Date: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
Parking: Free; On-base parking will be made available for visitors entering the North (Bossier) and West (Shreveport) gates. All vehicles will be directed to the flight line parking area. COURTESY BUS TRANSPORTATION will also be available from Bossier Parish Community College to minimize traffic congestion on and off the base. Although intervals are not finalized, the buses will run on a continuous route to and from the show.
Directions: Enter through the West Gate over the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge or the North Gate via Northgate Road. If you have an oversize vehicle or RV, enter through the East Gate via Industrial Drive. If you are a DoD ID card holder desiring access to any part of the base other than the air show main parking area, enter through the South Gate, East Gate, or Bodcau Gate. Before 8:30 a.m., UTA personnel may enter via any entrance, but must choose South Gate, East Gate, or Bodcau Gate at other times for 307 BW access. Bodcau Gate will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Please allow enough time for coming to the base, parking your car at designated areas and going through security checks.
Security Advisory: No weapons are allowed. Backpacks, large purses and coolers will be prohibited on the airfield. Please check our Security FAQ for further details.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the air show. As there are very few shaded areas, sunscreen is highly recommended.
Below are directions travelling both East and West from I-20, to the various gates that will be open the days of the Air Show.
Click here to view the Air Show parking areas.
BELLAIRE GATE (SOUTH GATE) (ID cardholders only) Air Show Hours of Operation - 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SHREVEPORT GATE (WEST GATE) (Public Access) Air Show Hours of Operation - 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
BOSSIER GATE (NORTH GATE) (Public Access) Air Show Hours of Operation - 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
INDUSTRIAL GATE (EAST GATE) (Public Access for RVs and ID cards ONLY) Air Show Hours of Operation - 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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