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Fri, Mar 22


Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base

Air Show Field Trip

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Air Show Field Trip
Air Show Field Trip

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, 400 Russell Dr, New Orleans, LA 70143, USA


About the event

2024 New Orleans Air Show

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

(located on Hwy 23 in Belle Chasse, LA)

CHEF of GNO will attend the New Orleans Air Show on Friday, March 22. Meet at the entrance to the air show at 1:00PM. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to go through the main gate and security. The air show lasts until approximately 4:30. This is a school field trip day event and not open to the public. This field trip is FREE but everyone attending must sign up so we have a detailed list of names by Monday, March 18.

Folding chairs are permitted. There is very little shade so bring sunscreen or other sun protection. Large bags, including backpacks, are prohibited. Outside food is not permitted (with the exception of baby formula) but vendors will be available for those who'd like the option to eat on the premises.

Please see this list of FAQs for more information:

Can I bring a folding chair? Yes.

What is the cost of the event? General admission and parking is free.

What is the schedule for the Air Show? Due to security restrictions, times will not be published prior to the show; however a planned list of performances will be available under the "Schedule" section of the "Attractions" tab. Schedules and performers are subject to change without notice.

Other than the Air Show, what other attractions will be at the show? In addition to the Air Show, spectators can enjoy a collection of aircraft on display, virtual games and other attractions, displays at vendor booths, food booths, souvenir booths, and a kids’ fun-zone!

What happens if it rains? Unfortunately due to performer scheduling, there are no rain make-up dates for the event. What is the temperature at the show? Please check the weather forecast.

Should I bring hearing protection? Yes, hearing protection is highly encouraged for all Air Show spectators, especially young children.  Ear plugs will be available for purchase at the Air Show.

How do I get to NAS JRB New Orleans? NAS JRB New Orleans is located on Hwy. 23 in Belle Chasse, La.

Can I ride a bike or motorcycle? Yes. Bicyclists and motorcyclists will be directed by security for parking.

Will an ATM be available? Yes.

Do the vendors take credit cards? Some do and some don't, however an ATM is available on the site.

Is there shade? Shade is limited. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.

Are wagons and strollers allowed? Yes. Be mindful that strollers, carriages and wagons cannot take up aisle space in the Reserved Seating areas and have to be stowed under the bleachers/chairs. Also, these items must easily fit onto the shuttle buses that will carry patrons to the flight line.

Are strollers or wheelchairs available for rent at the show? At this time there is no vendor renting these items.

Are pets allowed on the air show grounds? No, pets are NOT permitted. Certificed Service Animals with proper documentation will be allowed. Please note that at no time will pets be left unattended in the parking areas or in cars.

Is smoking permitted? Smoking, vaping and e-cigarette use is NOT permitted anywhere on the flight line in the vicinity of aircraft, vendor tents or chalets. There is a designated smoking area.

Are coolers allowed at the event? No.  The only exceptions are small coolers to hold formula bottles for babies.

Will outside food and drinks be allowed? No.  No outside food or beverages are permitted on the flight line, except baby formula/breast milk. There will be a variety of food and beverage vendors available for purchase at the Air Show. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase from Air Show vendors.

Are bags allowed?  Most bags will not be allowed to include backpacks and large camera bags. Only small purses and diaper bags will be accepted, and are subject to search.  Please bring only what you can hand carry.

Can we bring a pop-up tent? No, pop up tents are not permitted.

Are roller skates, skateboards, hoverboards, bikes, or personal golf carts permitted on the air show grounds? No. None of these items are permitted due to security and safety restrictions. Handicap scooters and electric wheelchairs are permitted.

Are there any restrictions on bringing weapons to the event? Yes. No weapons are permitted on NAS JRB New Orleans. Weapons including pocket knives, multi-tools, replica/toy weapons or pepper spray are NOT permitted, and will be confiscated.

Can I bring in photography and camera equipment? Photography and camera equipment is permitted, but must be hand carried.  Also, in order to keep the entry line moving along, please bring only what is absolutely needed and be considerate of those trying to view the show and do not block their view by setting up tripods in front of their seats.

Are cell phones, laptop computers and iPads allowed? Yes.

What can I bring? The following hand carried items are permitted:

  • Wheelchairs Or Handicapped Scooters
  • Diaper Bags For Guests With Small Children
  • Small Purses/Bags
  • Strollers For Small Children
  • Official Service Dogs
  • Cameras Or Video Recorders; Must Be Small Enough To Carry By Hand
  • Binoculars

The following items are recommended:

  • Hearing Protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhats/Baseball Caps

The following items are PROHIBITED:

  • Coolers
  • Outside Food And Drinks
  • Backpacks
  • Duffle Bags
  • Large Purses
  • Camelbacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Paint
  • Balloons
  • Large Camera Bags
  • Illegal Drugs (Including Marijuana And CBD Products)
  • Weapons (Brass Knuckles, Mace, Pepper Spray, Box Cutters, Numchucks, Firearms, Knives, Etc.)
  • Military Uniforms Worn By Non-Military Members
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Skates
  • Skateboards
  • Go-Carts
  • Wagons
  • RV's Or Campers
  • Tent
  • Large Umbrella’s (Personal Size Permitted)
  • Playpens

All pets are prohibited from the Air Show grounds. Service animals assisting physically challenged guests will be authorized. At no time will pets be left unattended outside the area or in vehicles.

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