What you need to do before going to airshow at Holloman AFB

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — If you are planning to go to the Legacy of Liberty Airshow on June 2 or the rehearsal the day before at Holloman Air Force Base, here is what you need to know before you go.

The airshow will be Sunday, June 2 at Holloman. Gates open at 9 a.m. Flying should start around 11 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and avoid traffic.

The rehearsal is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

The airshow is open to the public. The rehearsal is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders only.

All spectators will pass through a security checkpoint prior to entering the event. Everyone is subject to search and may be asked to provide proof of identification.

Some of the prohibited items include:

  • Weapons of any kind (including small pocketknives)

  • Illegal drugs, marijuana in any form (including its derivatives such as THC and Delta-8)

  • Alcohol or any other beverages in glass bottle

  • Ice chest, tents, shade canopies and grills

  • Large beach umbrellas

  • Pets (other than service animals)

  • Drones, aerial toys, and remotely controlled aircraft vehicles

  • Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters

Guests entering the premises with any forbidden items will be requested to either put them in an amnesty box or return them to their vehicle.

Large backpacks are not allowed but small backpacks are permitted.

A small backpack is defined as a standard backpack, tote bag, draw string backpack, purse, clutch, diaper bag, shoulder bag, handbag, or camera bag that does not exceed a 26-liter capacity or 18 inches by 10 inches by 9 inches in size. All bags will be searched for prohibited items.

Folding chairs, strollers and small wagons for children are permitted as are blankets and a small personal umbrella for shade.

Spectators are urged to bring hats, sunscreen and ear protection.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring large, personal non-glass water bottles to stay hydrated, Holloman officials said.

For more information about the airshow including the entire list of permitted and prohibited items, visit www.holloman.af.mil/Home/2024-Air-Show/.

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