Legends Over Madera - Air Show 2009 - Madera, CA (Not affiliated with the 2010 Madera Air Show)  

May 29–31, 2009California Air Shows
Madera Airport, Madera CA

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Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I purchase tickets?
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 show.

Can I Purchase Tickets At The Gate?
Yes, however, you will receive a discount if you purchase your tickets in advance online at LegendsOverMadera.com/tickets  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 weekend.

Is there a discount if I purchase advanced tickets online?
Yes, advance sale tickets are available online at a discounted rate.

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?
Exact show times to be determined. The following is just an estimate:

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 5:00 PM.

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 Bleacher Seating?
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 beverages.

What can I bring to the Air Show?
The 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:

  • ALL types of knives
  • Leatherman tools
  • Guns
  • Brass knuckles
  • Nunchucks
  • Nightsticks
  • Batons
  • Baseball bats
  • 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.

Please also 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 tolerated.

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 cooler?
Coolers are not allowed.

Is Smoking allowed at the Air Show?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Smoking is not permitted within 75ft. of any aircraft, fuel or food vendors.

Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed other than service animals.

Are cameras allowed?
Yes, cameras are allowed (still, video, digital). Your camera bags will be checked upon entry.

Are, 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 only).

Will there be food and beverages available at the Air Show?
Yes, there will be concession booths where beer / wine, food and beverages can be purchased.

Will there be merchandise vendors?
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?
General 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?
Please visit our Travel / Accommodations page for more information on local accommodations.

How much is parking?
On-site parking is provided at a nominal fee to air show spectators. Event Map. 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.

Is handicapped parking available?
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?
It is 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.

What camping opportunities are available?
There will be a limited amount of primitive camping spots for RV’s 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 displays, 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 Aaron Tippin.

How do I get Press or Media Passes?
Media 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 area.

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.



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