Frequently Asked Questions

Air Show Security

1. What kind of security screening will there be?

2. Are we allowed to bring food, umbrellas or chairs to the air show?

3. What items are prohibited at the air show?

4. Are video cameras allowed at the show?

5. Who may come to the air show?

 

Air Show Retail

6. Will food and beverages be available?

7. How are air show retail sales over the internet filled?

 

Air Show Cost and Fundraising

8. Is fundraising available for the air show?

9. How much does the air show cost?

 

Air Show Schedule and Performances

10. Is the show the same both days?

11. What time does the air show start and end?

12. What are the Blue Angels performance times?

13. Will there be an exclusive day for military personnel to attend the air show?

14. What time does the air show for the military on Friday start and end?

15. Are military personnel allowed accompanying guests to the exclusive Friday air show?

16. What types of aircraft will be on display at the show?

 

School Visits

17. Is there a special show for school students?

18. What special assistance can be made available for schools interested in attending the air show?

 

Sandbar Access

19. Will the sand bar will be available for access during the air show?

 

Air Show Seating

20. Are the Box Seats and Grandstand seats shaded or open to sun?

21. If I don’t buy any tickets, will I have a problem viewing the air show?

22. Where is the best viewing site to see all the aerobatic flying?

23. Is there a map laying out the prerimeters of the air show site?

 

Parking and Transportation

24. Where is the general parking for the air show located?

25. Will there be a special bus available to transport guests to the air show?

26. Where is the reserved parking for preferred customers located?

27. Can I ride my bike to the air show?

28. Is there any city bus that go to or on MCBH?

 

ADA Information

29. Is there designated parking for people with handicapped placards?

30. Where is the designated parking for those with hadicapped placards located at?

31. Will there be an ADA Access (Americans with Disabilities Act) area available?

32. Who has access to the free ADA area?

33. Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?

 

 

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Q1. What kind of security screening will there be?
A1. Spectator screening will consist of:

  • 100% Bag Inspection (Only Diaper Bags/handbags Allowed)
  • 100% Visual Inspection of All Guests
  • 100% Inspection of Suspicious Persons
  • At ALL entry points to the air show flight line, ALL bags will be quickly inspected, and all individuals are subject to search prior to entering the air show flight line.

 

Q2. Are we allowed to bring food, umbrellas or chairs to the air show?
A2. The following items are permitted on the flight line. All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce access time into the flight line area.

  • Children's wagons (non-motorized)
  • Standard backpacks
  • Cellular phones and pagers
  • Handheld portable televisions and radios
  • Fanny packs and purses, or bags 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller
  • Food and beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • Folding chairs and lawn chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Wheelchairs
  • Baby diaper bags and strollers, if attending with an infant or small child.

 

Q3. What items are prohbited at the air show?
A3. The following items will not be permitted on the flight line and are subject to confiscation:

  • Weapons (regardless of permit) including firearms, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray or stun guns
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Non-prescription/illegal drugs of any kind
  • Ice chests or coolers
  • Pets, other than service animals
  • Glass containers
  • Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, helly (skate shoes), scooters or skateboards
  • Backpacks/Bags larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (standard backpacks)
  • It is recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce the inspection time prior to access into the flight line area.

 

Q4. Are video cameras allowed at the show?
A4. Yes, cameras are allowed at the air show.

 

Q5. Who may come to the air show?
A5. The air show is open to the general public. Everyone is invited.

 

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Air Show Retail

Q6. Will food and beverages be available?
A6. Yes, food and beverages will be available for purchase at the air show.

 

Q7. How are air show retail sales over the internet filled?
A7. We fill mail orders for customers with proof of privilege (ID Cards). Contact the Customer Service Department at (808) 254-3890. An alternative number is Special Orders Department, which has a message machine at (808) 254-5817.

 

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Air Show Cost and Fundraising

Q8. Is fundraising allowed at the air show?
A8. Merchandising is available exclusively to military units from Hawaii. Examples: squadron t-shirts or memorabilia. Please contact the Air Show Hotline at (808) 257-8876 (MCCS cannot authorize sales) for further details.

 

Q9. How Much does the air show cost?
A9. Admission to the air show is free. However, Grandstand, Box Seats and Chalet seating are available for purchase on the Tickets page.

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Air Show Schedule and Performances

Q10. Is the show the same both days?
A10. Yes, the show will be the same both Saturday & Sunday, including static displays.

 

Q11. What time does the air show start and end?
A11. The gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m..

 

Q12. What are the Blue Angels performance times?
A12. The Blue Angels will perform Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18. The show’s schedule is packed with performances from the Blue Angels, civilian performers and other demonstrations. We invite the community to come early and enjoy all of the performances.

 

Q13. Will there be an exclusive day for military personnel to attend the air show?
A13. Yes. Friday the 16th is a Military, schools and charity day. As with each day free and open to the public.

 

Q14. What time does the air show for the military on Friday start and end?
A14. The time for Friday's show is 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., the same as Saturday and Sunday. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m.

 

Q15. Are military personnel allowed accompanying guests to the exclusive Friday air show?
A15. Authorized patrons are allowed to sponsor guests on base as long as they accompany their guests.

 

Q16. What types of aircraft will be on display at the show?
A16. The Kaneohe Bay Air Show will feature numerous static displays ranging from jets to helicopters, transport craft to classic military aircraft. The Naval Air Museum Barbers Point will even provide an A-4, Huey, Sea King and a number of ground equipment as a Vietnam expeditionary flight line display..

 

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School Visits

Q17. Is there a special show for school students?
A17. The air show school day is Friday the 16th of October. It is an opportunity for schools to get up close and personal to all the acts, static displays and events. It is a much more intimate setting than that of the air show itself. Visit the School Requests page to register your school and communicate any special needs or requirements.

 

Q18. What special assistance can be made available for schools interested in attending the air show?
A18. There are a great many things we can do to assist you. Please put your request on your special needs on to the web request and we will see what we can do to meet them.

 

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Sandbar Access

Q19. Will the Sand Bar will be available for access during the air show?
A19. Yes, the Sand Bar will be available for access during the air show; however, there are restrictions for the waters surrounding Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (MCBH). Please see the Notice to Mariners (coming soon) for more information.

 

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Air Show Seating

Q20. Are the Box Seats and Grandstand seats shaded or open to sun?
A20. There is no shade directly over the box seats and grand stand seats as that would limit the view of the flying acts during the air show. There are several limited in size shade tents directly behind the box seats and grand stand area for rest purposes.

 

Q21. If I don’t buy any tickets, will I have a problem viewing the air show?
A21. The length of the runway is blocked by premium seating and chalets, however the aerial performances are visible from anywhere on the tarmac.

 

Q22. Where is the best viewing site to see all the aerobatic flying?
A22. The aerobatic flying will be centered at "Showline" center.

 

Q23. Is there a map laying out the prerimeters of the air show site?
A23. We will have a map uploaded in the near future that will be available from the "Information" drop down menu.

 

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Parking and Transportation

Q24. Where is the general parking for the air show located?
A24. There will be free parking on base. Parking is on a first come, first served basis, and we recommend getting there early to get the best spots.

 

Q25. Will there be a special bus available to transport guests to the air show?
A25. At this time there are no plans for a special bus. Please check the city bus website http://www.thebus.org/ for the normal routes available to MCB Hawaii.

 

Q26. Where is the reserved parking for the preferred customers located?
A26. The reserved parking for the preferred customers is located at the west side of Hangar 104. You will take 1st. St along hangar row to the stop sign just before entering the access road to Hangar 105. The reserved parking area for the chalets will be on the left.

 

Q27. Can I ride my bike to the air show?
A27. Those who choose to ride their bikes from outside the base or from their homes on base should follow the guidelines listed below.

On base guests/visitors should use existing bike racks at the Exchange and the Base Chapel. There will be extra racks placed at these sites. From the main exchange, bike riders can use the bus stop on the back side of the Exchange to catch the shuttle to the air show. Walking might be a better option because bus stops will be less than a mile (most much closer) from every housing resident.

Off base guests/visitors should arrive via the back gate, park their bikes on the left hand side grass just inside the back gate, lock them to the fence, and catch the shuttle to the air show from the back gate.

*Important non-DoD personnel are not authorized to enter housing areas. All bicycles must be locked, and proper personal protective equipment (helmet and reflective belt after sunset) must be worn. Note: The sun sets around 6:00 p.m. and lights will be required for all bicycles.

All bicycle riders on base must following base regulations which can be found in the MCBH Base Order 5500.15B:

7011. BICYCLE REGULATIONS

1. Enforcement. Except where specifically provided by law or in this manual, all traffic regulations apply to operators of bicycles. Military police may issue minor offense reports, DD Form 1408s or DD Form 1805s, to owners and operators of bicycles who do not comply with these laws and regulations.

2. Prohibited Areas. The following areas are strictly prohibited for use by bicycles or mountain bikes, without written authorization by the commanding general:

a. The Nu'upia Ponds Wildlife Management Area.

b. Off road along the north end of the runway.

c. In the dunes and vegetated area west of the runway and north of old Marine Corps Air Station-2 (MCAS-2) radar compound and east of the rock wall at Pyramid Rock Recreation Area.

3. Parental Responsibility. Parents and bicycle owners will ensure that juveniles, including dependents, are properly instructed in the safe operation of bicycles, and that they understand and obey laws and regulations.

4. Security. Due to the mobility and value of bicycles, the reporting of lost or missing, found, or unsecured bicycles is essential to prompt recovery. Promptly report lost or missing bicycles to both MPD and HPD. Reports should fully describe the bicycle, including model and serial number. Report found bicycles to MPD. To deter theft, all bicycles must be secured with a bicycle lock while not in use.

5. Operator Responsibility

a. Use bike lanes when available.

b. Yield to all approaching vehicles and pedestrians when emerging from an alley, driveway, or building.

c. Keep one hand on the handle bars at all times.

d. Ride as far to the right of the roadway as practical.

e. Do not ride abreast of another bicycle except when passing.

6. Other Bicycle Rules

a. Bicycles will neither be towed by another vehicle, nor tow another vehicle except trailers manufactured for that purpose.

b. Bicycles are permitted only on streets, roads, and parking areas; not on athletic fields, tracks, lawns, or seeded areas. In the interest of safety, children operating tricycles, bicycles, or other foot powered devices with a height of less than 16 inches are encouraged to ride onsidewalks.

c. Maximum speed limit for bicycles is 30 mph unless a lower speed limit is posted for the area being ridden through.

d. No one will ride or push bicycles on any freeway, including the H-3 near Kaneohe Bay.

e. No one will ride bicycles while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Violators may be subject to the same penalties as for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

f. Bicycle operators will not wear radio headsets, earphones, or other devices that obstruct their hearing.

7. Required Equipment. All bicycles operated at night must be equipped with a white light visible 500 feet to the front. Bicycles must also be equipped with:

a. A crystal (white) reflector of at least three square inches, or six square inches of white reflective material facing forward and unobstructed when viewed from the front.

b. An amber reflector with a minimum of three square inches or 12 square inches of amber reflective material on each side facing outward.

c. Amber reflectors on both front and rear surfaces of all pedals.

d. A red reflector with a minimum of three square inches facing rearward and unobstructed when viewed from the rear.

e. For safety, bicyclists riding during darkness will wear light colored or reflective clothing to increase visibility.

f. Bicycle Helmets. All bicycle riders will wear properly fastened bicycle helmets while riding aboard MCBH. If walking a bicycle for long distances in military uniform, the rider should take off the helmet and put on the appropriate uniform cover. Any rider not wearing a helmet while riding will be issued a MOR. MPD will send a copy of the MOR to the active duty member's command and/or MCBH Base Inspector.

 

Q28. Is there any city bus that go to or on MCB Hawaii?
A28. Yes. Please check the city bus website http://www.thebus.org/ for routes and times.

 

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ADA Information

Q29. Is there designated parking for people with handicapped placards?
A29. Yes, please stay in the left lane on the H-3 and follow the directions to the handicapped parking. Please be prepared to make the first left hand turn once inside the base. Please ensure you have your handicapped parking placard clearly visible.

 

Q30. Where is the designated parking for those with handicapped placards located at?
A30. If your vehicle has a handicapped windshield pass, you should enter the station through the H-3 Main Gate and follow the traffic flow up to Mokapu Road and left onto B Street. The Handicap parking will be on the right, beside the Air Traffic Tower. Please view the Parking Map (coming soon) for directions. Handicapped parking is limited and is available on first come first served basis.

 

Q31. Will there be an ADA Access (Americans with Disabilities Act) area available?
A31. An ADA area will be available on the flight line near the Grandstands. This area is wheelchair accessible.

 

Q32. Who has access to the free ADA area?
A32. The ADA area is available to anyone with a handicap, or unable to physically sit in the bleachers or box seats (someone in a wheelchair). ADA persons may bring in one personal assistant to the ADA section.

 

Q33. Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?
A33. Wheelchairs can access all seating areas. Special wheelchair seating in the grandstands is available, with paid admission, but limited to first-come, first-served. Grandstand seating is not reserved, so first-level seating cannot be guaranteed. One seat may be removed from a box of 20 box seats to provide space in that area.

 

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