Maxwell Air Show

April 8 & 9, 2017, Montgomery AL

Welcome to the Maxwell Air Show

Breaking Barriers Since 1947

Come join us in celebrating the Air Force's 70th Anniversary during the Maxwell Air Force Base two-day Air Show and Open House, April 8-9, 2017.  Admission is free to the public.  The theme is Heritage to Horizon: Legacy of the Great War--A Century of Airpower, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI and a century of airpower. The base is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days.  The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird demonstration team will perform on both days along with a variety of static displays and air and ground demonstrations.

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Guest Information

Visitors should be prepared for unpredictable Alabama weather by wearing sunscreen, rain jacket and hearing protection. Other things to consider bringing:
  • Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)
  • Hearing protection for children
  • Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children
  • Stadium chair or cushion for free bleacher seating (collapsible camping chairs are fine, but subject to search)
  • Visitors may want to bring cash as many booths will be selling food, beverages, and souvenirs.
In order to keep the security lines moving as quickly as possible, please take note of prohibited tems while planning your day at Aviation Nation. The following is a list of banned items that will be confiscated or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate if brought to the Maxwell Air Show:

  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, tasers/stun guns, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, batons (collapsible or otherwise), mace and pepper spray
  • Firearms of any type (regardless of open/concealed carry: NO FIREARMS)
  • Toys that resemble firearms
  • Flammable items, and fireworks, laser pointers, noise makers and air horns
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Spray paint, silly string, aerosol containers with the exception of sunscreen/sunblock and bug spray
  • Outside food, water, coolers, grills, glass containers, ceramic containers/bottles of any kind are prohibited. Aluminum cans are prohibited, however, aluminum containers are authorized but must be emptied prior to entry. Security Forces will make exceptions for medical/children needs as necessary. Medical needs must be validated; example: medical alert bracelet or prescription stating the need, etc.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) also known as drones, for any purpose whatsoever, are not permitted on the premises; personnel found operating and in possession of such will have UAV confiscated
  • RC motorized grounds vehicles (cars/trucks, etc.)
  • Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, medical marijuana
  • Dry ice
  • Bicycles, skateboards, hover boards, scooters, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
  • Frisbees, balloons, sport balls, beach balls, or any such projectile
  • Obscene/indecent clothing, banners, signs, or other materials
  • Excessively large items and bags (the only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses, and small camera bags at or below 21 inches long, 10 inches wide, 10 inches deep)
  • All other items may be refused after being deemed inappropriate or unsafe at the discretion of Security Forces
All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces.
Flying acts will begin at 11:00 a.m. Specific times for each act will not be listed due to variables such as weather, aircraft maintenance, etc. However the acts will perform in the following order on both Saturday and Sunday:  
  1. U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue Parachute Team
  2. WWI Aviation, from theOld Rhinebeck Aerodrome; Fokker D-7
  3. WWI Aviation; from Friends of Jenny/Dorian Walker; Curtiss JN-4H
    Greg Shelton Solo; 450 Super Stearman
  4. Jeremy Holt Acrobatics, Skybolt 540
  5. Jerry Conley in world's 1st single-engine jet fighter; DeHavilland Vampire
  6. Tora Tora Tora!; T-6 & P-40
  7. Greg Colyer's Acemaker; T-33
  8. B2 Spirit Flyby;509th Bomber Wing, Whiteman AFB
  9. Patrouille de France Aerial Demonstration Team; Apha Jet
  10. Bill Stein Acrobatics; Edge 540
  11. Close Air Support Demonstration;187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, AL; Alabama Air National Guard's two F-16 Fighting Falcons, with Ground Convoy from Alabama National Guard
  12. Cargo drop by the908th Airlift Wing. Maxwell AFB; C-130 Hercules
  13. Greg Shelton Wing Walker; 450 Super Stearman
  14. Rob Holland Acrobatics; MXS-RH
  15. Rocket Launch; Class 2 Rockets
  16. United States Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team; F-16 Fighting Falcons
  • C-5 Galaxy
  • C-17
  • B-1 Lancer
  • KC-135
  • C-130 Hercules
  • Blackhawk
  • Apache
  • TH-1H (Huey)
  • B-25
  • C-47
  • P-51
  • C-45
  • T-6
  • F-22
  • F-35
  • A-10
  • F-16
  • T-38
  • T-1
  • Cessna 182
  • Cessna 172
  • B-2 (Fly-By)
  • Nieuport 23
  • Grob 109 B
  • Cirrus SR-22
  • Rutan Long EZ
  • Sopwith Camel (CAV)
  • Phalz D. III (CAV)

Free parking is available on-base.

Off-base parking will be available at Cramton Bowl in downtown Montgomery. The buses will run from 8am-6pm.

RV/OVERSIZE VEHICLE PARKING:  RV and oversize vehicles (travel trailers, vehicles bigger than a normal parking spot, etc) MUST enter Day Street gate. They be directed to TURN RIGHT onto Selfridge Street and will park in the RV/Oversize parking area.

DISABLED OR HANDICAP PARKING: Please have your respective disabled/handicap hang-tag placard visibly displayed in the windshield for clear identification and available to show the traffic detail as needed. Personnel will be directed to the disabled/handicap parking area at the first intersection after entering the base. 

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Contact Information

42d FSS Marketing Director

Stacy King

For assistance, call:

42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

155 Twining St.
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112

Commercial Sponsorship

Paige Thornton
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Air Show Volunteer Opportunities

Cristyn Cooper

Maxwell AFB Private Organizations

Amy Brightbill

Vendor Requests

Heather Bethune

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