September 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
All individuals entering the Flight Line area through the admission gate are subject to search. Please come early, pay careful attention to all signs and announcements, and be patient. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of those attending the Air Show.
For those looking at aircraft closely, please ask an attendant to escort you around the aircraft. It is critical that you stay away from aircraft propellers at all times. Even when engines are off, propellers can move suddenly and cause bodily harm.
What time is the Air Show?
Gates will be open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Static aircraft displays to the public will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program begins at 12:00 p.m. Air Show performances start at 12:30 p.m. and finishes around 4:00 p.m.
Where is the Air Show?
The Bluebonnet Air show takes place at the Burnet Airport which is located on the South side of the city on Highway 281.
What about Parking?
Signs and traffic cops will direct you to parking. There is free parking located on the East side of Highway 281 behind the Cecil auto dealership. Shuttle buses will chauffeur you to the front gate. On site airport parking is available for $10 and allows you to easily walk to and from the runway. Parking is first come, first serve. It is recommended you arrive early.
How much is admission to the Air Show?
Adults – $15.00
Seniors (age 60 or better) $10.00
Military with ID – $10.00
Students (6 to 17 years) – $5.00
Children 5 years and younger – Free
Wrist bands must be worn and displayed during air show for security.
Air Show Sponsors and guest seating is provided and have access to all amenities in the preferred seating area tent.
Will an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) be available?
Are folding/beach chairs allowed?
Are tents or awnings allowed?
Are coolers allowed into the event?
Will outside food be allowed?
No. Food and drinks can be purchased on site from various vendors.
Will alcoholic beverages be allowed?
Will strollers and wheelchairs be available for rental?
Will pets be allowed to enter the Air Show?
No. You will be asked to leave if you bring a pet.
Are bikes, skateboards, roller blades, skates, or kick or electric scooters be allowed?
Are there any restrictions on bringing weapons to this event?
Weapons including pocket knives, multi-tools, replica/toy weapons or pepper spray are not allowed and will be confiscated.
Are FRS/GMRS radios allowed?
FRS/GMRS radios are permitted. VHF band and other scanners are also permitted, but transmitters/transceivers are not.
Tickets & Seating
How can I get preferred seating tickets to the Air Show?
VIP ticketed sponsors get complementary tented seating and lunch. Click here to learn how to become a VIP sponsor.
Preferred seating is available provided to the sponsors of the air show. Click here to learn how to become a sponsor.
For non-sponsors, we also have flight-line seating for an additional $5.00, however availability is limited to first-come-first-served.
Please use sunscreen.
You will be outside for several hours and may catch a sun burn.
What is the performance schedule?
Because of many last-minute changes in performers and schedules, exact times are not available. There will be continuous aerial excitement from the start of the show until the show closes, as well as static displays, and vendor booths.
Transportation & Parking
How do I know where to park? Is there a shuttle?
When you arrive in Burnet, road signs will direct you to available parking lots. A free base shuttle bus will be available.
How much is parking?
General parking is free. It is located across the highway from the Airport, behind Cecil’s Auto Dealership.
Handicap parking (with permit) at the airport, follow the signs. Note handicapped parking is first come, first serve.
Preferred Parking is $10.00 and is located ¼ mile north of the Airport Entrance, follow the signs.
Will there be RV/travel trailer parking?
No RVs or travel trailers are permitted on airport grounds.
What about riding a motorcycle?
Motorcycles should park in the same parking lots as other automobiles.
Is handicapped parking available? If so, where will they be directed for parking?
Yes, handicapped parking is available. If your vehicle has a handicapped license plate decal or windshield pass, you should enter the airport through the main entrance. Handicapped parking is limited and is available on first come first served basis.
Do you have a handicap shuttle on the flight line?
Can I fly my own plane into Burnet?
The airspace will be very busy before the Air Show. Ramp space is very limited. Ramp space priority is granted to air show acts over private planes. You must land and secure your aircraft before 11:00 a.m. After that time, airspace is restricted until 4:00 p.m. Please call flight services for NOTAMS and TFRs. Pilot Briefing is Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Directions to the location?
To keep up to date with the show information go here.