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Where can I
Tickets are available on our website
Legends Over Madera - Air Show
2009 - Ticket Information - Purchase Online
and at the gate each day of the show. There is a
discount for purchasing tickets in advance online. 3 Day
Passes are only available online, in advance of the
Can I Purchase
Tickets At The Gate?
however, you will receive a discount if you purchase
your tickets in advance online at
If you choose to purchase tickets at the gate you can
pay with cash, Visa or MasterCard only. ATM machines are
also located at the Airport during Air show
Is there a
discount if I purchase advanced tickets online?
Yes, advance sale tickets are available online at a
Does one ticket
work for the entire weekend or for just one day?
Each ticket is good for one day only media & practice
day (Friday), or one day of the air show (Saturday or
Sunday). You will need to purchase a ticket for each day
that you want to attend. We also offer a discounted 3
Day Pass which is also available here,
What time do the
gates open and close?
show times to be determined. The following is just
For the Friday
Practice and Media Day, the gates open at 11:00 AM and
close after the Aaron Tippin concert which will end at
approximately 9:00 PM. Practice is scheduled from 1:00
PM 4:30 PM, weather and schedule permitting, and the
concerts will begin at around 5:15 PM. For Saturday and
Sunday, the gates are open from 9:00 AM 5:30 PM. The
Air Show begins at 11:00 AM and will conclude around
Can you give me
a schedule of performers?
We have a list of performers but not a schedule of acts since
specific schedules are finalized much closer to the
event depending on various conditions. Refer to the
Show Info Page on this site. The flying acts
are generally the same each day of the show.
What is a static display?
A static display is an aircraft that is on display
inside the spectator area. It is not an aircraft that
typically flies during the show and is available for photos, viewing and to meet
the aircrew. This is a wonderful opportunity to get up
close to the aircraft you have only viewed in photos or
from a distance. Some static display aircraft may
actually fly during the show!
What is the difference between an aircraft performing
a flyby versus a tactical demonstration?
A flyby is a non-aerobatic pass (can be a single pass or
multiple passes) of an aircraft. A tactical
demonstration is an exhibit of the performance
capabilities of an aircraft and includes passes and
maneuvers that showcase a full profile of the aircraft.
Do you have any
No. If you
purchase a General Admission ticket you will need to
bring your own chair or blanket.
VIP Chalet Tickets do
have reserved chairs and complimentary food and
What can I bring
to the Air Show?
Legends Over Madera Air Show is held on airport property
and must adhere to FAA safety regulations. To ensure
your safety, please remember that the following items
are NOT ALLOWED through the air show gates:
types of knives
Other items not permitted include:
Tents, Bicycles (bike parking provided outside both
gates) & coolers - unless medically necessary (baby
formula/food is considered medically necessary). NO
GLASS BOTTLES /containers of any kind. ABSOLUTELY NO
FIREWORKS!! All bags and carry in items will be
checked at the gate. Necessary items in a small
backpack or bag such as medication
baby/supplies/food, light clothing/blankets, and
sunscreen will be allowed. Strollers are welcome in
the general admission area. Strollers are not
allowed in the reserved area.
remember that the parking lots are PRIVATE property and
should be used for parking only. No "tail-gating",
no alcoholic beverages, no picnics, no cooking/barbecues,
no camping and no loitering in the parking lot areas will be
May I bring lawn
chairs, blankets, and/or umbrellas?
Yes, these items are permitted and recommended. Seating will be provided for
VIP Chalet ticket holders in the VIP Chalet area.
May I bring in a
Coolers are not allowed.
allowed at the Air Show?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Smoking
is not permitted within 75ft. of any aircraft, fuel or
Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed other than
cameras are allowed (still, video, digital). Your camera
bags will be checked upon entry.
skateboards, roller skates bikes, or other means of
transportation permitted on the airport grounds?
No, none of these items are permitted due to security
and safety restrictions (with the exception of
wheelchairs and segues, with proof of handicap use
Will there be food
and beverages available at the Air Show?
will be concession booths where beer / wine, food and beverages can be
Will there be
Yes, there will be many vendors and exhibitors displaying and selling
items of all kinds.
Is there an ATM
machine on site?
Yes, there will be several ATM's located at the air
show for your convenience.
Is there any shade
at the Air Show?
Admission ticket holders will be under open sky.
Spectators can bring umbrellas for shade. You can also
bring sunscreen in to the air show. VIP Chalet ticket
holders will have a covered area as well as outside seating areas.
Can you direct me
to a place to stay during the weekend?
Travel / Accommodations page
for more information on local accommodations.
How much is
On-site parking is provided at a nominal fee to air
Please follow the event parking signs as you
approach the airport. Be sure not to park in no parking
areas. You will be ticketed and/or towed.
Is there a
shuttle service to the Madera Airport from other areas?
Local area hotels may provide their guests shuttle
service to/from the air show.
Yes, a handicapped parking lot is available which is
closer than general parking, however there are limited
spaces available. A drop off location is available at
the front of this area if adequate parking is not
available. This location may be used for drop off of the
handicapped while the car is being parked.
Will there be
handicapped port-a-potties available?
Are strollers or
wheelchairs available for rent?
No, strollers and wheelchairs are permitted, but not
provided or available for rent.
Are there first
aid facilities on-site?
Yes. Medical personnel will be on site and staffing our
first aid center.
What happens if
there is poor weather?
highly unlikely that we will have poor weather at the
end of May, but the
show will go on rain or shine. It takes more than a few
rain drops to stop the Air Show. The Air Show will tale
place as scheduled. It is unlikely that the Air Show
would be canceled due to rain. Air Show performers have
high, low and flat routines to fit different weather
conditions. Also, schedules will be shifted and/or
delayed if necessary to avoid heavy rainfall. In
addition, display aircraft, exhibits and food locations
will be open regardless of weather conditions. There are no refunds and
no rain dates for the event.
opportunities are available?
There will be a limited amount of
primitive camping spots
for RVs located at the event. RV camping is also
available at the
Madera Fair Grounds.
Other than the
actual flying performers, what other attractions will be
at the Air Show?In
addition to tremendous air show, Legends Over
Madera provides a 3 day weekend full of awesome
entertainment and numerous things to do that are fun for
all ages. There will be a Kids Zone complete with bounce
houses, face painting and more, Ultra-light aircraft
displays, static aircraft
Collector Cars, Hot-rods
& Motorcycles, numerous vendors and
exhibitors, radio controlled aircraft and more. In
addition, there will be a concert on Friday night
featuring Country Music star
How do I get Press
or Media Passes?
passes will only be extended to media on
assignment. Press/Media Pass requests must be
submitted in advance of the air show dates on a Press
Pass Application Form and verification of assignment will be
obtained before credentials are issued. The Press Pass
Application Form can be found by clicking
here. No Children will be admitted to the media
Will there be
an operating tower at the airport?
Yes, there will be an operating tower at Madera airport.
On May 29, 30, & 31, 2009 the field
will be closed from 10:45-16:00 for all traffic not
performing in the air show.
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I have a hanger
at the Madera Airport. Will I be able to bring in guests
to see the show?
Yes, but your guests will need to purchase tickets
for admittance to the airport grounds, during Air Show
Weekend, between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Only event
staff, event volunteers, performers, vendors and owners
of static display aircraft will be admitted without
purchasing a ticket for the airshow.