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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 Club VIP and Chalets open?
          The Flight Line Club VIP , 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 Club VIP 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.

 


  1. Jack says:

    I purchased two tickets for the Drop Zone on Sunday but won’t be able to attend. Are those two tickets refundable? I will be there on Saturday if by chance this could be taken care of at that time.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Tickets are not refundable, but if you call our box office at 877-722-2927 they would be happy to transfer those over to Saturday for you.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Our Drop Zone tickets are the regular general admission tickets. Everything else is the upgraded VIP experience. 🙂

    • OC Air Show says:

      The Drop Zone tickets are the regular general admission tickets – everything else is the upgraded VIP experience.

  2. Patsy Mayer says:

    We will be vacationing in the area that week, just purchased drop zone tix online, but inquiring about general parking, where to park! We have not been to Ocean City in the past, so unfamiliar with the area. Thanks! Look forward to another amazing Blue Angels Air Show!

    • OC Air Show says:

      Best bet is the ocean city park and ride, or if you are staying at a hotel, call a cab or ride share to take you down to show center!

  3. 410-776-3264 says:

    What parking areas are nearby? Will the view be blocked from all the beach umbrellas I n the drop zone area.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Beach umbrellas don’t obscure the view too bad – that’s one of the reasons why we allow those and not pop-up awnings. Parking is tight in Ocean City, so your best bet is something like the Ocean City Park & Ride.

  4. Michelle says:

    We are looking at purchasing tickets in the drop zone. Can we bring a beach caddy to carry your blankets, chairs and umbrellas? Also, can we bring outside food and drinks into the Drop Zone? Thank you!

  5. Tom Lombardo says:

    Hello,
    I purchased Flight line club VIP tickets for Saturday, but, have not yet received a parking pass. Will they be coming soon? Thanks.

    • OC Air Show says:

      We have not yet sent out the parking passes, so you are fine! They will be sent out closer to the date of the show.

  6. Mike says:

    Does the Drop Zone viewing area extend all the way to the ocean (is there a specific Drop Zone swimming area)?

  7. Joe says:

    I have notices in past years many people watching from boats or sand bars in Assawoman Bay. I suspect some people watch from boats in the Ocean. Is there a restricted area where boats are excluded?

    • OC Air Show says:

      There are some restrictions that will be provided by the Coast Guard prior to the show. However, yes, there are those who choose to watch from off the coast.

  8. Donna says:

    I am attempting to book my 2020 reservations at an OC Campground; therefore, I am requesting DEFINITE DATES for the 2020 OC Air Show. What are the CONFIRMED DATES for the 2020 (next year) Ocean City, Maryland Air Show, please?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi Donna, unfortunately, we cannot make that announcement until all contracts and acts are in place for the next year. We always announce the next year’s show at 4 pm when this year’s show ends on Sunday! That being said, this event is quite consistently held on this weekend each year.

    • OC Air Show says:

      The show aircraft tend to practice throughout the week, but usually closer to the show dates on Saturday and Sunday.

  9. Shari says:

    Hi, What date does the advance purchase amount expire for the Flight Line Club. Right now they are $146.00. How long until that price increases?

  10. Matthew Chambliss says:

    We are both (my wife and I) retired US Navy veteran and owned my own vending business in Maryland. We would like to know how to participate in the up coming air show in Oceana City.

    V/r

    Matthew Chambliss

  11. Lee says:

    Where do the planes fly from and land at It seems that the local municipal airport isn’t big enough to handle everyone

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Lee, the planes fly from a couple different places, including the local Salisbury Regional Airport and Wallops Air Force base. Thanks for the great question!

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