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Fargo Airsho

Come out and see the US Air Force Thunderbirds and many other flying and ground acts at this years’ Airsho! Much of the ticket sales go right back into the community in the form of grants.


TICKETS

General Admission 

How much?:

Advance ticket:
these prices are available at the Visitors Center & Air Museum (+ $.50 purchase fee)

Fargo Air Museum | 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 293-8043
Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center | 2001 44th St S, Fargo | (701) 282-3653

Out of town guests can purchase them online (+ $2.50 fee). They will have the choice to print at home with no additional fee or have them mailed to them for $4.50 extra.

Adults
(18 and older)

Children
(ages 11 to 17)

Children
(10 and under)

$30.00 $10.00

Free

Gate Ticket: 

All gates at the Airsho will take cash or card. There will be an ATM on-site as well. You can also purchase tickets on your cell phone the day of and scan your phone in line.

Adults
(18 and older)

Children
(ages 11 to 17)
Children
(10 and under)
$35.00 $15.00

Free

VIP & Sponsorship Tickets

VIP Tables of 8:

Reserved section of the Airsho with shaded tents and private restroom facilities
All you can eat food and beverage (including pop, water, and beer)

Saturday
Full table of 8 people
(regardless of age)

Sunday
Full table of 8 people
(regardless of age)
$550.00

$450.00

Flight-Line Single VIP Tickets:

Reserved section of the Airsho with shaded tents and private restroom facilities
All you can eat food and beverage (including pop, water, and beer)

Saturday
(regardless of age)

Sunday
(regardless of age)
$75.00

$65.00

Upgrades will be available at the VIP gates day-of the show.

Check the Sponsorship Page for more information, any other questions about the VIP tables of 8 can be directed to sales.fargoairsho@gmail.com or (701) 306-4090

Corporate Chalet

An exclusive hospitality area with private access and excellent flight line viewing of the Fargo Airsho. Clients, family, and friends will be entertained with your sponsored all-inclusive hospitality.

Accommodates 100 guests (additional guests can be added for each day)
Catered delicious food, beer, and beverages
100 Airsho tickets for Saturday and/or Sunday
Four VIP Fargo Airsho meet & greet event
Personal chalet attendant
Private chalet entrance and restroom facilities
Five public addressed recognition spots during the air sho
Fargo Airsho website and printed show program advertising

Saturday Chalet

Sunday Chalet Both Days
$5,500 $4,500

$9,500

More information and package forms can be found on the Airsho Website.


PARKING

Parking is $5 and is available at the FARGODOME and the Industrial Park west of the Dome. 

If overflow parking is needed, there will be signs to guide you to it. Handicapped parking is available at the east gate near the old terminal (turn north on 16th st N from 19th Ave N and follow the street until it ends).

There will be shuttles transporting people to and from the parking lot and entrance gate.

Traffic Routes

Follow I-29 to Exit 69 (this is north of 19th Ave). Head East on County 20 to University Dr, head south on University Dr which will take you to the FARGODOME.

OR Follow I-29 to Exit 66 (12th Ave N exit). Head east on 12th Ave N to 10th St. Head north on 10th St to 19th Ave N. Head west on 19th Ave N to the FARGODOME.

19th Ave N will be closed west of University for most of Saturday and Sunday due to Airsho safety regulations.


THE SHOW

Timing

Gates open at 9 am and the show will start at about 11 am. The Airsho will probably end around 4 pm and gates close at 5 pm.

The Thunderbird’s schedule is not announced due to the weather conditions on the day of the show. They will perform both days sometime during the show.

What CAN you bring in

Water
Camera
Sunscreen
Hat
Sunglasses
Lawn Chair
Blanket
Portable Umbrella
Ear Plus
Wagons
Strollers

*All handbags will be inspected

What CAN’T you bring in

NO food or beverages (except water)
NO coolers (except small coolers with infant formula or personal medical supplies)
NO loose ice
NO cans/glass
NO alcohol
NO backpacks (except for infant diapers, supplies, or camera equipment
NO roller blades, skateboards, bikes, scooters or golf carts
NO pets (not even if carried in your arms or in a kennel) service animals are allowed
NO smoking

Performers

The Fargo Airsho showcases first-class aerobatic, military jet demonstrations, and displays for your entertainment and military awareness.

United States Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about.

The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet.

Kirby Chambliss & Team Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Kirby Chambliss, one of the premier aerobatic pilots in the world! Well known for his aggressive flying style and competitive spirit. Kirby is five-time United States National Aerobatic Champion, two-time Red Bull Air Race World Champion and has accumulated 13 medals in World Competition. This aerobatic master continues to be at the forefront of his sport, with exciting, innovative endeavors! Kirby is passionate and dedicated to his love of aviation!

Red Bull Skydive Team

Perfect studied wingsuit-formations performed from 3000 meters above the ground will increase the heartbeat of the crowd. Those precise flight manoeuvres will be smoke escorted to receive an amazing demonstration of human flight. Due to professional training and meticulous preparations spectacular stunts in low altitude can be performed while respecting the highest standards of safety. Free fall as well as wing suit flying is brought to the spectators as close as possible.

Lucas Oil Airshows

Like many of the show pilots, Mike’s passion for aviation started when he was very young. Mike’s Dad took him to his first air show at their hometown in Iowa at the age of 10. That show made an everlasting impression so deep that at 14, Mike rode his bike to the airport for two weeks straight and bugged the owner for a job washing airplanes and cleaning hangars just to be around airplanes. In school, Mike had a teacher tell him he would never be a pilot. His grades weren’t great and he got into trouble. Later that year a tutor gave him the book The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper. It changed his attitude and it helped Mike believe in himself. He traded his work of washing airplanes for flying lessons and received his Pilot’s License on his 17th birthday.

Forty years later, Mike has accumulated more than 25,000 flight hours and has qualified in more than 40 aircraft. He keeps a very busy schedule as a full time air show pilot flying the Lucas Oil stunt plane April through November. “It is incredible to be part of the Lucas Oil Team. Their products as well as their integrity make what I do even more rewarding.”

It wasn’t easy getting where he is today, and as Mike would attest, he fought battles every day. Things didn’t always turn out the way he planned, but with each year he believes that one of the biggest impacts in his life and the lives around him was his attitude.

With everything he has experienced as a Pilot, Businessman, Husband and Father, Mike still admits to making mistakes every day. But he doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to pass on the same gift of encouragement and attitude that had been given to him by his Parents, Grandparents, 2nd Grade Tutor and all who believe in him and the dreams he still chases. That is why Mike started the “I Can” program in conjunction with his air show.

Mike’s air show career is a testimony of how dreams really can come true. As a 2002 U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and a member of the 2004 U.S. Aerobatic Team, Mike has traveled the World with the same aircraft you will see him performing in at your air show. His excitement for aviation and willingness to share his experience with people around the country is nothing short of contagious in his attempt to help encourage kids of all ages, to not only dream, but to live their dreams and never give up!

Yak 110

Yak 55 Aircraft + Yak 55 Aircraft + GE J-85 Jet Engine = YAK 110

The Yak 110 project was originally conceived by renowned Airshow pilot Jeff Boerboon and Master Mechanic Dell Coller in 2013. Over the next year and a half, Jeff and Dell began to assemble the team of personnel, aircraft, engineering, and equipment that would be required to bring their dream from concept to reality.

In September of 2016 the help of a longtime friend Chad Bartee was enlisted to aid in the acquisition of the Yak 55 aircraft that would be used in this unusual marriage.

In October of 2016 the first two major pieces of the puzzle were coming together. The Yak 55 (N41126) and the Yak 55 (N955SF) were flown to an airport in Caldwell, ID and then pushed inside Dell’s Aero Speed Shop for the work to begin.

After nineteen months of intense effort by the team the newly christened Yak 110 flew its first Airshow in Mountain Home, ID.

The Yak 110 is the result of many great people coming together with an incredible passion for aviation innovation and is a re-purposing of two aerobatic aircraft that will certainly inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.

Paul & Jarrod Lindemann

Paul and Jarrod Lindemann are both fourth generation, commercially rated pilots who got their start in aviation and flying at a very young age. They grew up around a variety of aircraft, being active in the family aviation business. They both gained experience helping their dad, the late Dan Lindemann, with crop spraying in the summer months and aircraft maintenance in the winter months. Paul and Jarrod have thousands of hours logged in various aircraft and are both Airframe & Powerplant certified mechanics.

Paul’s aerobatic performance includes a Pitts S-2B, a 1985 two-place that was factory built in Afton, Wyoming. It’s running a fuel injected 540 cubic inch Lycoming engine and spins a three blade MT propeller. This Pitts was originally blue and white, but in 2012 the Lindemanns fully restored, recovered and painted it a new green, black and white paint scheme.

Jarrod’s aerobatic performance showcases the Red Baron Stearman which was originally No. 5 of the aerobatic Red Baron Squadron team. This particular Stearman was with the squadron for the entire 28 years that the team performed in airshows and flew the lead at one time. This 1941 biplane was fully restored by the Lindemanns, taking a total of 11 months to finish the project.

Kent Pietsch Airshows

Kent Pietsch fell in love with flying when he was four years-old. Five decades later, his passion has not waned. Since 1973, Kent has performed his incredible aerobatic routines for millions of people at more than 400 shows that have taken him to quality venues throughout the United States. Kent grew up in Minot, North Dakota, where every day after school, he’d find a way to get to the airport, and do whatever it took to get into an airplane.

B-25J Miss Mitchell

“Miss Mitchell” is the pristine example of what a dedicated group of volunteers can accomplish. Donated to the Minnesota Wing in the 1980’s, volunteers immediately began a complete ground-up restoration of this versatile medium bomber.

The B-25 placed itself in World War II history books on April 18, 1942 when 16 of the medium range bombers launched from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and bombed mainland Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, America had begun to turn the tables on the Japanese.

The B-25J “Miss Mitchell” served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy completing over 130 missions. Its legacy of no crew fatalities during all of its missions was a rare accomplishment. Prior to taking command of the 8th Air Force in Europe in 1944, the 12th Air Force was under the command of then Brigadier General Jimmy Doolittle.

After a 12 year restoration by the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, Miss Mitchell took her first flight on April 18, 1992 ~ exactly 50 years to the day of the daring Doolittle raid.

Today, Miss Mitchell appears at air shows and special events throughout the United States and Canada. The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing operates a History Flight program which gives you the opportunity to fly as a crew member on Miss Mitchell!

PiNN-iT FMX

PiNN-iT FMX has over 18 years’ experience in creating some of the best in high-flying, death-defying, motorcycle action on the planet! Offering some of the largest freestyle motocross stunt programs in the nation, PiNN-iT FMX features nothing but the most professional riders on and off the bike! Performing over 350 shows each year, they are fast becoming an iconic presence in stunt show entertainment!

Black Sheep Skid

Simply put Black Sheep is a skid steer stunt show. Black Sheep Skid is a one man show entertainment company from the White Mountains of Arizona. Jake risks life and limb to show the audience a great time! He puts on shows, take video and photography of those shows, and post it on social media. So not only does he get the social media and Youtube coverage, the venue he plays at does as well. With an ever growing fan base, this promises to be a long, crazy, and fun ride. Jake performs at parades, demolition derbies, races, rodeos, state and county fairs, monster truck rallies, and any other event you may have in mind. If you would like to book him for an event you have planned, check out his booking page.

Leap Frogs U.S. Navy Parachute Team

The Navy Parachute Team demonstrates professional Navy excellence by performing precision aerial maneuvers throughout the United States in support of Navy public outreach.