All individuals entering the flight line area through the entry control points are subject to search. Please arrive early, pay attention to all signs and announcements and be patient. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of all those attending the Air Show. Air show programs will be available for purchase at the show.
What time does the show start and end? Air Show gates open at 8 a.m. both days and the show is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.. The Blue Angels are the final performers each show day.
Other than the air show, what other attractions will be at the show? In addition to the air show, spectators can enjoy a collection of aircraft on display, virtual games and other attractions/displays at vendor booths, food booths, souvenir booths, and a kids’ fun-zone!
The show schedule is the same each day. Low clouds or high winds can affect the performer’s acts. What happens if it rains? Unfortunately due to performer scheduling, there are no rain dates for the event. Check our website for foul weather announcements. What is the temperature at the show? The average temperature in April is 78 degrees. It can be windy on the tarmac. We suggest layers as the temperatures can vary from morning to afternoon.
Should I bring hearing protection? Yes, hearing protection is highly encouraged for all Air Show spectators, especially young children. Ear plugs will be available for purchase at the Air Show.
What is the schedule for the Air Show? Due to security restrictions the exact schedule will not be published prior to the show.
How do I get to NAS JRB New Orleans? NAS JRB New Orleans is located on Hwy. 23 in Belle Chasse, La. Please visit the Parking and Directional tab at www.neworleansairshow (web site) for more information on directions to the Air Show.
Will an ATM be available? Yes.
Do the vendors take credit cards? Some do and some don't, however an ATM is available on the site.
Is there shade? Shade is limited. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.
Are wagons and strollers allowed? Yes. Be mindful that strollers, carriages and wagons cannot take up aisle space in the seating areas and have to be stowed under the bleachers. Also, these items must easily fit onto the shuttle buses that will carry patrons to the flight line.
Are strollers or wheelchairs available for rent at the show? At this time there is no vendor renting these items.
Are pets allowed on the air show grounds? No, pets are NOT permitted other than service animals. The crowds and noise are not suitable for pets. At no time will pets be left unattended in the parking areas or in cars.
Is smoking permitted? Smoking, vaping and e-cigarette use is NOT permitted anywhere on the flight line in the vicinity of aircraft, vendor tents or chalets. There is a designated smoking area. May I bring lawn chairs or blankets? Chairs and blankets are permitted and recommended for general spectator seating.
Are coolers allowed at the event? No. The only exceptions are small coolers to hold formula bottles for babies.
Will outside food and drinks be allowed? No. No outside food or beverages are permitted on the flight line except baby formula/breast milk. There will be a variety of food and beverage vendors available for purchase at the Air Show. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase from Air Show vendors.
Will outside alcoholic beverages be allowed? No. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from the Air Show vendors.
Are bags allowed? Most bags will not be allowed to include backpacks and large camera bags. Only small purses and diaper bags will be accepted, and are subject to search. Please bring only what you can hand carry.
Can we bring a pop-up tent? No, pop up tents are not permitted.
Are roller skates, skateboards, hoverboards, bikes, or personal golf carts permitted on the air show grounds? No. None of these items are permitted due to security and safety restrictions. Handicap scooters and electric wheelchairs are permitted.
Are there any restrictions on bringing weapons to the event? Yes. No weapons are permitted on NAS JRB New Orleans. Weapons including pocket knives, multi-tools, replica/toy weapons or pepper spray are NOT permitted, and will be confiscated.
Can I bring in photography and camera equipment? Photography and camera equipment are permitted, but must be hand carried. Also, in order to keep the entry line moving along, you will want to bring only what is absolutely needed. Please be considerate of those trying to view the show and do not block their view by setting up tripods in front of their seats.
Are cell phones, laptop computers and iPads allowed? Yes.
Are FRS/GMRS radios allowed? FRS/GMRS radios are permitted. VHF band and other scanners are also permitted, but transmitters/transceivers are not.
Where do I park? There are two primary parking areas, accessible through the NAS JRB gate off of Barriere Road and through the Blue Gate entrance to the base, which is just south of the main gate on Hwy. 23. Guests will board shuttles at the parking areas to be taken to the flight line entry control points for the air show. (Shuttle space is limited so large strollers may not fit and will need to be left in your vehicle).
Entrance through the main gate is available ONLY to handicapped guests, military members, base residents and base employees with proper identification. Is there handicapped parking available? Handicapped guests should enter the base via the main gate at the base on Hwy 23 or the "Blue Gate" which is approximately a half mile south of the main gate. Security personnel will issue handicapped parking passes once the guest has provided proof either by license plate, state issued placard or I.D.
Is it possible to drop people off at the flight line entrance gates and then go park? Unfortunately this is not allowed.
Can I ride a bike or motorcycle? Yes. Bicyclists and motorcyclists will be directed by security for parking.
Will RVs/travel trailer be allowed to enter the base for the air show? RV/Travel Trailers are allowed onto NAS JRB New Orleans for the air show but must enter via the rear gate off of Barriere Road. RV parking is available but please keep in mind that parking is a first-come-
first-served basis and very limited. No overnight RV/travel trailer parking will be permitted. Also, those who travel to the air show in RVs or travel trailers may not set up camp in the parking areas. Qualified base patrons may contact the MWR RV Park for camping reservations in the RV park, however, it is strongly advised qualified patrons NOT plan to arrive on air show days (April 22-23).
Are buses allowed? Yes, buses are allowed. Buses will be directed by security for parking.
*Schedules and performers are subject to change without notice.