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Northern neighbors day air show

 HAPPENING: August 4, 2018 at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

  Featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

 Please Be Advised:

  • Air Show guests are reminded that there is increased security on base. Only purses, diaper bags, camera bags, strollers and pop-up chairs will be allowed in the air show area. Personal items should not be left unattended at any time. To ensure safety, all visitors will also be subject to an inspection. Guests are also encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious persons or activities.
  • Pets (excluding service animals), bicycles, skateboards, roller-blades, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, coolers, knives, box cutters or weapons of any kind are not allowed on the base airfield. There is also a no smoking rule on the flightline (including e-cigarettes), which is strictly enforced.
  • Only DoD ID card holders will be able to deviate from airshow traffic patterns. Please have DoD ID cards handy while traveling on base from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. 
  • Have a question about what is and isn't allowed at the air show that wasn't addressed on this page? Please contact the Public Affairs Office at (701) 723-6212.

 Attention Handicap Patrons:

  • Please have any handicap parking placards displayed in your vehicle as you enter base so you can be directed to the proper parking locations.

  

maps

A detailed map of airshow performers/display locations can be found here.

Please refer to the map below for bus stops and routes on the day of the airshow. Please click on the map to download the photo or view a larger version of it.


Parking and Traffic Flow

Schedule

Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Performances begin at 12 p.m.

Inbound Gates close at 3:30 p.m.

Exact times for performances throughout the day will be available during the airshow.

Performers/displays

Aircraft and performers currently lined up for demonstrations include:

  • The Thunderbirds
  • Kent Pietsch
  • Jim Pietz - F33C Bonanza
  • UH-1 Iroquois Insertion
  • B-2 Spirit fly-by
  • B-25 Mitchell fly-by
  • B-52H Stratofortress fly-by
  • T-33 Acemaker
  • Carlton Glider
  • Subsonex Mini-jet
  • Bigfoot Monster Truck

Static aircraft displays include:

  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • B-1B Lancer
  • B-25 Mitchell
  • B-52H Stratofortress
  • C-21
  • CF-18 Hornet
  • Civil Air Patrol's 172 Skyhawk
  • CAP's 182 Skylane (2 on display)
  • CAP's Glider
  • F-15 Eagle
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-22 Raptor
  • KC-135 Stratotanker
  • ND Highway Patrol's 206 Stationair
  • RQ-4 Global Hawk
  • T-38 Talon
  • UH-60 Blackhawk
  • UH-72A Lakota

Other displays include:

  • Military Working Dog demonstration
  • B-52 weapon upload demo
  • Missile Launch Facility Tours
  • Missile Procedures Trainer Tours
  • AF recruiting display with X-1 Supercar
  • Civilian fly-ins
  • Starbase
  • Kids area
  • Concessions

 

Parking/traffic

For handicap patrons, please have any handicap parking placards displayed in your vehicle as you enter base so you can be directed to the proper parking locations.

Please see the map below for parking locations.

Thank you and have a great day!


Please have any handicap parking placards displayed in your vehicle as you enter base so you can be directed to the proper parking locations.
Please have any handicap parking placards displayed in your vehicle as you enter base so you can be directed to the proper parking locations.
Please have any handicap parking placards displayed in your vehicle as you enter base so you can be directed to the proper parking locations.

civilian fly-ins

If you are interested in being a civilian fly-in in the upcoming Northern Neighbors Day, please look over our Civilian Fly-in Registration Form and Civil Aircraft Hold Harmless Agreement.

Civilian fly-ins must R.S.V.P. no later than July 23, 2018. We are limited to 20 aircraft, so first to register will be first on the list.

For more information, please contact Tech. Sgt. Frederick McCarson at 723-3468, or email frederick.mccarson@us.af.mil.

Contact Us

To reach the Minot Air Force Base Main Directory, call: Commercial (701) 723-7979 or DSN: 453-7979.   

To request Public Affairs support, please fill out an Air Force Form 833 and email to the Minot AFB Public Affairs workflow mailbox

Unfortunately, we are not accepting marquee requests since our marquee board is down for an undetermined amount of time. Thank you for understanding.

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