Tucson Air Show 2010 March 20-21


Aerospace Days 2010
Dates Now 20 - 21

There is a new logo and the dates have changed since first release. Dates are now March 20, 21, 2010.

No Flying Schedule will be posted


The Facts:

  • What: Aerospace & Arizona Days 2010
  • Where: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • When: Sat. Sun. March 20-21, 2010 8am NO admissions after 2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Free*

*Shuttle Service:

There will be shuttle service from Park Place Mall and El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. Shuttles run continuously from 8 am to 2 pm to the show. Return trips only until 5:45 on Saturday and 4:45 on Sunday. Round trip fare: $2.50 (children and adults) $1.25 (seniors)

What To Bring:

Canned Goods for the Food Bank. There will be receptacles at each entrance to the show. The Food Bank is requesting non-expired canned-good donations only. Ideal Donations include: beans, meats, soups, tomato products and vegetables.


  • Bags and backpacks (those with infants can bring a small diaper bag)
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Lawn Chairs (rentals available)
  • Pets (service animals allowed)
  • Uniforms worn by non-military members
  • Weapons of any type
  • Water and other liquids (free water stations will be located throughout the display areas.)

Aircraft in the Skies

  • A-10 West Demonstration Team
  • C-17 Demonstration Team
  • F-18 Super Hornet Demonstration team
  • Ed Hamill flying his Dream Machine
  • The Patriots Jet Team
  • Greg Poe, flying the ethanol powered Fagen MX-2 aerobatic aircraft
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Tim Weber, flying the Geico Extra 300S aerobatic aircraft

There is now a lot more information available at the Davis Monthan site on Aeorspace & AZ Days 2010

You will also find a great list of planes that will be on display at this years show at the bottom of the page link above.   You won’t want to miss that list or the show.

Aerospace & AZ Days

AeroSpace & Arizona Days
AeroSpace & Arizona Days

is the formal name for this event.   Most call it “The Tucson Air Show”.   Searching for it by that name will probably turn up little results beyond this post.   The dates are set.   A quick visit to the DM Air Force Base site will find one image with the dates on it.

I know a lot of us have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this event to return to Tucson.   I wish I had more details on the event itself.   As they become available I’ll post them here.

Anyone finding out updated details please let me know so I can post them here.   At least we know there will be one this year (2010)

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12 thoughts on “Tucson Air Show 2010 March 20-21”

  1. Thank you for the encouraging news about the air show for March 2010. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about some of the venues at the show? Specificaly, I am looking for info about the B-52 rides. My step-father is in his 70s and would love to ride in one. We have been trying for the past few years to line something up and continue to run into poor timing or the slots get filled up. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. It appears that the Thunderbirds will be performing for the show. DMAFB is first on there schedule for 2010.

  3. CJ,

    Yes they will be here and it looks like this is going to be one of the biggest shows ever in Tucson. The revamping of the schedule to every other year means more planes will be here than ever. It has been a long wait, but it is about to be well worth it.


  4. Are they giving B-52 rides?
    I’d love to arrange this as a surprise for my husband and 14-yr. old son.
    Thank you.

  5. Date: March 20-21, 2010
    Tucson Air Show 2010
    Gates will open at 8 a.m.
    Aviation enthusiasts and spectators are invited to attend the Aerospace and Arizona Days air show here

    The air show will offer the public an up-close look at military and civilian aerial demonstrations and static-display aircraft from across the U.S.

    The theme for this year’s show is “Davis-Monthan: Tucson Pride, Air Force Power.”

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” will open its 57th air show season with performances at Davis-Monthan during Aerospace and Arizona Days, March 20-21.

    The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, showcasing the “pride, precision and professionalism of over 700,000 Airmen and civilians of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.” Flying Block 52 F-16Cs, the Thunderbirds’ demonstrations are described as “unimaginable before you see them and unforgettable afterwards.” The Thunderbirds last visited Davis-Monthan in 2005. “The Thunderbirds are coming back to Tucson to perform the first of more than 65 air shows across the United States and Canada during the 2010 air show season,” said Capt Jason McCree, the team’s public affairs officer. “We are absolutely looking forward to kicking off our 57th year in this great community.”

  6. I need to know where to go on these dates. Its my brothers birthday and I want to take him and let him enjoy it. So i need to know where it is taking place and what it costs to get in.?? Thanks

  7. Jason,

    It is at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base. It is free. Gates open at 8 am.

    If you can get your hands on last Sunday’s Arizona Daily Star, pages A3, A4 have all the information. There are shuttles from Park Mall for a small fee, but will save you waiting in traffic at the gate.


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