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From everyone at Team Scott, we are excited to welcome you and your loved ones into our "home" here at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. May 13-14 will be a whirlwind of a weekend, and we want to help make this event as smooth and fun as possible.
Please take some time to review our packing list with prohibited and permitted items. If you have other questions, take a look at our FAQs to see if you can find the answer. If not, don't hesitate to reach out to us below. We can't wait to host you!
The Scott AFB & Stem Expo is free to the public. A limited number of premium seats are available for purchase on our home page.
Yes, there will be food, drinks and souvenirs to purchase. Free water will also be available.
Unless the inclement weather poses a serious threat to safety, the show will proceed as scheduled. If conditions worsen, some events and flying demonstrations may be modified, delayed or canceled. In the event of a delay or complete cancelation of the Airshow, announcements will be made and coordinated through this website, news agencies and all Scott Air Force Base social media platforms.
You may bring empty bottles to fill with water and snacks in non-glass containers. There will be water bottle refill stations available for free. Backpacks, large bags, and coolers are not permitted, so please be mindful when packing. There will be plenty of food and drinks to choose from on site!
Please note: Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited and possession and use of marijuana or CBD oil is illegal on all federal installations.
Large sun protection such as tents, large umbrellas, or canopies of any kind are not allowed. However, you may bring collapsible seating (folding/camp chairs - backpack type), and blankets to relax and enjoy the show.
Click here to purchase Premium Box Seating: $40.00 each
*Tickets are non-refundable and all Ticket Sales are Final. No Refunds, No Rain Checks*
Premium Box Seating Includes:
Exclusive viewing area
Terrific view of the show!
Premium Box Seating Does NOT Include:
Required parking pass (no additional charge).
To reserve your FREE parking pass, scroll to the top of this page and click the button “Parking Pass.”
Parking passes will be open for reservation on April 1, 2023.
The open flight line offers no shade, however there are areas such as the STEM hangar that will provide a break from the sun. There will be some large, static aircraft with wingspans that provide limited shade, as well.
First aid will be available to treat minor ailments such as dehydration, minor cuts, bruises, and applications of emergency medications (such as Epi-pens). On-site medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries and illnesses.
Absolutely! There are no restrictions on photography, however be aware that the show will feature copyrighted background music that Scott AFB has paid a license fee that will not cover personal videos.
Absolutely! Not only is there a Kid’s Zone filled with fun activities, there will also be a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Showcase packed with interactive booths and entertaining happenings.
Yes, the premium seats are plastic chairs which can easily be moved to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
Enjoy an upscale flight-line experience featuring amazing food and drink, VIP amenities and the best airshow viewing area on the grounds!
Click here for more information. To reserve a chalet, contact April Marling via email or at 618-250-6264.
Yes, medical scooters are permitted. The base shuttles cannot transport them, however, so we recommend having a handicap placard in your dashboard along with your free printed parking pass so you can access the ADA lots near the airshow entrance.
No, this event is open to the public. For vehicles to park on base, one FREE parking pass per vehicle is required. Parking pass reservations will open on April 1, 2023 at no cost to you.
Yes, there will be designated portions of the parking lots for properly marked handicap vehicles.
Media registration for credentialed media is now open. We can't wait to host you!
If you are a broadcast TV or radio outlet, or a mainstream news outlet, please email 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs and include your name, outlet, audience reach, phone number, email, and preferred day to attend the airshow (either Saturday, May 13 or Sunday, May 14).
There will be no general photographer access granted for the 2023 event due to capacity restrictions on the ramps. Any credentialed photographers seeking access will also need to submit a link to previously published photos on a recognized media outlet site.
Click here for our media kit.
Printed passes displayed in the dash allow for rapid checking at the gates. Alternate methods, such as displaying on a mobile device, would have detrimental effects on the traffic flow.
Yes. The basic concept of the base pass program revolves around limiting the traffic entering and exiting the base. When the number of base passes has reached the air base’s capacity, a “sold out” notice will be posted on this site.
Remember, base passes only limit the number of vehicles parking on the base, not the number of people attending. It is still possible to carpool with someone who has a pass. Attendees are highly encouraged to ride the Metrolink and park personal vehicles at either the Southwestern Illinois College Station or the Shiloh-Scott Station.
The base pass is a control mechanism for the number of vehicles entering and exiting the base. Even though you have base access, your vehicle still occupies space during ingress and egress.
Please use the Metrolink to ensure easy access to the base. The Shiloh-Scott Station and the Southwestern Illinois College Station will both provide transportation to and from the base in 15 min increments.
For those who use the Metrolink, there will be 10 shuttles providing transportation from the station to the entrance of the airshow and back to the Metrolink all day both Saturday and Sunday. Attendees may also choose to use the walking paths provided.
Uber/Lyft drivers can drop off passengers at the Shiloh-Scott Station to ride the base shuttle to the airshow entrance.