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Welcome to home of the award-winning Tinker Air Show! After four long years, we're back and can't wait to amaze you! Headlining this year's show are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, but that's not all! We'll have dozens of military and civilian aerial performers in addition to a wide variety of ground display aircraft. The theme for this year's show is "STEM Takes Flight," highlighting the science, technology, engineering and mathematics that make human flight possible! We're adding performers, ground displays and exhibits all the time, so check back often for the latest updates. You can also get Tinker Air Show updates by following the Tinker Air Force Base social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
AF Connect will be the official app for the 2023 Tinker Air Show. Download today on your favorite app store!
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8 a.m.: Gates Open
8 a.m.: Ground Displays, Exhibits and Vendors Open
9 a.m.: STEM City Hangar Open
9 a.m.: (SUNDAY ONLY) Ft. Sill's 77th Army Band performs at air show gates
10 a.m.: Gigi Coleman Brooms Performance at STEM City
10:30 a.m.: National Anthem & Invocation
10:35 a.m.: (SATURDAY ONLY) Senior Leader Greeting and Enlistment Ceremony at Show Center
11 a.m.: Wings of Blue Parachute Jump and Tinker Installation Commander Welcome
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Aerial Performances
3 p.m.: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
4 p.m.: STEM City Closed
5 p.m.: Gates Closed
>>>PLEASE NOTE, INTERSTATE 40 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR CONSTRUCTION AT THIS TIME. THE OFFRAMPS SERVING DOUGLAS ST. ARE EXPECTED TO BE DEMOLISHED BEFORE THE TINKER AIR SHOW BEGINS. Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.<<<
* This map has clickable links to navigate you to your gate of choice. Please note, information on this page is subject to change.
Tinker Air Show Gate Map (Current as of June 14, 2023) (PDF)
Google Maps list of Tinker Air Show Gates | Directions to Bldg. 9001 East | Directions to Bldg. 9001 West | Directions to Liberator Gate | Directions to Lancer Gate | Directions to Hruskocy Gate
As you approach Tinker Air Force Base from Interstate I-240, look for signs directing you to the entrance. Parking and shuttles from the parking areas are free. Buses will run continuously on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. An average bus trip will be less than 15 minutes and will deliver passengers to the security checkpoint. All visitors should be prepared for inspection of belongings as you are entering a military installation.
Driving from the west side of the base to the east side will be restricted.
Public Entry Points/Parking: On the south end of installation, the public will be able to enter the parking area south of Bldg. 9001 (the old General Motors Plant off of SE 74th Street) through the old entrance gates. On the east side of the base, the Hruskocy and Lancer Gates will be open for public entry into parking lots north and east of Bldg. 3001. The Liberator Gate is reserved for rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and passenger drop off/pickup. See the above map for details.
DoD ID Card Holder Entrances: During the Tinker Air Show, the Tinker, Vance (Sooner Rd.) and Gott Gates will only be open to DoD ID Card holders, just as they normally are the rest of the year. DoD ID Card holders wishing to attend the air show should enter through one of these gates and park in the designated parking areas on the north side of the base so that the east and south entrances can be kept as open as possible.
Guests with wheelchairs, strollers or folding wagons are highly encouraged to enter through the Hruskocy or Lancer Gates to mitigate excessive time spent loading/unloading buses.
Drivers should have their licenses available for the gate guards as they approach the gates. Seatbelt use is mandatory on Tinker AFB, so ensure all passengers are buckled up. Use of cell phone while driving a motor vehicle is prohibited on base; however, hands-free devices are permitted. Park vehicles in designated areas and proceed to the gated entryway or shuttle bus stop. Base security forces will send you in the right direction. All visitors will proceed through a security checkpoint either before boarding the shuttle buses or entering the event area.
Shuttles from Bldgs. 1094 and 9001 will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visiting an air show has many of the same security requirements as going through security at an airport. If you have a question about whether an item not mentioned here is allowed at the Tinker Air Show, please reach out via our "Contact Us" page. Please note, this list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.