Security Procedures for the 2017 Air Show

Visitors may purchase food and beverages at the show, but are prohibited from bringing containers like backpacks and coolers on base.

Safety concerns related to the presence of jet fuel severely restrict where people can smoke on base and at the air show.  These restrictions will be enforced for the safety of everyone present.

Pets should be left at home and will not be allowed in to the air show unless they are official service animals (such as seeing-eye dogs).

Possession of firearms on a military installation is prohibited.

Base officials may adjust security measures as needed.


Common Questions & Answers

Is it safe to come to the air show?
Safety is always a primary concern at air shows. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans works very closely with local and federal authorities to ensure safety.  NAS JRB New Orleans follows and enforces all security rules and regulations as required.  You will notice extra uniformed security at the air show, both military and civilian.

What are the changes to air show security?
Due to heightened security requirements, containers such as backpacks and coolers are will be prohibited on the airfield.  Some exceptions will be made for items such as diaper bags, purses and folding lawn chairs, but visitors must submit them to security personnel for an inspection. Weapons are strictly prohibited.  Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, blades (including pocket knives), and blunt objects. Patrons with firearms will be asked to leave the installation or their weapons will be confiscated and will not be returned.

If I cannot bring something into the air show, can I go out to my car during the show?
Yes.  Since the show has no admission fee, you may leave and re-enter as you desire.  Anyone re-entering will have to go through security checkpoints again.

Can I bring a fanny pack?
Small fanny packs are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint.

Can I bring a purse?
Purses are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Extra-large purses (tote bag type) are not permitted.

Can I bring my camera/video camera/cell phone?
Yes.  There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted.  Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home.  A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.

Can I bring water, drinks and/or food?
No.  The Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, in the interest of safety and security, prohibits all outside food and beverage, with the exception of food necessary for infants.  All items are subject to search and approval by security personnel at the checkpoints. 

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