FAQs

We know that our fans have lots of questions about attending the Air Show. We have tried to summarize our most common questions into this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to make it as easy as possible for you to get the answers you are looking for. Simply click on the question you would like to see the answer for and it will appear.

What air acts are coming to fly?

The list of performers and their latest attendance status can be found by clicking here.

What is the flying schedule for the Air Show?

The proposed schedule will be posted online closer to the actual dates of the Show. Please take note that the actual air show schedules are highly fluid and can change as quickly as the weather does. What we will be posting there will be the plan we hope to use based on ideal weather conditions.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Display Schedule sooner than it gets posted on the web site, we highly recommend that you join our Insiders Club to be kept up-to-date on all the latest developments with the Show, as well as gaining a behind-the-scenes look at how the Show operates.

Will there be static aircraft on display?

Yes, there will be several static aircraft at the Show. We are working constantly to bring a great selection of aircraft for you to see. We have invitations out to military squadrons and civilian organizations across the Atlantic Provinces, Canada and beyond. Click here to see the list of invited static aircraft and their latest attendance status. Please note these lists will likely change quite often through the months and weeks preceding the Show.

What other ground performers and attractions will be on-site?

We are working with the 5th Division of the Canadian Army to bring back a number of army vehicle, equipment, and personnel displays, as well as Maritime Forces Atlantic to bring displays about career options with them.

There will be the Runway Market which will feature displays and promote awareness by a number of organizations and businesses from across the region.

We will also have the Vendor Sales Area where attendees will have the opportunity to meet local vendors and see & purchase items from the region, as well as be able to access Air Show and Aviation-related souvenirs.

For the first time, we will have our Careers in Aviation Zone where all of the displays will be oriented towards organizations and companies focused on aspects of aviation. This could range from displays for Air Cadets & Air Force Recruiting to groups that teach flying, skydiving, search & rescue to companies that offer careers in the aviation/aerospace industry in the region.

"Be a part of history" by visiting the Atlantic Canadian Living History Association encampment. Come see the John S. Hart ¾ scale Spitfire and learn about the fascinating military history in the region.

There will not be a “Kids Zone” this year OR our "army-style" obstacle course.
We are also working on a few other additional ground displays but have not confirmed them as of yet.

Click here to see the latest list of attractions and their attendance status..

What is the schedule for the week of the Air Show?

Click here to view the proposed schedule for the week of the Air Show.

What are the details about buying tickets?

Tickets will continue to give great value for a full day of family entertainment. Details on all ticket options can be found by clicking here.

How do I find out about any promotions or special events related to the Show?

The best way to keep aware of any promotions or special events we will be putting on is to Become an Air Show Insider. Click here to sign up now. We also maintain active social media pages (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Tiktok), so be sure to monitor those for announcements as well!

What about our military veterans - do you do anything special for them?

We will be running our Veterans Recognition Program again this year, working primarily with legions and veterans' groups in our host community/region. We will not be offering discounted tickets to military members this year.

How do you accommodate people with Accessibility issues?

This year we offer Accessible Parking which is close to the entrance gates of the Air Show grounds.

We always have an area identified for Accessible Parking at each location we stage an Air Show. Typically, the Accessibility hanging placards and/or license plates are how our parking teams identify people requiring accessible parking. However, if you do not have either and feel you need accessible parking, if you stop and speak to one of the parking team and explain the situation, they will generally steer you to the accessible parking area or next closest area if the lot is at capacity.

On the Show weekend, always be sure to follow the marked signs when proceeding onto the grounds and the directions of the parking teams. The Show also generally will have access to a form of transportation to assist with moving those who may require assistance. If you do require assistance, please be sure to ask upon your arrival.

We also participate as a venue in the national ACCESS 2 CARD program administered by Easter Seals Canada. People with disabilities who require a support person can gain free admission for their caregiver into the same ticket level as the person with the disability, simply by presenting their ACCESS 2 CARD. They MUST arrive AND attend together.

Will there be traffic problems?

We do anticipate minor delays at peak entry and exit times, so be sure to give yourself enough time to arrive at the site. However, our traffic plan is designed to make your arrival and departure as safe and expedient as possible. Please be sure to follow the directions of posted signage and those personnel guiding traffic to ensure a smooth arrival and departure.

A key piece of advice we can give with the expected crowds is to arrive early so you miss nothing and plan to stay a bit later and view the ground displays. No matter what we do, there will be line-ups at an event of this size.

What is the plan for parking at this year’s Show?

We are currently planning to have designated parking areas located close to the Air Show Grounds. We also typically have a designated parking area for larger vehicles such as RVs, busses, etc. Please pay attention to any signage indicating where and where NOT to park, and always follow the directions of any parking team members and/or police.

For the first time, there will also be the option of the Drive-In which allows parking AND watching from your vehicle in a designated section close the Crowd Line and Show Centre.

Where will the crowd sit?

The crowd will have a number of areas they will be able to watch the Show from. There should be no shortage of good viewing areas for everyone to watch. We will also be offering Premium Seating and various levels of VIP Access into the Show PLUS we have added the Drive-In option for this year.

Can I bring my own chair to sit on?

Yes, we do allow you to bring your own chair. However, it is expected that you will carry your chair with you wherever you go on the grounds. Placing your own chair on the grounds to save a spot is a common practice but may not be adhered to by all patrons. Chairs that are left unattended for an extended period of time may be removed, as they can present a potential safety hazard. Please use your discretion and good judgement when bringing your own chair. Any chairs left at the end of the day will also be removed.

If you would like a chair, but do not want to bring your own, we will also be offering reserved "Runway" Premium Seating and VIP Access into the Show. And we now also have our Drive-In Area as a new option!

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes, we do not restrict people bringing their own food and drink onto the grounds. There will also be a good selection of food & drink available for purchase on the grounds. Many vendors will take cash only, so be sure to have sufficient cash upon arrival, or you can use the ATM machines that we will have on-site.

However, no alcohol will be permitted onto the grounds and will be confiscated by security personnel. It is possible that you will be asked to leave the grounds if you are found with alcohol in a non-licensed area.

The only licensed areas for alcohol sales and consumption will be the "Runway" Premium Seating and the VIP Chalets and only beverages that are served in those areas will be permitted there.

Will the food line-ups be reasonable?

Yes. We have plans to expand the number and selection of food vendors from past years and will have spots, known as "comfort stations", where you can get drinks with no food (faster service for just drinks).

Can I bring bags, backpacks, or coolers onto the Show grounds?

We do allow bags, purses, backpacks, etc. However, they will be subject to search by security personnel upon arrival at the air show grounds.

We do NOT however allow hard-sided coolers/containers onto the Show Grounds at any time. They present a potential security concern and if you come to the grounds with a hard-sided cooler, you will be given the option to return it to your vehicle or to have it confiscated at the grounds entrance. We will not be responsible for any items that are confiscated.

Can I bring my pet when I come to see the Air Show?

Because of safety reasons for both the pet and the crowd on-site at the Show, NO PETS will be permitted on the Air Show grounds with the exception of Certified Service Animals. Also, if a pet is discovered locked in a hot vehicle, it will be reported to the local authorities and handled appropriately.

Can I fly-in my private aircraft to attend the Show?

The Show will be permitting a limited number of fly-in aircraft to attend the Show. There are a number of guidelines that will need to be followed. Click here for more information on this year's planned Fly-In.

What items are NOT permitted onto the Show grounds?

The following is a detailed list of items that will NOT be permitted on site at Air Show Atlantic:
NO hard-sided coolers, NO alcohol, NO smoking or vaping, NO drones, NO camera stands over 6’ in height, NO unauthorized military costumes, NO pets except certified service animals, NO motorized non-medical equipment, NO cycles, NO skateboards, NO rollerblades, NO aviation radio scanners/transceivers, NO balloons, NO weapons and NO tents or shelters (unless medically required).

If you are still not sure about whether or not you can bring a specific questionable item, please contact Air Show organizers BEFORE the Show.

Is the Air Show safe?

We occasionally get concerns expressed by people who worry that the Air Show is an unsafe activity for the fans or even the residents who live in the area. Most of these concerns are generated by television shows that show crashes at air shows, typically in Europe, that occurred decades ago. The safety rules in North America are the most stringent in the world and are designed within the rules set out by the FAA, Transport Canada, and the respective Air Forces in cooperation with the Air Show industry body, the International Council of Air Shows.

Here is a link to recent ICAS safety initiatives and publications: http://www.airshows.aero/Docs/110

Our Air Show's air display is designed around an aerobatic safety box in which all aerobatic manoeuvres are performed. This box is over 6000 feet long and 3000 feet wide - lots of room to fly and regain level flight before exiting the box where the aircraft may fly over populated areas at a safe altitude. The safe altitude mitigates noise as well. Although some aircraft are quite loud, they will not do damage to people or animals at safe altitude. The aerobatic safety box is entirely on the property on which the Show flies and Air Show staff ensure the area remains empty of people while the aircraft fly.

The bottom line is that the Air Show is very safe and is designed with safety in mind. No spectator has been injured by an airshow-related incident in North America for the past 50+ years.

Can we come to the Show site during the week to watch the practices?

No. The area around the Show site will be an extremely busy place on Thursday and Friday before the Show. Do not come to the airport expecting to watch from the parking areas or fence lines on the property.

It is mostly a safety issue as all crowd control provisions may not be in place and we cannot allow crowds to gather. And please don't think "it's just me and my kid" - because if everybody has that same thought, we'll soon have a crowd.

The same logic applies to watching "for free" from around the Show site. If you are on your own property or invited by a land owner we totally support the right to be there. But crowding sides of roads and trespassing is unsafe and unfair to everyone.

Please support the return of future Shows and buy a ticket.