U.S. NAVY Blue Angels
 

Date: Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
Show Time: 11am; Gates open at 9am
Admission: Free

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.

Directions from I-20 East

  1. Head east on I-20 E toward Exit 20B
  2. Take exit 20C to merge onto US-71 S/Barksdale Blvd/U.S. Route 71 S 3. Turn left onto Bellaire Blvd 4. Turn left onto Palmdale Place 5. Turn right onto Holiday Place 6. Take the 1st left onto Lessie Lane

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 Road 4. Take the 2nd right onto Barksdale Blvd
  4. Slight right to stay on Barksdale Blvd 6. Turn left onto Bellaire Blvd
  5. Turn left onto Palmdale Place 8. Take the 1st left onto Lessie Lane

SHREVEPORT GATE (WEST GATE) (Public Access) Air Show Hours of Operation - 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 - 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

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.

Directions from I-20

  1. Head west on I-20 W toward Exit 23
  2. Take exit 23 for Industrial Dr toward Barksdale AFB
  3. Turn onto Industrial Dr

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