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Scott AFB Air Show 2023

The annual showcase at a historic Scott Air Force Base, which is over 100 years old

Dates: May 13–14, 2023

Scott AFB Air Show

Scott Air Force Base Air Show & Open House is an annual aeronautics event held at an active United States military base in St.Clair County, Illinois, within a 35-minute drive from St. Louis. Scott AFB Air Show features spectacular performances in the air and static displays of various aircraft parked on the airfield.

The lineup of Scott AFB Air Show usually includes top performers, such as the Blue Angels, the Golden Knights, Tora-Tora-Tora, F-16, C-21, and C-17 demonstrations. The Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron has been performing on the show since 1946. The team usually flies on Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules.

Airbase gates are open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm during the whole weekend. The historic airbase, named after Corporal Frank Scott, who died in 1912 in an airplane crash, dates back to World War I. 36 buildings at Scott AFB are included in the National Register of Historic Places. The public is granted free admission to the air base to see the air show. Food and beverage vendors are available on site.

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