Got Air Show Questions?

  • Published

The Thunder Over Georgia Air Show will kick off at Robins Oct. 1 & 2. The show will include performances from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Special operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team – known as the Black Daggers, multiple warbird acts, aerial acrobatic rock star Patty Wagstaff and others.

With an air show comes questions. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions and answers:

What time do the gates open?

The gates will open at 9 a.m.

What time does the show start?

Opening ceremony will begin at 11a.m.

How long will the air show last?

The air show will end at about 5 p.m. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Is there a fee for admission or parking?

No. Admission and parking are free. No tickets necessary.

What time will the shuttle buses start running and for how long?

Bus transportation to the show will start at 8:30 a.m. both days. The shuttles will run from the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Anchor Glass until all spectators are off the base.

Will there be handicap buses available?

Yes. There will be handicap, wheelchair accessible buses running to accommodate on and off base air show attendees. Individuals will be directed to the appropriate bus.

Do I need an ID?

No. ID is not required to enter the show. However, if you are driving on base, the driver must possess a Department of Defense ID, as needed for regular base access. QIs Robins allowing vendors to vend at the air show? All vending will be through the National Concession Company.

Which day will the Thunderbirds be performing?

Both! The Thunderbirds will perform their demonstration both days weather permitting.

Will there be other performers at the air show besides the Thunderbirds?

A list of air show performers can be found on the air show website at The list of performers is continuously being updated. Acts subject to change.

Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?

Yes. This event will have jets that take off, land and perform. Hearing protection should be the same as used at any extremely loud event. Visitors to the air show are encouraged to bring some form of hearing protection.

Are cameras and video recorders allowed?

Yes. You may bring cameras and video recorders into the show. Please keep in mind that everything is subject to search.

Can I take pictures or get autographs?

Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and photos.

Will there be an ATM in case I need money?

Yes. Multiple ATMs will be available on site.

Can I bring in food and beverages?

No. They will be available on site for purchase.

Are coolers permitted at the air show?

No. Coolers are not permitted inside the air show gates.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, no pets except for service animals allowed.

Can I leave and re-enter the Air show?

Yes. You can leave and return as often as needed.

Can you bring lawn chairs?

Yes. Lawn chairs, camp chairs and blankets are allowed. Lounge chairs are not permitted. Keep in mind that everything is subject to search. QIs there shade? There are limited areas of shade available throughout the flight line. Also you can take a walk through one of our larger static displays to get a break from the sun.

What happens if it rains?

In the event of rain some flying demonstrations may be postponed or cancelled. However, unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of the visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications.