Logo with gold wings and aircraft on blue background with 80th anniversary text rocker at bottom.

Directions & Parking Info

DIRECTIONS

JBSA-Randolph is located just 20 minutes Northeast of downtown San Antonio. You’ll find the base on Hwy. 78 in Schertz, Tx 78148.

From Dallas, Austin, and Waco (Google Map Link)
Take I-35 S to 1604 W. turn left and continue to Hwy. 78 then turn left and follow directional signs to base.

From Houston (Google Map Link)
Take I-10 W to Loop 1604 E. Turn right and continue to Lower Seguin Rd. then turn right and follow directional signs to base.

From Corpus Christi (Google Map Link)
Take I-37 N towards San Antonio. Merge onto I-10 West then I-35 N towards Austin. Continue to 1604 E. Turn right and continue to Hwy. 78 then turn left and follow directional signs to base.

From Laredo (Google Map Link)
Take I-35 N to Loop 1604 E. Turn right and continue to Hwy. 78 and follow directional signs to base.

PARKING INFORMATION

***Masks must be worn by all attendees on all buses from the parking area to the drop-off point on the ramp. It is also suggested that attendees bring some form of ear protection to the air show.***

geographical map of JBSA-Randolph

 

 

SECURITY & ACCESS INFORMATION

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

 

RVs, Motorhomes, or Trailers (5th Wheels, Camping Trailers, Boat Trailers, etc.)
Weapons (regardless of permit) includes firearms, knives, multi-tools, pepper spray, stun guns, etc.)
Non-clear Backpacks (small diaper bags OK)
Remote Control Devices (cars, planes, drones)
Ice chests/coolers**
Pets (other than service animals)
Glass Containers, bicycles, rollers skates/roller blades, scooters, skateboards, Segway style human transporters
Fireworks or Flammable Liquids
Laser PointersTents, portable/temporary awnings/cabanas/ umbrellas
Outside food or beverage**
No Smoking or vaping including e-cigarettes on Flight-line or Ramp areas
 
** Note: For Friday April 22, 2022 these items are not prohibited for JROTC units and local schools.

 

FAQs

Is there a schedule for the aerial performances?
The show starts at 11 a.m. and the Thunderbirds performance starts at 3 p.m. each day.

How much are tickets?
Free! Any attempt to sell you admission tickets is a scam and we ask that you please report it at 502ABW.PA.official@US.AF.MIL or via Facebook Messenger to the JBSA account. The Great Texas Airshow is free and open to the general public.

What identification is required to get on base?
There will be no identification requirements for visitors entering for the airshow. Distinguished visitors and vendors will be vetted prior to the Airshow.

Will there be a drop-off location near the viewing areas? (i.e. drop off individuals who cannot walk far distances)
Shuttles will be provided from the general parking area to the airshow areas.

Will public roadways be closed during the Airshow?
Any road closures will be minimal. Traffic flow, base entry and parking information can be found at www.greattexasairshow.com/directions-parking-info/.  

Can a Department of Defense cardholder sponsor non-cardholders through during the Airshow?
The airshow is completely free and open to the public. Non-DOD cardholders will not need to be sponsored on the installation.

Is there a special entrance for military personnel?
Anyone who has base access can enter near Hangar 40. Due to limited parking on base, we encourage everyone to use the general parking area.

Are camera backpacks or sling bags allowed items?
No. Please view the prohibited items list at www.greattexasairshow.com

Can we bring a wagon to carry folding chairs and umbrellas?
Wagons are authorized, but umbrellas are not. Please see the list of prohibited items at www.greattexasairshow.com

Can we drive our RV/ motorhomes onto the base for the airshow and park overnight? 
RVs, motorhomes, or trailers (5th wheels, camping trailers, boat trailers, etc.) are considered prohibited items for the airshow.

Will hearing protection be provided?
Earplugs are not provided to attendees. Visitors are highly encouraged to bring their own for ease of use or comfort.

Are seats available or can I bring my own foldable chairs?
Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs.

Can I bring my own food and drinks to the Airshow?
There will be a variety of food vendors on-site. Only food allowed is that for an infant or toddler.

Can we bring alcohol onto the base?
Alcohol will be available for purchase at the airshow. It must be consumed on the premise and we ask that people have a plan for a designated driver to get them home safely.

Will spectators be allowed to take photos and video?
Of course! We encourage all visitors to take photos and videos throughout the event.

Will there be sitting areas, restrooms, etc. for people with disabilities?
There will also be handicap accessible bathrooms available. There are no designated seating areas.

Do beer garden tickets come with parking near the flightline?
Beer Garden ticket sales do NOT include parking. ALL Airshow guests will be required to park in the general parking areas.

Are beer garden purchasers allowed to have their dependents sit with them?
There are under 21 seats available for purchase in the beer garden. ALL reserved seating must be purchased.

If errors or issues with eTIX, who is the POC for that?
On the eTIX customer confirmation email, there is a support phone number and email address where the customer can send in requests for refunds, exchanges, etc.

Do you have T-shirts, caps, etc., for sale?  If so, where can they be purchased?
Airshow novelty items will be available for purchase at multiple locations on the Airshow site.

Are pets allowed?
Only service animals are allowed at the airshow.

If we are an exhibitor, performer or part of the static display group, are we allowed to sell memorabilia?
The master concessionaire has exclusivity for merchandise sales. If your unit/ organization wants to earn money they can volunteer to work for the Master concessionaire to man a food booth. Please send an email to 502abw.pa.official@us.af.mil for more info. 

How is handicap parking for the general public is being handled?
The first two rows in general parking will be reserved for handicap parking (international symbol for handicap must be displayed on placard and/or plate).

Will there be a motorized wheelchair (scooters, etc.) drop-off location and access to viewing areas?
There will be ADA compliant vans available to transport mobility impaired spectators to the entry control point.

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