Frequently Asked Questions
Enjoy your visit and avoid surprises. Check out our helpful list of answers to our guests' most common questions.
Advance Tickets for a variety of seating options can be purchased online from our website through our partnership with Eventsprout. View ticket options
Maybe. We're happy to exchange your tickets for another day, if there are still tickets available, but please note; the event does not offer refunds.
The easiest way to get your tickets is to find your email order confirmation; tickets are usually attached as a PDF file you can print. Can’t find them, having trouble printing, or other questions visit Eventsprout Zendesk here
General Admission tickets simply get you in the gate to the Airshow. You are responsible for your own seating during the show.
Premium Box Seating provides assigned pre-reserved outdoor seating along the crowd line with a shade tent available in the area, allowing you a great view of the air show, and portable restrooms specific to this area.
Mustang Club provides shaded and outdoor seating areas along the crowd line allowing you a great view of the air show, bottled water and portable restrooms specific to that club.
General’s Club is our VIP chalet at includes indoor and outdoor seating areas, catered food and beverages, with air conditioned portable restroom trailers available.
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No. All tickets are day specific for the day for which they are purchased. The premium venue areas have limited seating and tickets are sold for the number of seats available each day. You can transfer tickets to a different day by utilizing Eventsprout’s Zendesk.
General Admission tickets for ages 15 and under are free. We want our local youth to have the opportunity to be inspired and see all that is available to them in the wonderful world of aviation! Premium venue areas have a reduced price for youth admission. Please check our tickets page for additional information and current ticket prices.
Getting to the Air Show
Yes. You must have a handicapped plate or tag in the car and make sure the parkers flagging your car are aware of your handicapped status. They will direct you to the handicapped parking areas. Handicapped parking is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please arrive early to ensure a parking spot. A map to these areas may be found on the parking page.
No. Even if you have purchased tickets, loitering is not permitted in the parking lots.
What can I bring?
Motorized scooters and wheelchairs for disabled patrons are allowed in the Airshow grounds. All other wheeled vehicles, carts, etc. are not permitted.
Seating is not included with General Admission tickets so please feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
Due to security concerns, coolers are not permitted at the show. All personal handbags, totes, diaper bags, etc. are subject to search at the entry gates.
Outside food and beverage will not be permitted, except for CLEAR, SEALED water bottles. There will be a variety of food concessions on grounds to serve guests throughout the day.
The ONLY exception is for medical reasons.
For the safety of attendees and the animals, pets are not allowed on show grounds. Certified service animals are permitted, this does not include companion animals. Air shows are not pet friendly environments.
Due to security and safety concerns, tents, beach umbrellas, awnings and the like are not permitted on show grounds. Personal, hand-held umbrellas, not to exceed 36 inches in diameter, are permitted.
Yes, small strollers and wagons are permitted. However, they will be subject to search.
HARD NO! In the interest of everyone’s safety, Wings Over Batavia is a no drone zone. In accordance with FAA issued Temporary Flight Restrictions, drone operations will be prohibited within 5 nautical miles of the airport.
About the Air Show
From supersonic-speed jets to gravity-defying aerobatic acts to parachutists, and a host of on-the-ground displays and activities, a day at the Airshow is a fantastic and memorable experience, whether you’re an avid aviation fan or just love a great show.
Tens of millions of spectators attend air shows every year, and the air show industry represents one of the very largest, — if not the largest — outdoor professional sports in North America. Moderately priced for families and individuals of all ages, this is one show you won’t want to miss. View ticket options
September 2nd & 3rd, 2023. Gates open at 2:00pm. Flying begins at 5:00pm and runs continuously to 9:00pm. As the sunsets our airplanes begin to light up the night skies with intense lighting and aircraft mounted pyrotechnics.
You will not want to miss our pyro-musical finale featuring a choreographed fireworks and ground based pyrotechnics show set to music while aircraft fly through the fireworks with their own special lighting and aircraft mounted special effects
Airshow gates open Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm. Flying begins at 5:00pm and runs continuously to 9:00pm. As the sunsets our airplanes begin to light up the night skies with intense lighting and aircraft mounted pyrotechnics. You will not want to miss our pyro-musical finale featuring a choreographed fireworks and ground based pyrotechnics show set to music while aircraft fly through the fireworks with their own special lighting and aircraft mounted special effects.
Be sure to check all TFR’s and airport notams.
A list of performers is listed on the performers page. Flying begins at 5:00pm and runs continuously to 9:00pm. As the sunsets our airplanes begin to light up the night skies with intense lighting and aircraft mounted pyrotechnics. You will not want to miss our pyro-musical finale featuring a choreographed fireworks and ground based pyrotechnics show set to music while aircraft fly through the fireworks with their own special lighting and aircraft mounted special effects.
Generally, yes, the show is scheduled to be the same both Saturday and Sunday.
Premium seating areas include access to shade tents. There is very limited shade available in the general admission area. Guests should bring sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.
Yes! Many of the feature pilots and crew make themselves available before or after their performances to meet their audience.
The Airshow strongly encourages you to bring and use proper hearing protection such as quality ear plugs, and especially so for children. The noise from the jet engines and pyrotechnic explosions may be painful or harmful for some.
For young children who may tend to play with and/or remove the foam type plugs, a suggested alternative is sound muffs (available at most sporting goods stores, and generally available in children’s size). Please make your own choices on this matter and protect your hearing.
The airshow has made every effort to accommodate those with special needs. Some of the accommodations offered include a handicap parking area and ADA portable restrooms. The event space is a mix of hard surface and grass. The event space is large, so make sure to plan for breaks throughout the day and assistance as needed.
The Airshow will not be televised and unauthorized broadcast of the show is prohibited. To see all aspects of the Airshow, you need to attend.
It takes more than a few drops of rain to stop the air show! Airshow performers have high, low and flat routines to adapt to varying weather conditions.
Schedules may be altered or delayed for periods of time if heavy rainfall occurs. We will do what we safely can to operate the show, but please understand that our first priority is the safety of our guests and performers.
The air show will have a large variety of food and beverage available at the show.
Yes, medical personnel will be on site and a first aid center will be open.
Portable chairs, strollers, cameras, debit/credit cards for concessions, some vendors will take cash, (ATMs are NOT available), sunscreen, earplugs, blankets and handheld umbrellas (less than 36 inches in diameter depending on forecast) are items air show veterans tend to pack.
The following items are prohibited from the Airshow grounds: coolers, cans, glass, alcohol, pets, weapons of any kind, tents, awnings, cooking/barbecue equipment.
Please note cooking and barbequing equipment are NOT allowed in the parking lots (for example, you are not allowed to barbeque in the parking lot for lunch).