Heading to the Dayton Air Show this weekend? We've rounded up everything you'll need to know.
Gates open every day at 9 a.m.
The featured flying show is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gates close at 6 p.m.
Access to the air show is through the main gate on the east side of the Dayton International Airport. If you take your normal route to the airport, you'll most likely end up at the passenger terminal and not the air show.
Exit at Airport Access Road (#32) and follow the signs. Travel east on National Road. General admission and parking pass holders continue to North Dixie Drive, turn left and proceed north toward McCauley Drive.
Exit at Northwoods Blvd. (#64) and follow the signs. You will be routed to Dixie Drive for parking. Parking pass holders should turn north to enter near McCauley Drive. General admission traffic will be routed both north and south.
Park & Ride
The Greater Dayton RTA will provide shuttle service from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to the main gate of the air show for $3. The shuttle runs between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
You can also ride from Wright Stop Plaza in Downtown Dayton to the main gate for $1.75 round trip.
Parking at the air show is $10 per car and $20 per bus and RV.
What (not) to Bring
The air show will allow you to bring food or drinks provided you follow the guidelines. Food must be wrapped in a clear wrapper. You cannot bring coolers, cans, glass, alcohol, cooking equipment, tents or awnings.
Small coolers are only permitted in the event you need to bring life-saving medicine or formula bottles for infants. Even then, you need to fill your cooler with ice packs; loose ice is prohibited.
Also, you'll want to leave your pets and weapons at home.
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