Frequently asked questions
PLANNING TO ATTEND THE AIR SHOW
Gates open at 6pm and close at 10:00pm.
Show starts APPROXIMATELY at 6:30pm.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Gates open at 9am and close at 5:00pm.
Show starts APPROXIMATELY at 12:30pm.
Delays are likely on Air Show days. It is recommended that you plan extra time accordingly for traffic, detours, road closures, and lines to park, check-in, and/or buy tickets.
This year, Friday is a NIGHT show.
Each of the shows are similar. Most of the performers will be performing all three days. To see who is performing each day, please visit the Schedule page.
*Please note that the schedules are subject to change without notice. Check the website for the most recent, up-to-date information.
2023 Oregon Air Show - Hillsboro will feature the will feature the USAF F-35 Demo Team and the Growler Demo Team. More performers will be added in the near future.
To see the full list of performers, please visit the Performers page.
Statics displays at the 2023 Hillsboro Show include two FA-18Es from Lemoore, F-15C from the 142nd FW, and much more! To see the full-line up, please visit our Statics page.
Yes, there is a P-51 ride available from the Erickson Collection. To sign up for this ride, please contact the Erickson Collection HERE.
Yes, tickets can be purchased at the gates. If paying with a credit card, only Visa and Mastercard are accepted at the gates.
Yes, Military General Admission tickets are discounted Adult General Admission tickets for active military personnel and veterans only. Military General Admission tickets are not for dependents of an active military personnel and/or veteran. Dependents are to purchase Adult General Admission or Child General Admission tickets instead. Proof of military ID is required for each Military General Admission ticket purchased. Acceptable proof of military ID are as follows: DD Form 2, DD Form 214, VA Card, VIC, or state ID with Veteran status indicated.
“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor QORVO, veterans and active military can obtain a free General Admission Military ticket on Saturday and Sunday as part of our Honoring Our Military Day Presented by Qorvo. To obtain your free ticket, please visit our Hillsboro tickets page.
The Air Show will continue - rain or shine - as long as the weather does not interfere with the safety precautions of our performers. If the weather causes safety concerns for performers as indicated by our safety teams, performances may be paused until conditions improve and is deemed safe to resume the show. By purchasing a ticket, guests understand that the safety of our performers and guests is the Air Show’s number one priority and that the Air Show reserves the right to postpone, delay, or cancel the event for safety reasons.
By purchasing a ticket to the Air Show, guests understand that there are no refunds or exchanges, including but not limited to the case of inclement weather.
Yes, each ticket is good for only ONE day.
Tickets to the 2023 Hillsboro show are located on the Tickets page. There are a selection of seating options available to fit your Air Show needs.
Tickets are available for purchase online and at the gates on the show weekend. Please keep in mind that ticket pricing will be higher on the day of the show, so buy early to take advantage of the best prices and to avoid lines at the gates.
The difference between First Class and regular seating options is location. First Class seating is comprised of the first row in each seating area. Each seating area has one row of First Class seating, except for Reserved Seating which has three rows of First Class seating.
When purchasing a Premium Seating option (Reserved, Family Garden, Beer Garden, and President’s Club), guests will see a layout map of the seating area with the words “Show Line” on the map. The “Show Line” refers to the boundary between where the crowd ends and the Air Show restricted area(s) begin. The Show Line is also the front of each seating area.
To see the current layout map, please visit our Hillsboro Map page.
In 2023, the Hillsboro show will be held in a traditional air show format where guests can roam throughout the general admission areas on show grounds.
Tickets to the 2024 Hillsboro and McMinnville shows are not yet available. Announcements will be made on the website and social media platforms when tickets become available for 2024. Air Show Wingmen - guests who have purchased tickets to the 2023 Hillsboro and/or McMinnville shows - will be the first notified when tickets go on sale and will be granted exclusive access to the 2024 tickets first.
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
To see the list of options on parking, please visit our Hillsboro Parking page.
Yes, guests can take public transportation to the Oregon Air Show - Hillsboro event.
Line #46 (North Hillsboro) will be the line that takes you closest to the Hillsboro Airport. For complete Tri-Met bus stop and MAX stop information, please visit Tri-Met’s website here.
Uber/Lyft guests can direct drivers to the following address: 3355 NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Please follow all signage and parking attendant directions.
Please see the Road Closure Map HERE for more information.
INSIDE THE GATES
Yes, there is a fly-in at the 2023 Hillsboro show. Please direct all inquiries HERE.
To see the current layout map, please visit our Hillsboro Map page.
Due to safety reasons, food and drink is NOT allowed inside the gates with exception of a medical reason. If there’s a medical reason, food and drink will be allowed, but is restricted to be kept at the gates. Food vendors are available on field to purchase food and drink from.
EMPTY water bottles are allowed in and can fill them inside the Air Show gates at the many water taps on field.
Should temperatures rise above 85 degrees on the weekend, we will allow an UNOPENED, see-through water bottle through the gates.
Small backpack or bag for:
Medications, baby supplies, light clothing, sunscreen.
Folding chairs & blankets for the General Admission areas as no seats are provided for General Admission areas.
Strollers are welcome in the General Admission area. Strollers are allowed to be “parked” in the back of the Reserved Seating area. Strollers are also allowed in Family Garden & President’s Club areas with the purchase of an additional seat.
EMPTY water bottles: In agreement with TSA rules, you are allowed to bring EMPTY water bottles into the Air Show with you and fill them from water taps. Water is also for sale at concession booths. If you arrive with a filled water/beverage bottle, you will need to empty it before entering the show.
NOTE: All bags & carry-in items will be checked at the gates by security for safety reasons.
The Air Show is held on airport property and has strict safety procedures. To ensure everyone’s safety, please remember the following items are NOT allowed through Air Show gates:
• ALL types of knives
• Leatherman-type multi-tools
• Guns or weapons of any kind
• Tents/Pop-up canopies (except for Drive In guests - canopies MUST be secured)
• Large Umbrellas
• Coolers (except for Drive In guests)
• Large backpacks
• Food and/or beverages unless medically necessary (baby formula/food is allowed)
• Glass containers of any kind
• Pets of any kind; only service animals are allowed through the gate
Yes, but for safety reasons, smoking is allowed only in the clearly identified, designated “Smoking Areas.”
Yes, ATMs are located on the airfield.
All seating areas will be under open sky. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen.
Family Garden, Beer Garden, President’s Club, and Corporate Chalet ticket holders will have a partially covered area at the ENTRANCE of the seating area. This partially covered area is not for seating purposes and is not to be blocked for safety reasons.
Yes, but guests will need to make sure their hand is stamped prior to leaving. Your ticket will NOT get you back into the Air Show.