USAF Thunderbirds

Date: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
Show Time: 11am; Gates open at 9am
Admission: Free

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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.

Directions: Enter through the West Gate over the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge or the North Gate via Northgate Road. If you have an oversize vehicle, 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) Military or dependent ID card holders that are housing residents or shoppers at the BX/Commissary. No public access for Air Show.

SHREVEPORT GATE (WEST GATE) (Public Access) Air Show Hours of Operation - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. all gates will change to outbound only.

Directions from I-20 East

  1. Head east on I-20 E toward Exit 20C
  2. Take exit 20C to merge onto US-71 S/Barksdale Blvd/U.S. Route 71 S 3. Turn left onto Barksdale Blvd E/Westgate Dr.

Directions from I-20 West

  1. Head southwest on I-20 W toward Exit 20A
  2. Take exit 20A for Hamilton Rd toward Diamondjacks Blvd
  3. Turn right onto Hamilton Rd 4. Take the 2nd right onto Barksdale Blvd
  4. Slight right to stay on Barksdale Blvd
  5. Turn left onto Barksdale Blvd E/Westgate Drive

BOSSIER GATE (NORTH GATE) (Public Access) Air Show Hours of Operation - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. all gates will change to outbound only.

Directions from I-20

  1. Take exit 21 for LA-72 S/Old Minden Rd toward US-71 S
  2. Turn left onto Old Minden Rd
  3. Turn right onto Northgate Rd
 
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