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Old 09-08-2012, 05:14 AM
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Default Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show - Sept 14-16, 2012

For full air show information and contact numbers, please visit Home | Oceana Air Show

Seating tickets may be purchased online. The website includes a link to upgrade seats if desired.
Bleacher seats - $4
General seats - $9
Reserved seats - $14

'Reserved' seats are the first five rows of paid seating. These seats are numbered so you have the same chair for the duration of the event. 'General' seats are the next ten rows of seats but they are general admission seats so if you leave during the event you may not be able to return to the same chair.


Friday, September 14th, 2012
The show officially kicks off at 5:30 pm Friday evening, September 14th with the stunning Twilight Air Show, featuring sunset and nighttime aerial performances and pyrotechnics.

The twilight portion of the show includes a military tactical demonstration by Oceana F/A-18 Hornets. The Blue Angels transport plane, Fat Albert, will fly during the show.

When the sun sets, watch night-time displays by Otto the Helicopter, Dan Buchanan, Bill Leff, the Smoke & Thunder Jet Car and the British Red Devils jump team.

Admission and parking are free and gates open at 5:00 pm.

A general schedule of performers and sequence of events will be available in the free program available at the Program Booths. Performance times are subject to change based on numerous factors right up until the day before the show.


Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, 2012
Gates open at 8 a.m. Flying starts at about 10 a.m.
Generally, the flying will begin around 10am. Between 11am and noon, the National Anthem and military demonstrations are scheduled. After 12 noon, the pace increases with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels beginning their flying performance between 3-3:30pm.

Commemorating the War of 1812, the theme this year is "Our Flag Was Still There," so expect to see stars and stripes throughout the performances.

Admission and parking are free at the NAS Oceana Air Show. Expect heavy traffic in the early afternoon so arrive early.


Saturday Night, September 15th, 2012
6:30pm - 31st Street Park Beach Blast adjacent to the Hilton Virginia Beach. Event begins with a free concert. When the sun sets there will be a Super Hornet afterburner flyover to kick-off the official portion of the show, immediately followed by a team parachute jump onto the beach.

Once the jumpers have been presented to the crowd, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will take the stage to introduce the 2012 Blue Angel team.

Music and entertainment will be provided until the event’s conclusion at 10 p.m.

This is a free event and parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.


Security Information
Prohibited Items
In order to keep possibly dangerous items outside the flight line, ALL bags will be briefly inspected as you come through flight line entry points and all individuals are subject to search. To keep delays to a minimum, remember that the following items are not permitted on the flight line and may be confiscated:
•Ice chests or coolers
• Large bags (bags larger than a small purse or fanny pack), duffle bags, briefcases, large camera bags.
• Backpacks
• All weapons (regardless of permit) including: firearms, knives, (including pocket knives and multi-tools), walking sticks (except for handicap use) and all other items that the security force deems dangerous. Any confiscated items will not be returned.
• Alcoholic beverages
• Pets (other than service animals)
• Glass containers
• Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades or skateboards

Authorized Items
All authorized items will be inspected prior to entering the flight line. It is recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of authorized items to reduce the time required for inspection prior to access into the flight line area. The following items are permitted:
•PCS/cellular phones, pagers and FRS transceivers (may be asked to turn off / on)
• Handheld portable televisions, radios and scanners
• Small fanny packs and purses
• Cameras and camcorders (owners should not load film prior to entering the show area as they may be required to open all compartments at Security Checkpoints).
• Folding chairs and lawn chairs (chairs in bags subject to search)
• Umbrellas and sunshades
• Wheelchairs
• Baby bags and strollers, if attending with an infant or small child (Strollers are not permitted in the grandstand area. Adjacent stroller parking is available).

Smoking
• Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the flight line in the vicinity of aircraft, vendor tents or chalets.

Notes
• Unattended bags and packages will be removed from the premises
• Neither strollers nor wheelchairs will be available for rent at the Air Show
• Sun protection, including hat, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and sun screen are recommended
• Water will be available throughout the Air Show area
• Wear comfortable footgear; the flight line is paved and you may walk long distances.
• All vendor vehicles will be subject to search.
• Uniformed security personnel are there to help. Follow all instructions from uniformed security personnel.
• Very few things on the flight line are soft to the touch; most things are made of metal and have lots of edges on them. Keep your eyes focused in the direction you’re walking and be aware of low-hanging (and flying!) aircraft components.
• Medical personnel are on call. Notify any uniformed security person or air show worker if you or any member of your group requires medical attention.
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