First-Timers Brief

Air Shows are fun, family-friendly events with lots of exciting action in the sky and plenty of things to see and do on the ground. Air Expo '11 is sure to have something for everyone! Be sure to check out the static aircraft displays featuring warbirds and some of the military's finest aircraft.

KidsZone is the place for kids to be kids with a large moon bounce, rock climbing walls, games and more! “Pinch” - mascot for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team - will also stop by the KidsZone area to say Hi and take some photos.

The Trade Show area located in Hanger 101 will feature more than 50 exhibitors from non-profit organizations to large corporations. Stop by the trade show to take a break from the sun and learn more about the many organizations who work hard to support our local area.

Food, beverages and souvenirs will be available for purchase throughout the day!

For Your Safety

In the event of an emergency, please follow directions from security personnel and as always, remain outside of any roped off areas.

No glass containers - glass is a safety hazard at any outdoor event.

Trash and flying debris such as paper is a hazard to aircraft - please put litter in its place!

For Your Comfort

Wear comfortable walking shoes! Attractions related to the air show (statics/concessions/activities/exhibitors) are spread out over approximately 1,000 acres (which equates to 1.5 square miles) without much relief from the sun. Please dress accordingly.

A wide-brimmed hat and light colored clothing is advisable in direct sunlight - especially for children. Sunscreen is a must! Wear SPF 30+ on all exposed skin (SPF 50+ for children) and do not forget to reapply throughout the day.

Stay hydrated - drink lots of water!

Protect your hearing - use foam earplugs to protect your ears from the loud sounds related to an air show. This is especially important for children!


For Your Child's Safety & Security

New this year: Stop by the information desk located just beyond the main entrance to register your child with security. Receive a colorful rubber wristband, write your name and cell phone number on the wristband, and place it on the child's wrist to wear throughout the day. Should you become separated from your child, immediately notify air show staff and/or security personnel. The information you provide on your child's wristband will assist security personnel in reuniting children with their loved ones in a timely manner. Air show security personnel will call the cell phone number that has been provided on the wristband to let your know your child is safe.

Must Have's

Don't forget to bring a blanket or chair, sunscreen, earplugs, binoculars and camera!