Airshow August 17-18, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines

To avoid scams and to ensure you get an official Pikes Peak Regional Airshow ticket, we encourage to use Attendstar, the official ticketing company. If any tickets are purchased outside of Attendstar, the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow cannot guarantee the validity of the ticket.

Supporting Local Aviation Museums!

Proceeds from the air show benefit three museums in Colorado Springs that are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.

Entry Restrictions

The following items are NOT allowed:

  • Weapons of ANY kind including: pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, mace/pepper spray, firearms. NO CONCEALED WEAPONS
  • Drones or radio-controlled aircraft
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs
  • Glass containers
  • Bicycles, skateboards
  • Animals or pets (Does not apply to service animals)
  • Umbrellas larger than a personal umbrella
  • Tents or canopies of any kind
  • Cooking equipment, including grills

ALL BAGS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME

Can I Bring My Own Food and Drink?

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed. Small backpacks or small, lunchbox size soft-sided coolers with food are permitted. Sealed water or soft beverage is allowed-no alcohol.

Can I Bring a Stroller or Wagon?

Yes, strollers and small wagons for children are allowed. Security personnel at the gates will search all items and have the final say on what is allowed through the admissions gate.

Can I Bring My Pet?

Pets are NOT allowed into the airshow and should NOT be left in vehicles. Because of the festival setting with food and beverage vendors, the Health Department prohibits animals, other than legally allowed service animals. Please also understand that temperatures on the tarmac area can easily reach over 100 degrees and will burn your pets’ feet. The loud noises of the planes can injure their sensitive hearing and/or frighten your animal. Please leave your pet(s) at home where they are safe.

Is It all seating or standing room only?

For general admission, it’s festival/standing room around the aircraft. You may bring your own lawn/folding chairs or blankets to sit on.

Preferred Seating and upgraded Canteen Experience is available for purchase, where seating will be provided for you. More information about our seating options can be found on our TICKETS page.

Will there be Shade?

Airshows are held under the open sky. We strongly recommend bringing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Please plan on being exposed to direct sunlight for the duration of the event. You may also bring a small personal umbrella; however, no large umbrellas, tents, or canopies are allowed.

You can pre-purchase tickets to the upgraded Canteen Experience, which is the only ticket option that comes with shade.

Can I Leave To Go To My Car and Come Back?

Yes, however, you will have to get back into the admissions and ticketing line and be subject to a bag check.

Will there be a kid’s zone at this year’s airshow?

While we won’t have a designated “kids’ zone” this year, rest assured that the 2024 Pikes Peak Regional Airshow is still incredibly family-friendly. We have exciting interactive STEM vendors lined up on the concourse. These vendors offer hands-on activities that are not only entertaining but also educational. It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to explore the world of aviation and science in a fun and engaging way.

Will there be a High Flight Experience happening again the day before the event?

We appreciate the enthusiasm for the High Flight experience, and it has been a cherished tradition for us. However, due to the growth of the airshow and the increase in scale, the setup days have become more intricate, requiring additional time and coordination. This has made it challenging to host the High Flight experience on the day before the event.

We want to assure you that our commitment to inclusivity and providing memorable experiences remains unwavering. We still invite you to come and experience the thrill that the airshow has to offer.

Additionally, we encourage you to explore the National World War II Aviation Museum during the off-season. This museum showcases the very aircraft that will be featured in the airshow.

CLICK HERE for museum details.

We understand the importance of the High Flight experience and appreciate everyone’s feedback and we will strongly reconsider this for future airshows.

Will the Photography Zone return with the 2024 airshow?

While the Photography Zone won’t be returning for the 2024 airshow, we welcome people to purchase a Preferred Seating ticket option. Not only is it more budget-friendly than last year’s Photography Zone, but it also provides access to the flight line, ensuring you have a prime vantage point to capture breathtaking shots.

Are there still Canteen Spots available for the airshow?

We’re grateful for the incredible response and enthusiasm from those who have already secured their tickets! While Canteen Spots are no longer available, we’re pleased to invite people to purchase Preferred Seating tickets. Not only do they grant you prime seating to witness the airshow, but you’ll also enjoy the convenience of private restrooms and receive an official collectible program per order.

How will parking be different than airshows in the past?

We’ve learned valuable lessons from the previous airshow, and this year, we’re dedicated to enhancing the parking experience for our attendees. We’re working closely with the City of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Airport, the Colorado Springs Police Department, State Patrol, CDOT, and a professional parking consultant.

Our comprehensive approach aims to ensure a smooth and efficient parking process for everyone. While we understand that traffic can be heavy, we encourage attendees to arrive early to avoid any delays and ensure they don’t miss out on the thrilling performances.

Coordinated efforts with various organizations and experts are geared towards optimizing the parking logistics and minimizing any inconveniences. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work diligently to make the 2024 Pikes Peak Regional Airshow a seamless and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

More detailed instructions to come as we approach the event.

Can I expect the vendor wait times to be long?

This year, we are actively working to enhance the overall experience by strategically spreading out vendors across the venue. Our goal is to minimize wait times and create a more seamless and enjoyable shopping and dining experience for all attendees.

By strategically placing vendors throughout the venue, we aim to disperse the crowd and ensure that everyone has convenient access to the offerings without unnecessary delays.

Ticketing

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available online only. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our TICKETS page.

Tickets are not available at the gate. If you do not have a ticket, please do not drive to the show.

I Can’t Find My Tickets

Tickets purchased in advance are sent to an email address. You may need to check any junk or spam folders you have just in case. If you need your tickets resent to you, please request your tickets to be resent to you here or contact AttendStar at 615-223-1008.

Are Children Free?

For one day general admission tickets, children 3 and under are free. Child tickets are available for ages 4-12. Children ages 13 and up must purchase regular general admission tickets.

For preferred seating and the upgraded Canteen Experience, children 3 and under are free, but must sit in a lap. If you wish to have a seat for your child 3 and under, you must purchase a seat.

Do you offer military and other discounts?

We do offer a $5 discounted military priced general admission ticket. Thank you for your service!

Can I use Saturday tickets on Sunday or Sunday tickets on Saturday?

No, you must use your General Admission, Preferred Seating, and/or Canteen Experience tickets for the day for which they were purchased. The airshow has limited capacity and cannot accommodate more than what was sold. You will not be allowed in, if you try to enter with the incorrect ticket day.

Do I need to print my tickets?

To keep lines moving at a fast pace, please have a printed ticket in hand ready for scanning upon arrival. If you do not have a printer, you may display the tickets on a phone for scanning. We recommend taking a screenshot of the tickets ahead of time, as internet availability at the show cannot be guaranteed.

Do I need Tickets?

Tickets are required for entry to the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow. If you do not have a ticket, please do not drive to the airshow. Tickets are not available at the gate.

Visit our TICKETS page for more details.

Can I Get a Refund?

All sales are final. In the event of performer illness, inclement weather, or technical issues, there will not be a refund or exchange given.

Parking

Where is the airshow?

The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow will be held at the U.S. Army’s A/DACG facility located at 7250 Getting Heights Colorado Springs Colorado

TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVY GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE SHOW. We suggest arriving early to avoid missing the performances.

How Do I get to the Airshow?

The airshow can be accessed three ways:

  • Southbound Powers Blvd to Milton E Proby Pkwy
  • Eastbound Milton E Proby Pkwy will be directed Southbound on Powers Blvd to Peak Innovation Pkwy
  • Northbound Powers Blvd to Peak Innovation Pkwy

Please note, access via Peak Innovation Pkwy is expected to be less congested and is recommended for entry to the airshow.

For more parking information and directions please visit the website

TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVY GETTING INTO THE SHOW. We suggest arriving early in order to avoid missing the performances.

Is Parking Free?

General parking, including handicapped parking, is free. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. If you need handicapped parking, please have your state-issued tag or placard in the car to be sure the parking attendants direct you to the appropriate area. Please arrive early to ensure a parking spot.

Parking will be managed by numerous law enforcement agencies.

Handicapped Parking?

Yes, there will be a designated parking lot for properly-marked handicapped vehicles. Please have your state-issued handicapped placard visible so our parking attendants can direct you to the appropriate lots.

Drop-off/ Ride Sharing?

Ridesharing (Uber/Lyft) drop-off/pick-up is not available. There are no drop-off or pick-up spots at the show.

Schedule

What time do gates Open?

Gates and parking areas open at 8:30 AM. Static displays, vendors, and exhibits will available starting at 8:30 AM.

Is the Show the same Both Saturday & Sunday?

Yes, the show schedule is the same for both days. However, the show schedule is subject to change.

What if it Rains?

In the event of rain, some flying demonstrations may be delayed. Unless the weather poses a serious threat to the safety of our visitors and participants, the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications. In the event of a cancellation or delayed opening, announcements will be coordinated with local new agencies and disseminated via social media channels with information as it becomes available. It is impossible to reschedule the show for a different weekend in the event of a cancellation.

Can We Watch The Show From Our Car in The Parking Lot?

No. Even if you have purchased tickets, you must leave your vehicle and view the show from inside the airshow grounds. This rule is due to FAA safety regulations involving the performance area.


          

Proceeds from the air show benefit these three museums in Colorado Springs that are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.


Important Info:

Address:
U.S. Army’s A/DACG
7250 Getting Heights
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

Email with questions: info@thesportscorp.org