Firearms and other weapons — Weapons are strictly prohibited (regardless of permit; either on a person or in a vehicle) including firearms, stun guns, knives (including pocket knives, box cutters, scissors and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray/mace, throwing stars, nun-chucks, batons, large heavy chain-link jewelry or belts, fireworks and laser pointers. Anyone found with these items will be immediately detained by MCAS Cherry Point police and turned over to local authorities.

Drones/UAS — Unmanned Aircraft Systems, including “toys” are not permitted. The FAA has prohibited all UAS flight operations within the airspace defined under NOTAM FDC 7/7282.

Walking sticks — Only exception is handicap use.

Transmitters or walkie-talkies of any kind

Containers, coolers, picnic bags/baskets, Ruc sacks, backpacks, duffle bags or briefcases.

Pets — Only service animals are allowed. Service animals are defined as animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Other items — Beach umbrellas, pop-up tents, awnings and balloons are prohibited on the flight line due to safety hazards imposed on aircraft and other spectators. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and skates (heelies, roller skates or roller blades).


Pagers/Cell Phones — You might be asked to turn them on and off to validate their authenticity.

Cameras — Please do not load them with film. Security personnel might ask you to open them. Digital cameras might have to be turned off and on to validate their authenticity. Film can be loaded after clearing security.

Video Camera — Security personnel might ask you to open them to validate their authenticity.

Camera Bags and Tripods — Small camera bags will be allowed, but are subject to be searched. Tripods will also be allowed.

Diaper Bags, Baby Strollers, Wheel Chairs, Wagons and Lawn Chairs — All items are subject to be searched.

Medications — Should you be a diabetic, have an allergic reaction to bee stings or have a medical condition that requires you to carry a needle to administer medication, you will be allowed to enter the grounds to the air show, however you are asked that you disclose this information upon your arrival and have proper equipment for disposal of used needles. In addition, all roving Emergency Medical Specialist and First Aid Stations will have Sharps containers for disposal of any needles or medical waste.


When arriving aboard the air station, pay strict attention to road signs and directions by military and civilian law enforcement personnel. There will be designated entry points to enter the public show area. These will be the only points that spectators will be allowed to enter. Come early, pay attention to all signs and announcements and be patient.

All individuals entering the flight line area through the admission gates are subject to search.


Do not touch or climb on any aircraft unless you are invited to do so by the aircrew.

Remember that trash can be sucked up into aircraft engines, damaging the aircraft and endangering the pilot’s life. Keep the fight line litter-free by using trash receptacles.

Watch for tent ropes and aircraft tie-down chains.

Observe all signs, including the ones that say Do Not Touch


Drink plenty of fluids.

Apply sunscreen often. Temperatures on the flight line typically are higher than normal. Bring a hat to protect the top of your head.

Take time out to rest during the day.

First aid tents will be set up on the flight line. Look for the tents marked with a red cross.