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On Static Display
The following aircraft will also be available for public viewing: F-16, TC-135, B-52, RAF Tornado, E-3, T-38, F-18, EC-130, A-10, E-8, German Tornado, HC-130J and many more!
Schedule of Events
Gates will open at 8:30 a.m.. Flying is slated to begin at 11 a.m. and will ended around approximately 4:30 p.m.
Times, performances and aircraft are subject to change.
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook during the event for up-to-the-minute information. We will be announcing specific performances and important information.
What is the cost?
Admission is FREE. No tickets are available or required for general entry. General parking is also FREE.
Transportation: At this time public transport has not been established and may not be available. Personal vehicles are allowed entry through general public access areas.
Food, beverages and novelties will be available for purchase.
Water buffalos will also be available free to the public to fill the permitted clear water bottles.
Flight Line Club:
In the Flight Line Club Chalet you will experience:
-Preferred parking passes
-Shaded front line seating in spacious and exclusive viewing area
-Catered continental breakfast
-Unlimited water and soft drinks
-Private cash bar
Everyone is subject to search and will proceed through security checkpoints and search areas.
Exact checkpoint procedures will vary due to security posture and location of entry points.
Davis-Monthan Security Forces has the right to turn anyone away who fails to consent to a search.
-Carts for physically challenged/handicapped visitors
-Service animals for physically challenged visitors
-One clear plastic (no glass) water bottle with water per guest
-Baby food, baby water, formula, baby milk (no glass containers
-Political activity/demonstrations to include associated paraphernalia
-Outside food, beverages, or alcohol (exception see allowed items)
-Large backpacks, purses, or camera bags (larger than18X24in)
-Balloons, kites, sports equipment (footballs, kites, etc)
-Weapons (to include but not limited to: brass knuckles, all size knives, Leatherman type tools, mace, pepper spray, box cutters, nunchucks and all firearms)
-Military uniforms worn by non-military members
-Bicycles, scooters, skates, skateboards, go-carts
-Pets (exception for service animals, pets will not be left unattended in the parking area or inside a parked vehicle)
-Umbrellas, folding canopies
-Chairs and folding chairs
All gates should resume as normal around 7 p.m. All information is subject to change.
To ensure a smooth traffic flow, it is imperative that people adhere to all instructions given to them while entering or exiting parking areas. In-bound traffic through Craycroft Gate and Swan gate will be halted at approximately 2 p.m. You will NOT be permitted on base.
General public must enter through the Craycroft Gate or Swan Gate. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
Handicap parking is ONLY accessible through the Craycroft Gate.
Expect to do a lot of walking.
Military ID Card Holders
This applies to ID card holders only and does not apply to those with gate passes.
Regular base traffic must enter via the Wilmot Gate. General public parking can only be access through Craycroft Gate and Swan Gate.
The blue feet boarding locations runs continuously throughout the event (ID and or base pass will be required to board)
For questions or more information
please contact the 355th Fighter Wing
Public Affairs office at (520)228-3406
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the subject heading "2012 Open House."
All media interested in covering the 2012 Open House should contact 2Lt Sarah Godfrey at (520)228-3202 or via email through email@example.com.
What is Thunder & Lightning over Arizona?
Thunder & Lightning over Arizona is a biannual Davis-Monthan Open House event and open free to the public on April 14-15.
This year we are celebrating aviation history, airpower, and 100 years of Arizona Statehood. Several military air demonstration teams, including the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds, will perform with other military and civilian acts.
The two-day event will celebrate the history of American aviation and will salute the recent celebration of the centennial of Arizona statehood.
The last open house to take place at Davis-Monthan was 'Arizona and Aerospace Days' 2010 air show.
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