WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — This weekend some high-flying acts will soar into Warner Robins for the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show.
It's all happening Saturday and Sunday at Robins Air Force Base. Here's everything you need to know to prepare.
The Thunder Over Georgia Air Show will take place September 28 and 29.
- TIME: Gates will open at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies start at 10 a.m. both days
- WHERE: Robins Air Force Base
- PRICE: Free admission and parking at the designated locations below
People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, but preferred seating is available both days for $25 per seat at the door. Click here to learn more.
The general public will not be allowed to drive onto Robins Air Force Base.
Off-base parking will include:
- Closed Boeing facility south of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport - 1821 Avondale Mill Road, Macon
- Anchor Glass - 1044 Booth Road, Warner Robins
Buses will be taking people from those parking locations to the base from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entry to general public parking will stop at 3 p.m.
If you have access to the base, you will be able to park in the North Base parking area.
Buses will be provided for the North Base parking at these locations:
- First Street & Perry Street
- Byron Street & Richard Ray Boulevard behind Buildings 210 and 220
- Third Street & Perry Street behind Building 215
- Byron Street & Third Street behind Building 300
- Third Street & Milledgeville Street near Building 323
- Warner Robins Street & Third Street near Building 350
- Robins Parkway & Richard Ray Boulevard across from Building 321
Buses will be provided for on-base residents at the following locations:
- Robins Conference Center - Warner Robins Street
- North side of the Youth Center - Ninth Street
- Base Housing Office - Warner Robins Street and Twelfth Street
All buses on and off base will be handicap accessible. For more information on parking, click here.
Security checks will be conducted at all off-base and on-base parking locations.
- Small handbags, purses
- Diaper Bags (when accompanied by young children)
- Wheelchairs and electric carts for handicapped
- Lawn/folding chairs
- Small, hand-held umbrellas
- Knives, box cutters, razors or any other sharp items
- Firearms, blunt objects or any other object that can be considered a weapon
- Coolers, backpacks, briefcases, large bags or packages
- Alcoholic beverages
- Drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Glass containers
- Pets (service animals allowed)
- Bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades
- Multi-purpose tools (i.e. Gerber/Leatherman)
- Handheld laser pointers
- Wagons (fold-able/collapsible wagons will be allowed, but searched)
- Canopies and tents
- Hover boards
- Food items (Baby food and formula is allowed)
- Large umbrellas such as beach or golf umbrellas
Robins suggests carpooling and bringing earplugs. They don't suggest parking on base and walking to the venue, because foot traffic north of Aero Club will be stopped and turned around.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be with an adult to get into the air show.
The Thunderbirds are this year's big performance, but there will be plenty of other shows to see like the F-22 Raptors and the Black Dagger Parachute Team.
As far as planes on display, an E-8 JSTARS, F-16 Aggressor, A-10, and German A400M are among them.
There is no set schedule for performances, but the lineup will start around 10 a.m. and continue one after the other. The show opens with the Man vs. Impossible Plane Pull and ends with the Thunderbirds. You can see the whole list here.
For those ages 21 and over, there will be a Beer Garden that includes seating for the air show. Advance tickets are $49.99, and tickets at the door at $60. Click here to learn how you can purchase tickets.
There will also be a Kids Zone available with different prices for different ticket amounts. Click here to learn more.
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