APRIL 28, 2018 -- 9a.m.- 5p.m.
FREE and open to the public
(Rehearsal Show--April 27, 2018--DoD ID Card Holders Only)
We are excited to announce some of the performers scheduled to attend the Air & Space Expo.
T-33 Ace Maker Airshows
The T-33 is the first jet training for the AF. The T-33 will perform a full aerobatic routine and also race the Smoke and Thunder Jet Truck.
F-22 Raptor Demo
The F-22 is the AF's premier 5th Gen Air Superiority fighter capable of incredible performance while being stealthy to radar and other signatures.
Patriots Jet Team
The Patriots Jet Team flies six L-39 military jet aircraft in close formation while performing formation aerobatics, and the lowest low-level flying you'll see a jet team perform!
Smoke and Thunder Jet Truck is a truck retrofitted with a jet engine that launches it to incredible speeds and they will also race the T-33.
Vicky will fly a 450 horsepower Super Stearman bi-plane in a full aerobatic routine and a ton of noise!
F-86 Super Sabre
The F-86 Super Sabre will perform a heritage flight with the F-22 showcasing the innovation and advances in airpower throughout history.
Wings of Blue
The Wings of Blue is the Air Forces parachute demonstration team. They are Airmen who will present the American Flag for the opening ceremony as well as other formation jumps.
U-2 Dragon Lady
The U-2 is the AF's original High Altitude Reconnaissance aircraft that has proven itself and continued to adapt for over 60 years. The U-2 will take off and perform a 70,000ft pass with contrails to display the incredible heights that the aircraft can reach and the need for the full pressure suit for the pilots. The aircraft will also perform slow flying characteristics and a landing.
The T-38 is the AF's fighter/bomber training aircraft and is also used for companion training in programs like the U-2, B-2, F-22, and Test Pilot school. They will perform flyover for the National Anthem and high speed passes.
Precision Exotics team will have Exotic cars such as a Ferrari and Lamborghini that will provide individuals to pay for an opportunity to drive these cars and to watch them act as a chase vehicle for the U-2.
Please stay tuned for any further additions.
27 April 2018 Rehearsal Show
27 April 2018 STEM Day
28 April 2018 Air & Space Expo
–West Coast Ravens Demo
–Precision Exotics Demo
–Vicky Benzing Stearman Aerobatics
–U-2 70K pass with re-enlistment ceremony
–WWII re-enactment with B-25, F-6, and Zero
–T-33 Acemaker Demo, Race Jet Truck
–U-2 Demo and T-38 “Beale Pride” formation
–Wings of Blue Demo
–Chuck Coleman Extra 300 Aerobatics
–Patriots Jet Demonstration
–F-22 Demo #2
–F-22 and F-86 Heritage Flight
**Schedule subject to change**
Here’s the current static displays slated for the Air & Space Expo
U-2 Dragon Lady, USAF
T-38 Talon, USAF
RQ-4B Global Hawk, USAF
KC-135 Stratotanker, USAF
S-2T Airtanker, CAL FIRE
OV-10A Bronco, CAL FIRE
Fi-156 Fieseler Storch, California
C-17 Globemaster III, USAF
C-12 Huron, USAF
B-52 Stratofortress, USAF
T-6 Texan II, USAF
C-27 Spartan, USCG
Piper Warrior, California
Cessna 172, California
Cessna 195, California
L-19 Birddog, California
AC-130W Stinger, USAF
Super Guppy, NASA
Nanchang CJ-6, California
California Highway Patrol Helicopter
Please stay tuned for any further additions.
Gate Access/Entry (General Public):
For base access, personal identification is not required. All vehicles will be subject to search.
Wheatland Gate –South Beale Rd from Wheatland/Hwy65
Schneider Gate –North Beale Rd from Linda
Doolittle Gate –Hammonton Smartsville Rd from Marysville/Yuba City/Grass Valley
**Please see our What to Bring and Prohibited Items tab to know what you can and cannot bring on the installation.**
Display handicap placard in windshield or annotated on front license plate
Will be directed to designated parking areas for accommodation. Parking attendants will direct you to the first available space.
RV and/or Oversized vehicle Parking:
**RVs and oversized vehicles will ONLY be allowed to utilize Wheatland Gate or Schneider Gate. All other gates
CANNOT accommodate these vehicles.**
All RVs and oversized vehicles must make contact with an installation gate guard to be directed to designated parking that will accommodate your respective vehicle.
These checkpoints resemble gated community security checkpoints or toll booths.
If you fail to make contact with a gate guard you could experience a significant delay in being parked and making it to the show on time.
Motorcycles will be parked in the same manner as vehicles.
Accommodations will be made in the overflow parking area so that you are parked on a hardpack/concrete surface.
Predesignated Parking (DVs, Vendors, Sponsors, performers, etc.):
Display pre-issued parking placard/sticker on upper driver side windshield.
Members entering the Wheatland Gate and Schneider Gate will follow traffic control officers to Lockheed Rd where all predesignated parking will enter and exit the Air & Space Expo foot print.
Drivers MUST navigate into the left travel lane as soon as two lanes of traffic begin to facilitate the left hand turn onto Lockheed Rd.
Once inside the fenced in area on Lockheed Rd follow to Arnold Rd and make a right taking note of the colored parking lot that matches the placard/sticker issued.
Members entering the Doolittle Gate will bypass the traffic control point directing civilian traffic to the mass parking area and make a right on to Lockheed Rd.
Follow same directions above to find your respective designated parking lot.
-Plastic beverage bottles with factory seal intact (baby bottles exempt)
-Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)
-Hearing protection (especially for children)
-Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children
-Stadium chair or cushion for free bleacher seating (collapsible camping chairs are fine, but subject to search)
-Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event
-Any necessary medications required throughout the day
Take note of prohibited items while planning your day at The Air & Space Expo. Banned items will be confiscated and/or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate.
-Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
-Firearms of any type
-Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers
-Back Packs (Diaper bags are subject to search)
-Bikes, skateboards, Rollerblades
-Walkie-Talkies, HAM radios, Scanners
-RC aircraft & drones
-Flammable items and Fireworks
-Pets (except for service animals)
-Spray paint and silly string
-Outside food, coolers, grills, or glass containers
-Liquid without factory seal intact (baby bottles are exempt)
I have small children. Can I bring a stroller, diaper bag, or change of clothes?
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in the diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Also please consider bringing hearing protection for small children.
Can I bring my camera, video camera, or cell phone?
Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or vest is useful for carrying small lenses. Keep in mind that everything is subject to search.
Can I bring food?
Small snacks are fine as long as they are not in glass containers. In addition, no ice chests or coolers (except small coolers for medical supplies or infant formula purposes,) nor bags larger than a small purse, fanny pack, backpack and Camelbaks will be allowed. All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and are hand-searched at security checkpoint.
Will there be any food or souvenirs available?
Yes. There will be concessions at the air expo for food, drinks, and souvenirs.
Can I leave and re-enter the Air & Space Expo?
Yes. You may leave and re-enter as many times as needed. However, anyone re-entering will have to go through the shuttle bus line and security checkpoints again.
Is tailgating allowed?
Is smoking allowed?
Yes, but only in designated areas and not on the flight line.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
You can purchase them at concessions, but you cannot transport them onto base.
Do I need a military ID?
No, this event is open to the public.
Will restroom facilities be easily accessible?
Yes. Portable restrooms will be located throughout the air expo grounds.
Can I take pictures or get autographs?
Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.
Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?
Due to the nature of the event, it is highly encouraged you bring hearing protection – especially for children. There will be a number of aircraft taking off, landing, and performing, which will be extremely loud.
What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, some flying demonstrations may be delayed. However, unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of the visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications. In the event of an Air Show cancellation, announcements will be coordinated with local news agencies as well as a recorded message available on the Beale Straight Talk Hotline at (530) 634-8889 with more information as it becomes available.
Are umbrellas allowed at the air show?
Small rain umbrellas are fine to bring (the small ones that fit in a purse), but large golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned as they may block the view of spectators behind you.
What type of medical services will be available?
First aid only will be provided to include oral hydration and treatment for minor cuts and bruises. Medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries/illnesses.