FAQ's for July 20th Air Show

When is the 2016 Wetaskiwin Air Show? Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Where? Reynolds-Alberta Museum. 2km west of Wetaskiwin on Hwy 13

What is the schedule?   Grounds open at 3pm. Aerial Show at 6:30. Come early to avoid line-ups and enjoy all the activities. Please click here for more details.

What type of road closures are there?  There are some road closures, some restricted parking, and some restricted access to roads surrounding the show site. Click here for all the details.

Who are the performers? Please click here.

What is the price of the tickets? Please click here.

Where can I purchase tickets? Tickets are available online until July 19th. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on July 20th.   Please note: If you buy tickets online, you must bring the printed ticket or have it on your smart phone to be scanned. If you do not, you will need to purchase a new ticket at the gate.   Lost, stolen or fraudulent tickets will NOT be honored.

What types of payment can you accept at the Air Show?   Cash and Debit/Credit Cards will be accepted for transactions at the Main Entrance Gates. ATMs will be available as well. It will be up to each vendor on their method of payment.

Why don't I just watch the show from my car, why buy tickets?

Three solid hours of thrills, chills and jaw dropping excitement in the air!
Unbelievable views to watch the action on the sky.
Be able to hear the sounds that go with the action - performance music and the announcers explanations.
The chance to meet and talk to pilots and air crew of the civilian and military aircraft.
See the displays of airplanes, cars and the kids area.
Access to the award-winning Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.
• Vendor Village - a wide variety of scrumptious food and novelties, featuring great local businesses.
Chance to buy a thrilling ride in an antique Bi-plane.

Is the event handicapped accessible? The facility is handicapped accessible, but the viewing area is a grassy space.

Does the Air Show rent scooters, wheelchairs or strollers? No rentals are available.

Is there parking at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum?   Parking on site will be limited but is available. We are also doing Park and Ride from the Wetaskiwin Mall. More info available here. Cost - a donation of food items or cash for the Wetaskiwin Food Bank. Parking is not permitted on roads or highways surrounding the airport. Traffic parking on or off local roads in the vicinity may be asked to leave or be subject to towing.   Note: You cannot BBQ or tailgate in the parking lot - no open fires.Parking on site is for show attendees only, if you choose to remain in your vehicle you must purchase and be wearing an admissions wristband.  

Is there parking for the disabled?  Yes, vehicles displaying a recognizable disability tagging will be directed through the gate to the designated area.

Are pets permitted on the Air Show grounds? For the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all spectators, and your pets, please leave all pets safely at home. Many of the aircraft generate loud noises that are hard on sensitive ears and can frighten animals and can also create an unsafe situation if the animal panics and runs. If visiting the area from out of town, we encourage you to leave your pets at home with a neighbor or friend and to not leave them in your parked vehicle.  Service animals are permitted so long as they are properly identified and licensed.

Are there hotel accommodations and campgrounds close to the Air Show? Yes, please click here for details.

What is seating like at the Air Show?  There is lots of open grassy space.  See site map here.  And when you're looking up, there's not a bad seat in the house! There will be some bleacher seating available but it will be limited. We encourage you to bring a folding chair or a blanket if they wish to sit. Shaded areas are rare at any air show. Personal umbrellas are welcome but large parasols and pop-up tents are not permitted.  

What can and should I bring to the Air show?   In order to ensure that you enjoy the show as much as possible, attendees are encouraged to first and foremost dress according to weather conditions.  For those who wish to bring refreshments with them, patrons are permitted to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages with them so long as they are carried in a bag or soft-sided cooler only and must not be in glass containers. Please be aware that all bags and carried items are subject to search by gate security staff.

Are alcoholic beverages permitted on site?  No, there is no alcohol served on site, nor is alcohol allowed to be brought on site.

Recommended to bring: hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, ear plugs. Ear plugs are recommended for children under 6. Please note we will have a hearing protection company selling products in the Vendor Village.

Other Permitted Items:

• Children's wagons (non-motorized)

• Standard Backpack

• Purses • Cell / Smart phone

• Binoculars and Cameras (long range telephoto lenses are allowed)

• Diaper Bags

• Folding Chairs and Lawn Chairs (if taking park and ride, please make sure folding and a reasonable size)

• Blankets

• Collapsible strollers

• Wheelchairs

• Hand Held Umbrellas

• Handicap Authorized Scooters Only

What CAN’T I bring to the Air show?

• Weapons (including, but not limited to knives, firearms, explosives, bio/radiological substances)

• Alcoholic Beverages

• Large Backpacks

• Narcotics and Paraphernalia

• Drones

Glass bottles or containers

Hard-Sided Coolers

Large pop-up shading tents (Personal Umbrellas are OK)

Bicycles, Skateboards, Summer Skates, kick and electric scooters or any form of transportation capable of travelling faster than walking speed

How can I become a sponsor of the Air Show? Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How can I become a vendor at the Air Show? Please fill in the form on the vendor page or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I/or a group I am associated with volunteer? Absolutely!! Please fill in the form on the volunteer page or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I bring in a static aircraft or car for display? Yes, if we are not full. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Will I be allowed to fly-in?    We welcome you to fly-in for the show, Be sure to read the all the details on the Fly-in page. Click here to view. 

Will the show still go on if it rains?  Yes! The Air Show is set to go rain or shine, and will only be cancelled if there is no hope for clear breaks. 

Weather - We love Mother Nature, however, she's been known to have a tantrum or two. You should know that all performers have high, low and flat shows that can accommodate different kinds of weather. Unfortunately, we cannot offer ticket refunds.  Rest assured, though, that the Wetaskiwin Air Show is a rain or shine event. Rain or Shine, it doesn't matter.  IF . . . again IF . . . the weather prevents air show flying, we have a plan. We are very fortunate to hold our Air Show on the grounds of the award-winning Reynolds-Alberta Museum. We are going to move things inside the museum for anyone with a ticket.   So instead of the performers pulling Gs and twisting through the air, they'll be in the museum hanging out with you . . . meet & greet some of the greatest pilots in the world, get pictures, autographs, and hear unbelievable aviation stories. So make sure you purchase your ticket in advance!!!

How can I get a hold of the Society?  780-361-8008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

There is nothing more important than safety and security at the Wetaskiwin Air Show. We want to ensure the best possible experience for our visitors, staff and community.

Please be advised that: We reserve the right to conduct a reasonable search of all packages, purses, backpacks and bags prior to your entry to the Wetaskiwin Air Show.   Refusal to submit to such a search may result in your entry to the Air Show being denied.

 

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