Whether you have an interest in piloting or just appreciate the engineering and control of pilots, you should mark the 2018 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show in your calendar. This upcoming event will last two days and is co-hosted by the city of Tuscaloosa.
When and Tickets
As always, the Regional Air Show will take place at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. This year, it will be on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. There are many admission options, and kids under 5 get in for free. General admission for adults is $10 purchased in advance or $15 the day of the event. For children between 6 and 11, it costs $5 ahead of time or $8 on the day of. Adults who plan to attend both days can get a weekend pass for $25 ahead of time or $35 on the day of, with either ticket including a $10 voucher for concessions to offer extra savings.
There are also family packs that include two adults, two children, and a concessions voucher worth $20 for each day. The single-day ticket is $45 ahead of time or $60 the day of the event, while a weekend pass is $90 in advance or $110 on the day of. If you want, you can also get reserved seating tickets with admission for up to five adults or kids plus two infants, party boxes with room for up to 75 adults and children plus eight infants, and tickets for public or private chalets.
Continuing a Tradition
The 2018 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show will feature the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels once again. This is the fifth time that they have taken to the air at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport since their first appearance in 2009. Bring a folding chair or blanket so you can sit down and enjoy the show.
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For those who want to meet the performers at the air show as well as their crew members, you can attend the Pilot’s Reception. This is the chance to thank the pilots for everything they do as part of the U.S. Navy. The reception is on Friday, April 13, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the event, and tickets are $50. You can buy them on the same website as the other air show tickets.