139th Airlift Wing in partnership with the City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need tickets? What tickets are available?
General admission to the show is free, but you do need a free pass. Premium seating options are available for purchase, but not required to attend the air show.
Premium Box Seats: Pick a seat that will be assigned to you for the day, located on the flight line.
Flight Line Club: Seating, shaded and unshaded, on the flight line. Buffet-style lunch, soft drinks and water for the day.
Seating options can be purchased on our tickets page.
GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE SHOW IS FREE.
The following items are NOT allowed:
Backpacks or other large bags
Flammable liquids and explosive materials
Roller blades or skates
Outside food or beverages
Canopies, tents, or large umbrellas
Amnesty boxed are located at the Entry Control Points for items prohibited into the Air Show. Security is not responsible for any items put into the Amnesty Boxes.
ALL BAGS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME.
What am I allowed to bring?
The following items are allowed:
Strollers or wagons
Wheelchairs and motorized scooters (Note: There is no place to plug in and recharge)
Small coolers for medical purposes or baby items
Small, personal umbrellas. Umbrellas are not allowed inside the Premium Box Seating area.
Small bags, such as a purse or diaper bag
Folding or camping chairs
Blanket to sit on
ALL BAGS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME.
What time does the show start?
The gates will open each day at approximately 8:00am and close each day at approximately 4:00pm. Flying starts at noon.
Where can I find a show schedule?
We list our performers, but cannot give specific times at which the acts will fly. Schedules are finalized much closer to the show and depend on availability and various other conditions. All acts are subject to change/cancellation without notice. You can find a general schedule of the entire day on our schedule page.
Is the show the same both Saturday and Sunday?
The air show is expected to be the same both days. There may be some variations depending on special aircraft, which may make only a one-day-fly-by appearance. Schedules and acts are subject to change without notice.
Where is the air show?
Rosecrans Memorial Airport
100B NW Rosecrans Road
St. Joseph, MO 65403
Where can I purchase tickets?
Advance tickets can be purchased online from our website. Visit our TICKETS page for more details. Tickets will also be sold at the gate for a higher price, while supplies last. We cannot guarantee there will be tickets left.
Do you offer any military, senior, or other discounts?
The only discount that we offer is the lower price of buying your ticket in advance online, versus the price you would pay at the gate.
Are children free?
Children prices are for ages 4-12. Three (3) and under are admitted free!
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are NOT allowed onto the air show area and should NOT be left in vehicles. Because of the festival setting with food and beverage vendors, the Health Department prohibits animals, other than legally allowed service animals. Please also understand that temperatures on the tarmac area can easily reach over 100 degrees and will burn your pets feet. The loud noises of the planes and pyrotechnics can injure their sensitive hearing and/or frighten your animal. Please leave your pet(s) at home where they are safe.
Is parking free? What about handicapped parking?
General parking, including handicapped parking, is free. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. If you are needing handicapped parking, please have your state-issued tag or placard in the car to be sure the parking attendants direct you to the appropriate areas. Please arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
Parking will be managed by numerous law enforcement agencies.
Do I need to print my tickets?
No, you do not have to print your tickets. You may display your tickets on your phone from your email. The ticket scanners at the gate can scan phone screens. Be sure to have the tickets on your phone ready to be scanned before you get to the ticket takers.
I can't find my tickets.
Tickets purchased in advance are sent to an email address. You may need to check any junk or spam folders you have just incase. If you need your tickets resent to you, please contact AttendStar at 615-223-1008.
What if it rains?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds, regardless of weather unless the gates do not open as scheduled. The show is rain or shine, and performers can adjust their flying to various weather conditions.
Will there be shade?
Air shows are held under an open sky. Please bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You may also bring a small personal umbrella. No large umbrellas, tents, or canopies allowed. Umbrellas will not be allowed in the Premium Box Seating area.
Can I leave to go to my car and come back?
Re-entry will not be allowed once you have left the gates.
Can I fly in?
You may fly in to the airport by 10:00am either Saturday or Sunday. You will be directed to park at the FBO. You may pre-purchase your tickets online or buy at the FBO (tickets cost more the day of the show). Your plane will be taken care of by the FBO and you will have transportation to the other side of the field for the air show. They will pick you up after the show. You can expect to depart around 5:00pm.
How can I volunteer for the air show?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! If you would like to volunteer, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I ensure my child will be safe?
There will be a large number of local law enforcement present. Every child will be given a wristband with their parent/guardian's phone number.
Is it all seating or standing room only?
For general admission, it is standing room around the aircraft. You may bring your own lawn/folding chairs or blankets to sit on.
Premium Seating is available for purchase, but it is optional. General admission to the show is free. More information about our seating options can be found on our tickets page.
Can I get a refund or exchange?
All sales are final. In the event of performer illness, inclement weather, or technical issues, there will not be a refund or exchange given.