The MacDill Air Force Base presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2014 is scheduled for March 22nd and 23rd featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!
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MacDill AFB presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2014
The Tampa Bay AirFest Team has built an incredible airshow to include performers and a static aircraft line-up for 2014. Faced with the almost insurmountable task of planning an air show in only three months time, coupled with the reality of a new fiscal environment, the 50+ member AirFest committee put together the best AirFest line-up ever! This would not have been possible without the tremendous support from the Tampa Bay area community.
This year's show will feature stars of the Weather Channel's Hurricane Hunters and Coast Guard Florida. This year's AirFest ramp will be entirely packed with military aircraft, warbirds, military vehicles, equipment from all military branches, along with the displays of the incredible aviation and ground equipment of our local law enforcement partners.
Scheduled performers include: Mike Goulian (Extra 330SC), Rob Holland (MXS/RH), Melissa and Rex Pemberton (Edge 540 and Wingsuit demo), Matt Younkin (Beech 18), AeroShell (4 x AT-6), Randy Ball (Mig-17F), GEICO Sytypers (6 x SNJ-2), DAV Flight Team (B-25), Scott Yoak (P-51), Jerry "Jive" Kerby (T-28 & RV-8), Jim Tobul (F4U), Larry Labriola (L-39C), the USSOCOM Parachute Jump Team and the US Air Force Thunderbirds.
Military aircraft and equipment on static display will include: C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, B-52, B-1, F-16, F-15, A-10, T-6, T-38, C-130H2, AC-130, WC-130, C-21, HH-60, Draken Aviation A-4K Skyhawk & MB-339CB, and many other vintage warbirds.
Don't forget the gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday March 22 & 23. Expect airport style security, so don't bring anything to the show that you wouldn't bring on an airline flight. Coolers, glass containers, pets, fireworks, and large tote bags are all prohibited to ensure the security and safety of all attendees. Bicycles, roller blades, etc., are acceptable modes of transportation to the event; however, they will not be allowed on the flightline.
Due to overwhelming demand from the public, for the first time ever AirFest is offering limited reserved seating in the Flight Line Club for $15. This seating area includes covered and open air seating along with designated special access to food and drink concessions. Tickets can be purchased in advance by following the link on the left or on the day of show (this area will absolutely sell out so advance tickets are highly recommended).
In order to expedite entrance and maximize on-base parking, we ask that anyone with a military ID card please enter through the Bayshore gate and park in the new combined south ramp consolidated parking location.
Free Parking! Free Admission! Unlimited Free Fun! Sit down, strap in and hang on, Tampa Bay! AirFest is back!
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