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Frequently Asked Questions

      • What time does Premium Viewing open?
        Gates to the Drop Zone Beach open each day at 9am.
      • What time does the Flight Line VIP Clubhouse and Chalets open?
        The Flight Line VIP Clubhouse, VIP Penthouse and Chalets open each day at 10am.
      • How long is the event?
        Exhibits and displays open at 9 am, the OC Air Show starts at 12 noon and ends around 4 pm
      • Will the schedule be the same both days?
        Most of it will be the same, all the major acts will perform both days.
      • Can I go in and out of the Drop Zone Beach and VIP areas?
        Yes, you will receive a wristband that will allow you to go out and re-enter the Drop Zone Beach.
      • What do you recommend to bring to the show
        Sunscreen, a beach chair and an umbrella for shade.  Every else is available in the Drop Zone Beach.
      • Are backpacks allowed into the Drop Zone?
        Backpacks are allowed and will be subject to security inspection upon entrance .
      • Are cameras and video recorders allowed?
        Yes, feel free to take as many photos/videos as you would like.
      • Are pets allowed on the beach?
        No, city ordinances prohibit bringing pets onto the beach
      • Is there going to be food & drinks for purchase in the Drop Zone Beach area?
        Yes, a variety of food and beverage items will be available including beer ranging in price from $3-$15.
      • Alcohol is available for purchase in the Drop Zone?
        Yes, beer will be available for purchase.  It must be purchased on-site and cannot be brought into the Drop Zone Beach area.
      • Will food and beverage available for purchase be cash only? Will credit cards be accepted?
        Food and beverage vendors will accept both cash and credit cards.
      • Will vegetarian/vegan/gluten-Free food options be available for purchase?
        Our concessionaire makes every effort to ensure menu items are suitable for all guests. It is recommended that all attendees who have a food restriction eat before arriving to the show. Additionally, there are several restaurants along the boardwalk that offer full service menus to accommodate your needs.
      • Are there any shaded areas?
        Shade is limited as the show viewing area is on the beach. You will be allowed to bring a hand-held personal or beach umbrella.
      • Can I bring a tent or awning?
        Due to safety concerns for all patrons, personal tents or awnings are not allowed on air show grounds. Personal hand-held or beach umbrellas are allowed.
      • Do I need to bring my own seating or can I purchase/rent seating there at the event?
        We recommend that all attendees with Drop Zone tickets bring their own seating. Personal seating is discouraged from being brought into the Flight Line VIP Clubhouse and VIP Penthouse as seating is provided in each of these venues.
      • Will there be a broadcast of the show’s narration on local radio?
      • No. The only narration of the air show will be available in the Drop Zone and VIP areas.

      • Do you recommend ear protection for children?
        Some children wear ear protection, some do not. It is completely up to you.
      • How do I request media credentials?
        Please contact our Public Relations Director via e-mail by Clicking Here
      • Where is Lost & Found located?
        At the box office located at 16th St and the Boardwalk.
      • What are your preferred hotels?
        Our Where-to-Stay page features the hotels where the pilots and teams are staying.
      • Do you have any special provisions for the handicapped?
        Designated areas located along the seawall of the Drop Zone will be available for attendees needing accessible access.
      • Do you have senior citizen, military, student or other discounts?
        We offer a universal discount to everyone when you purchase your tickets in advance either online or by phone.
      • If I purchased tickets for Saturday can I use them on Sunday instead?
        Tickets are day specific.  If you would like to change the date of your ticket, please contact our box office by telephone 877.301.8499 or email.
      • Can I present my tickets on my cell phone?
        You will be able to present your tickets for entry into the air show on your cell phone.  If you purchase Flight Line Club or VIP Penthouse tickets with a parking pass, it must be printed and visible to parking and traffic attendants.
      • I purchased my tickets in advance, but have not received them. What do I do?
        Contact our box office by phone at 877.301.8499 or via email and they will be able to assist you.
      • I lost my tickets, what do I do?
        Contact our box office by phone at 877.301.8499 or via email and they will be able to assist you.
      • What is your Rain Policy?
        In the event of non-authorized intervention, weather or other causes beyond our control, the event may be terminated or suspended and tickets are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Saturday due to weather, tickets will be honored on Sunday. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Sunday or for the weekend due to weather, tickets will be refunded or honored at the next year’s event.


        • OC Air Show says:

          There is parking available throughout the town. Parking is available on street as well as in private lots just as it is on a normal beach weekend.

      1. sharon says:

        I have a VIP ticket and have yet to see my Parking pass where is it? will it be mailed to me or is it sent by email and if sent by e mail WILL they accept the pass that is just printed out on a printer?

      2. Matt Goeller says:

        Blue Angels meet and greet; where( ? under the VIP tent?) and when will they sign autographes and take pictures?

      3. Patricia says:

        Are we allowed to bring the food in to the drop zone, or does it have to stay out of drop zone? Also can we pack sandwiches to put in cooler?

        • OC Air Show says:

          There are various access points through the fence that are guarded by security to allow entry into the ocean and re-entry into the Drop Zone.

      4. Linda Dulin says:

        I have my ticket. I will be driving in for the Sunday show from Odessa, DE. I would like to know locations of Park and Rides so I can get close and take a bus into O.C. Parking is a nightmare.

        • OC Air Show says:

          The West Ocean City Park & Ride is located at 12848 Ocean Gateway Ocean City MD 21842 and will pick you up and drop you off at 16th St and Baltimore Avenue.

      5. Dottie says:

        I have printed my Skybox Tickets but, did not see an option to print a parking pass. Are parking passes available?

      6. Kathy says:

        I haven’t been to Ocean City in years. I’m excited to be going when the Thunderbird’s are flying, and my daughter’s volunteering for them!

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