Friday, September 15 / DoD cardholders only

Remember Friday is not open to the Public. For DoD ID card holders wishing to attend the DoD only performance on Friday Sept 15, please use the Virginia and Pearl Harbor Gates. DoD ID cardholders can park on base all three days. Please plan accordingly.
9am               Ramp Opens
10am             Opening Ceremonies
10:10am        USAF Thunderbirds
10:30am       Takeoff
11:30am        Thunderbirds Performance ends
11:30-            Aerial Demonstrations: Warbird Aircraft, Aerobatic Aircraft, Military Aircraft
1:45pm         The F-22 Demonstration will not perform on Friday Due to an alternate tasking

• All times and acts are subject to change with no notice.

Saturday September 16, Open to the Public

Gates will open at 9am and close at 5pm each day. Free public parking will be available at FedEx Field with shuttles taking attendees to the base from 8am to 1pm and from the base to FedEx Field until 5pm. No public parking will be available on Joint Base Andrews. Please see the Parking Fedex tab for details.

9am                Ramp Opens
10:30am         Opening Ceremonies
10:40-3pm      Aerial Demonstrations:  Warbird Aircraft, Aerobatic Aircraft, Golden Knights, Military Aircraft
3pm                USAF Thunderbirds
3:30pm           Takeoff
4:15pm           Thunderbirds Performance ends

• All times and acts are subject to change with no notice.

Sunday September 17, Open to the Public

Gates will open at 9am and close at 5pm each day. Free public parking will be available at FedEx Field with shuttles taking attendees to the base from 8am to 1pm and from the base to FedEx Field until 5pm. No public parking will be available on Joint Base Andrews. Please see the Parking Fedex tab for details.

9am                Ramp Opens
10:30am         Opening Ceremonies
10:40-3pm      Aerial Demonstrations:  Warbird Aircraft, Aerobatic Aircraft, Golden Knights, Military Aircraft
3pm                USAF Thunderbirds
3:30pm           Takeoff
4:15pm           Thunderbirds Performance ends

• All times and acts are subject to change with no notice.

Metro Access

Morgan Boulevard Station on the Silver or Blue Line is the closest station to FedEx Field. Shuttles to the Andrews Air Show will run from FedEx Field starting at 8am. In-bound buses to the event will stop running at 1PM on Saturday and Sunday. Security and parking space prohibit unauthorized vehicle admission to Andrews Air Force Base.

Parking at FedEx Field

Remember Friday is not open to the Public. Security and parking space prohibit unauthorized vehicle admission to Joint Base Andrews. Free public parking will be available at FedEx Field on Saturday and Sunday, with shuttles taking attendees to the base from 8am to 1pm and from the base to FedEx Field until 5pm. No public parking will be available on Joint Base Andrews. FedEx Field parking opens at 7am Sept 16 & 17. FedEx Field is the only civilian parking option this year. There is no Branch Ave parking. DoD ID cardholders can park on base all three days. Please plan accordingly.

Directions to FedEx Field

Northern Virginia
 I-495/I-95 North to exit 15B (Central Ave. West). Turn right on Garrett A. Morgan Blvd.
 
 Montgomery and Howard Counties
 I-495/I-95 South to I-95 exit 17B Landover Road. Turn left on Brightseat Road.
 
 Washington, DC
 East Capitol Street to Central Avenue. Turn left on Garrett A. Morgan Blvd.

FAQ

Question:  When is the air show?

A: The Andrews Air Show is September 15 for DoD Only, 16 & 17 open to the public.

Question:  How much is the event?

A: The Andrews Air Show is Free to all.

Question:  Where do we park?

A: Civilians may park at FedEx Field.  DoD ID cardholders may park on base.  Please utilize either the Virginia or Pearl Harbor gates for entry.

Question:  Can I bring in a water bottle?

A: Empty water bottles are allowed at the Air Show. The public will be able to utilize them at our water refilling stations once they arrive.

Question:  Does the air show still take place when it rains?

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

Question:  Can I bring guests in with my DoD ID card (ie, non-DoD employees) on Friday?

A: DoD members may escort as many non-DoD members as will fit with seat belts, in their own vehicle up to 10 personnel.  Walking access DoD members may escort up to 10 personnel.

Question:  Where do we park for the event Friday?

A: After accessing base through the Virginia or Pearl Harbor gates, DoD members will be directed to specified parking locations.

Question:  Will the shuttle buses run from FedEx Field on Friday?

A: There will be no off-base shuttle service on September 15th.

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

A:  Yes, wheelchairs are allowed. Once at FedEx Field, you will be directed to handicap accessible shuttle buses which will bring you to the show

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.

Question:   Can arrangements be made for handicap parking or drop-off/pickup close to a seating area?  

A:  Unfortunately, we do not have shuttle service to/from drop off/pickup locations to the seating area due to foot traffic and aircraft proximity.

Question:   Can individuals with development disabilities attend the air show on Friday?

A:  Yes, if they are escorted by a DoD Authorized member.

Question:  Is there closer parking available to avoid taking a shuttle or metro?

A: Unfortunately, there are no closer parking lots available, and due to security restrictions there is no non-DoD ID cardholder foot traffic permitted through any gate.

Question:  Are we allowed to bring in chairs or is there seating available?

A: Yes, visitors are allowed to bring lawn chairs to place near the viewing area only.

Question:  Can members of the public (non-press) bring video cameras or photo cameras to the air show?

A: Yes, members of the public are allowed to bring cameras.

Question:  We have young kids we’d like to bring, but want to know when it starts so we can plan for nap time.  When will visitors be able to get on base?

A: Shuttles from FedEx Field begin shuttling guests at 8 a.m.

Security Rules

We are committed to ensuring visitors have a fun and safe experience during this year’s Joint Base Andrews Air Show. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that you observe the following guidelines.

Weapons are prohibited. All persons, vehicles and hand carried items are subject to search at anytime while on the installation. There is a no tolerance standard for fighting or protesting at anytime. Failure to follow the rules will result in prosecution and removal from the installation. Narcotics and paraphernalia are strictly prohibited. Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas that are clearly marked. Smoking around any aircraft is strictly prohibited at anytime. All patrons are highly encouraged to wear sunscreen.

Allowed Articles/Items
  Small Coolers (Medical Purposes Only)
  Empty water bottles for use with water refilling stations on base
  Fanny Packs
  Purses
  Camera Bags (Smaller then 1 cubic foot)
  Diaper Bags
  Portable Lawn Chairs
  Collapsible strollers
  Umbrellas
  Collapsible tripod and monopods

Prohibited Articles/Items
  All other Coolers (Hard or Soft, unless medically required)
  Backpacks
  Camelpacks
  Narcotics and Paraphernalia
  Camera Bags (Larger than 1 cubic foot)
  Roller Blades, Skates, and Skateboards
  Weapons: including, but not limited to knives, firearms, explosives, bio/radiological substances
  Bikes
  Pets
  All Food
  Beverages, Open or Closed (except baby formula)
  No Political Activity

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