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July 22-23, 2023
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Vendor information: https://eielsonforcesupport.com/festivals/airshow
Frequently Asked Questions:
Free! Any attempt to sell you tickets is a scam and we ask that you please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook Messenger to the Eielson AFB account.
The section of the Richardson Highway along the Eielson flight line will be closed periodically throughout the airshow. We are still working with local authorities to finalize these details.
Not necessary! The airshow is completely free and open to the public. Non-DoD cardholders will not need to be sponsored on the installation.
There will be no identification requirements for visitors entering through the Main Gate (Hursey Gate). The Temporary Gate will only be used by personnel assigned to Eielson AFB, Distinguished Visitors, and Vendors. Distinguished Visitors and Vendors will be vetted and added to an EAL prior to the Airshow.
Earplugs are not provided to attendees. Visitors are highly encouraged to bring their own for ease of use or comfort.
Yes! You can bring your own chairs, but please be mindful of others and do not leave them unattended.
Unfortunately, no. There will be a variety of food vendors on-site. Only food allowed is that for an infant or toddler.
No, but alcohol will be available for purchase at the airshow. But it must be consumed on the premise and we ask that people have a plan for a designated driver to get them home safely.
Of course! We encourage all visitors to take photos and videos throughout the event.
Anyone covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act will have reserved spots located closest to security. There will also be handicap accessible bathrooms available.
No, but service animals with the appropriate paperwork are permitted.
The airshow schedule will be available upon arrival. Expect four hours of condensed and exciting aerial events and displays!
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in the diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Also please consider bringing hearing protection for small children.
Yes. There will be concessions at the Arctic Lightning Airshow 2023 for food, drinks, and souvenirs.
Yes. You may leave and re-enter as many times as needed. However, anyone re-entering will have to go through the shuttle bus line and security checkpoints again.
First aid only will be provided such as oral hydration, treatment for minor cuts and bruises, and application of emergency medications (ex. Epi-pens). Medical personnel will stabilize and coordinate transportation to higher level of care for all other injuries/illnesses.
20230720 - Arctic Lightning Air Show media release
Media wishing to cover the Arctic Lightning Airshow must coordinate with the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office for a media escort. The 354th Fighter Wing commander, Airshow Boss and representatives from the aerial demonstration teams are scheduled to be available for interviews.
Members of the media are required to RSVP with the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 907-377-2116; email: email@example.com.
***Visitors should be prepared for the weather of the day and exciting loud aircraft maneuvers by bringing hearing protection.***
***Due to security reason, trailers (fifth-wheels, camping trailers, boat trailers, etc.) and RVs are not permitted ***
Prohibited Items (Not Allowed In Spectator Area)
Permitted Items (Are allowed, but will be searched)
As directed by base personnel. Americans with Disabilities Act services and limited shuttles will be available.
For Force Support Squadron or Sponsor Information visit: https://eielsonforcesupport.com/festivals/airshow
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Check out the Arctic Lightning Airshow Facebook Page!
Check out these media links from past shows:
Aerial Acts and Static Displays
For any performers interested in participating in Arctic Lightning Airshow as an aerial act or static display, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***The 2023 Arctic Lightning Airshow is an Air Force Open House being conducted in accordance with AFMAN 10-1004. Reference to any non-federal entity is not intended as a Federal endorsement.***