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DIRECTIONS, PARKING, MASS TRANSIT AND FLYOVER VIEWING INFORMATION|
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Directions to Scott Air Force Base:
For Scott Air Force Base's 2012 Air Power Over the Midwest Air Show, two entry gates are open to the public. Both gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
To access the Shiloh Gate, take Exit 19A.
To access the Belleville Gate, take Exit 23.
Both of the above exits are accessible from I-64. For I-55 and I-70 travelers, take I-64 to these exits.
Parking is available on base but spaces are limited. Traffic guards will direct all vehicles to available parking spots. Bus shuttles will be available from on base parking locations to the air show grounds.
Handicap parking is available. To access handicap parking, show a handicap placard to the traffic guard.
Mass Transit, Public Transportation
Use of public transportation/mass transit is highly encouraged.
In Missouri, there are 26 MetroLink stations along the Red and Blue Lines. Ten of those stations have Metro Park-Ride lots that offer free parking. They are located at the following locations:
North Hanley MetroLink Station
UMSL South MetroLink Station
Rock Road MetroLink Station
Wellston MetroLink Station
Delmar Loop MetroLink Station
Grand MetroLink Station
Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station
Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station
Brentwood MetroLink Station
Richmond Heights MetroLink Station
For those who live along MetroLink's Blue Line, transfer to the Red Line anywhere between the Forest Park DeBaliviere Station and the Fairview Heights Station. The Red Line ends at Scott Air Force Base (the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station) so taking the train is an easy, convenient option to get to the air show.
A one way ticket on MetroLink light rail is $2.25. If you take the bus and transfer to MetroLink, buy a pass that includes a transfer for $3.00.
In St. Clair County, Ill., the St. Clair County Transit District operates and manages MetroLink light rail and Metro buses. The SCCTD offers a roundtrip shuttle bus service from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station to the air show grounds. Tickets are $2, cash only, and may be purchased from personnel at the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station ticket windows. Metro tickets, transfers, and passes will not be accepted as fare for the shuttle bus.
SCCTD's bus shuttle service from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station starts at 9 a.m. The last bus shuttle service will be 45 minutes after the final performance. Bus shuttle service will be available throughout the day to and from the air show grounds.
For more information about locations of MetroLink stations and bus stops, schedules, and fares go to www.metrostlouis.org or www.scctd.org.
Aerial Performance/Flyover Viewing Only, Parking at MidAmerica Airport
Parking is available at MidAmerica Airport to watch aerial performances and aircraft flyovers. There is no access to air show grounds from this viewing location at MidAmerica Airport. There are no concession stands and no restrooms available at the airport. Aircraft static displays, military exhibits, and souvenir stands are also not accessible from MidAmerica Airport.
MidAmerica Airport is at Exit 23 off of I-64 East.