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Published August 13 2011

Going to the Airsho? Here are some tips

FARGO – With the Fargo AirSho taking flight today and Sunday from Hector International Airport, there are several items spectators should know before heading to the performances.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

How much are tickets?

Tickets cost $25 for adults 18 and over and $15 for children ages 11 to 17. Children 10 and younger are free.

For those who didn’t buy tickets online or in advance, tickets will be available at the Fargo AirSho gates each day of the show.

What kind of seating will there be?

Field seating is available for all general admission ticket holders. Recommend you bring your own chairs and blankets.

Can we upgrade our seating?

Seating upgrades will be available for purchase on the air show grounds each day of the show. These upgrades will not be sold in advance and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

How does the weather forecast look for the air show?

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks forecasts sunny skies today and Sunday, with highs between 78 and 80.

What items are spectators allowed to bring?

Water, camera (camera bags are subject to inspection), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, lawn chairs, blanket, umbrella, ear plugs, strollers, diaper bags (subject to search)

Are any items prohibited on the grounds?

No food or beverages (except water), coolers (except small coolers with infant formula or personal medical supplies), loose ice, cans or glass, alcohol, backpacks (except for infant diapers, infant supplies, or camera equipment – these will be inspected), roller blades, skateboards, bikes, scooters, golf carts or pets (except service animals). Also, no smoking is allowed.

What time do the gates open?

The gates open at 9 a.m. both days, performances start about 11 a.m.

What time does the show end?

The show usually ends around 4 p.m. The gates close at 5 p.m.

What time do the Blue Angels perform?

Due to weather conditions the day of the show a specific time is not announced. They will perform both days some time during the show.

Where can I park?

Parking will be available at the Fargodome, the industrial park west of the dome and Fargo North High School.

Shuttles will be available to get you to and from the parking lots.

If overflow parking is needed, there will be signs to guide you to it. Parking is free to advanced ticket holders. Fargodome lot parking will be $3 per vehicle.

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking will be at the “Old Terminal”

How will traffic routes be affected?

Fargo’s 19th Avenue North will be closed west of University for most of today and Sunday due to AirSho safety regulations.

Officials suggest the following routes to reach the Fargodome: