Joint Base Charleston

 

Joint Base Charleston 2018 Air & Space Expo

Air Show Information

Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo is a FREE community event where the latest and greatest military and commercial aircraft will be on display in the air and on the ground. Gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on April 28th!

**Note: Though Joint Base Charleston is open to the public for the Air & Space Expo, Joint Base Charleston is not an open installation for political or other inappropriate speech.  While on the installation, your rights are restricted in the interest of maintaining good order and discipline.  The wear or possession of indecent, provocative, or offensive clothing or the display or distribution of any inappropriate material, of any type, will result in your denied entry or your removal from the Air & Space Expo at Joint Base Charleston.

 

Parking and Ramp Layout

Directions to the base

Directions to the Rivers Avenue Gate

From Mt Pleasant

Get on I-526 and take the I-26 West exit to Columbia. In approx 2 miles, take Exit 211A to West Aviation Ave. Go straight on West Aviation Ave until road nearly ends (approx 1 mile). Turn right at the light after passing railroad tracks (you will notice a sign) and follow the road, which will take you directly to the gate for entry onto the base. Once you are on the base, follow that road until it ends at the stop sign, and turn left. That will put you on Hill Blvd. Drive through the next 4-way stop sign. You will see the Charleston Club on the left side of the road just past the stop sign. Turn left and then an immediate left into the parking lot. Park in any unmarked spot.

 

From Columbia

Take I-26 to Charleston and take Exit 211A to West Aviation Ave. Go straight on West Aviation Ave until road nearly ends (approx 1 mile). Turn right at the light after passing railroad tracks (you will notice a sign) and follow the road, which will take you directly to the gate for entry onto the base. Once you are on the base, follow that road until it ends at the stop sign, and turn left. That will put you on Hill Blvd. Drive through the next stop sign (4-way). You will see the Charleston Club on the left side of the road just past the stop sign. Turn left and then an immediate left into the parking lot. Park in any unmarked spot.


Directions to the Dorchester Road Gate


From Charleston or North Charleston

Driving down Dorchester Road, turn right into the gate.  You will be on Hill Blvd.  Follow Hill Blvd through one red light, and two stop signs.  Just past the second stop sign, you will see the Charleston Club on the left hand side of the road.  Turn left and then another immediate left into the parking lot.  Park in any unmarked spot.


From Summerville 

Driving down Dorchester Road, turn left into the gate.  You will be on Hill Blvd.  Follow Hill Blvd through one red light, and two stop signs.  Just past the second stop sign, you will see the Charleston Club on the left hand side of the road.  Turn left and then another immediate left into the parking lot.  Park in any unmarked spot.


Map Directions

 

Air Expo Gallery

Schedule of Events

. 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

 

. Black Daggers Parachute Demo Team

. Bill Stein and Kevin Coleman Acrobatic Flight

 

. Celebrate Freedom Foundation's AH-1 Cobra Helicopter

 

. Man vs. Impossible C-17 Globemaster III Plane Pull

. C-17 Globemaster III /C-47 Skytrain Mobility Heritage Flight

. Gary Ward Acrobatic Demonstration

. Greg Koontz Air Shows Alabama Boys Performance

 

. F-16 Fighting Falcon and P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

 

. F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration

. Kevin Coleman Acrobatic Demonstration

 

. F-86 Sabre Demonstration

 

. U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team Performance

. F-35 Lightning II Flyby Demonstration

 

. Prowlers of the Pacific "Battle of Midway" Performance

. Warrior Flight L-39 Mock Dogfight Performance

. Black Daggers Parachute Demo Team

 

. C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration

 

. Acemaker T-33 Shooting Star Demonstration

. Randy Ball's MiG-17 Fresco Demonstration

 

 

. Bill Stein Acrobatic Demonstration

 

. U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team Performance

. Man vs. Impossible C-17 Globemaster III Plane Pull

 

. 3 p.m. Aeroshell T-6 Texan Formation Flight Performance

PROHIBITED ITEMS

◾Weapons of ANY kind including: pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, nun-chucks, billy clubs, large/heavy chain-linked jewelry or belts, mace/pepper spray, firearms. NO CONCEALED WEAPONS.

◾Drones

◾Large Purses

◾Toys resembling firearms

◾Fireworks

◾Spray paint/silly string

◾Glass containers

◾Alcohol, illegal drugs

◾Bicycles, skateboards

◾Heelies, roller skates, rollerblades

◾Coolers

◾Rucksacks or backpacks

◾Animals or pets

◾Canteens, thermoses, and other hard sided water bottles

PERMITTED ITEMS

◾Strollers, wagons for toddlers

◾Diaper bags

◾Lawn chairs

◾Blankets

◾Small purses

◾Wheelchairs and other medical equipment/devices

◾Personal Umbrellas

◾Cameras, video recorders, binoculars (must be able to demonstrate items are operable)

 

Recommended Items

◾Comfortable shoes

◾Ear plugs/hearing protection

◾Sunscreen

◾Cameras

◾Plastic water bottles

◾ Pen for autographs

Safety Items

◾For the safety of all visitors and aircraft, there is NO smoking on the flightline/Expo Area

◾DO NOT cross the crowd fencing and ropes, as this may cause the air show to be stopped

◾ DO NOT touch or climb on any aircraft unless invited to do so by the aircrew

◾Remember trash can be sucked into aircraft engines, damaging the aircraft and endangering the lives of the pilots and aircrew. Please keep the flightline/Expo Area litter free by using trash receptacles.

◾ Watch for tent ropes, aircraft tie-down chains and other tripping hazards

◾Observe all signs such as "NO SMOKING", "DO NOT ENTER" and "DO NOT TOUCH"