A teaser of what to expect from the Blue Angels is in the video below!
Location: Scott AFB, Illinois
Date: May 30-31, 2020
Times: Gates open at 9 a.m. Gates close at 5 p.m.
Lt. Col. Jeff Ledeboer
Air Show Director
FOR MEDIA QUERIES
375th AMW Public Affairs
Location: Scott AFB is located by Shiloh, Ill., and is approximately 19 miles east of St. Louis.
By MetroLink (highly recommended): You can take the MetroLink train to the Shiloh-Scott station where free buses will take you to the flight line for the show. Normal MetroLink train fees apply, and there will be limited parking at that location. The MetroLink shuttle bus to the airshow area will be free and is wheelchair accessible.
By auto: Whether you drive from Interstate 64 and take exit 19A or drive from Illinois Route 161, all drivers will be directed to any one of a combination of gates for entry. This will expedite traffic flow and parking. Drivers will be automatically directed to parking areas located on the base. Drivers will not be asked to show ID, as it is an open base during the show. Those with clearly marked handicap parking stickers or signs will be directed to special parking areas designated for the purpose.
Pedestrian: Those wishing to park outside of the base and walk are welcome to do so and catch a shuttle once entering the base. Please note that there are no official parking locations outside of the gate areas and to please be considerate of local business venues nearby.
Bicycles: Those wishing to bicycle on base are welcome to do so as well. Please follow the rules of the road. There are a few bike racks around the base, but no central location for bikes. It’s recommended that you bring a lock to secure your bicycle as it will not be allowed onto the flightline. Please also ensure bikes do not block other pedestrian areas/sidewalks/etc.
Viewing from off base: Please remain considerate of the normal traffic flow wherever you park your vehicle. Remember, Illinois State traffic laws still apply; take care not to park where it may endanger other drivers or inhibit traffic. Scott AFB recommends parking in approved parking lots in lieu of any unmarked areas for safety reasons.
All riders operating a motorcycle on a military installation are required to wear safety gear, to include:
The First Aid area is clearly marked by a RED cross. If you need medical assistance, look for the banner with the red cross or ask an Air Show worker for help.
A lost and found information booth will be set up by the main entrance. Bring found items to the booth or go to the booth to report lost items. Announcements will be made over the public address system.
To report a lost child, go to the lost and found information booth, or ask the nearest Air Show worker for help.
For the safety of all visitors and aircraft, there is NO SMOKING on the flightline/show grounds.
DO NOT cross the crowd fencing and ropes, as this may cause the Air Show to be stopped.
DO NOT touch or climb on any aircraft unless invited to do so by the crew.
Remember that trash can be sucked up into the aircraft engines, damaging the aircraft and endangering the lives of the pilots and aircrew. Please keep the flightline/show grounds litter free by using trash receptacles.
Watch for tent ropes, aircraft tie-down chains, and other tripping hazards.
Observe all posted signs, such as "No Smoking", "Do Not Enter", and "Do Not Touch".