. Base access requires any form of standard issued ID that would grant admission to the installation on a normal day. Personnel with a valid DOD credential can escort up to 10 personnel in the same vehicle as the cardholder on to the base.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. each day.

On the DOD-only day of the air show, attendees should follow security forces instructions and posted signs to the designated parking areas.

Air Show May 11 and 12:

On Saturday and Sunday, the 2017 JBA Air Show is open to the public.

No public parking is available on the base.

Shuttles to the Andrews Air Show will run from FedEx Field. In-bound buses to the event will begin shuttling guests at 8 a.m. and stop running at 1 p.m. The Morgan Boulevard Station on the Silver or Blue Line is the closest station to the stadium.  

For FedEx parking, those requiring Americans with Disabilities Act parking access are encouraged to use the Morgan Boulevard entrance to the arena. 

Prohibited Items at the Air Show:

Guests will not be able to bring food or beverages. Both will be available for purchase as well as hydration stations where free water will be available.

Drones and radio scanners will not be permitted on the installation.

Any illegal items or substances, and items perceived to pose a threat will not be allowed.

Please contact 11th Wing public affairs office at 240-612-4428 with any questions. The most current information can be found on our Facebook and the Legends in Flight Air & Expo page.

Federal law enforcement agents may arrest anyone for possession of marijuana on federal property, which includes military bases. The THC contained in marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, and not permitted on base.