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 Get ready for the Dyess Big Country Air Fest 2023 on April 22, 2023! The event will host several aerial acts along with an open house full of static displays, demos and information tables at America's only Lift and Strike base. Stay tuned to this page along with the Dyess social media pages for updates, event times and much more. We hope to see you there! 


Event Times

1140: USAFA Wing of Blue Streamer Drop
1150: Opening Ceremony
1203-1500: Air Show including the following acts
USAFE Wings of Blue
C-47 and WW II Airborne Parachute Demo Team
Brian Correll Pitts Aerobatics
C-130 J Hercules Airfield Cargo Drop Demo
Adam Baker Extra 330 Aerobatics
Warbird Flight (BT-13, C-45, B-25, B-24)
T-33 Demo
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Search and Rescue Demo
Vampire Airshows DH-115 Demo
U.S. Army Golden Knights
Adam Baker and Brian Correll 2-ship Aerobatic Demo
KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
E-3C Sentry Flyby
F-35A Lightning II Flyby
Texas DPS Demo
B-1B Lancer Demo
F-22 Raptor Demo
USAF Heritage Flight
1500: Air Show Ends

Getting into the event

Event is free and open to the public!

Getting to the air show

For PUBLIC entry (non-DoD ID cardholders):

The general public is invited to enter the installation through the Dyess AFB Tye Gate at the intersection of 3rd St. and Military Dr. From there, parking guides will designate parking spots on and around the airfield. All attendees, both DoD ID card holders and non-card holders will process through metal detectors at entry points of Airshow Central.

For DoD ID card holders/those with base access:

- Off-base DoD ID card holders are asked to enter through Arnold Gate and park at the BX/Commissary parking lot. Two busses will be running routes from the BX/Commissary to Airshow Central. 
- On-Base DoD ID card holders are asked to meet the set locations in base housing where two busses will be running routes to Airshow Central.
- Distinguished Visitors must confirm attendance with 7BW protocol to accommodate separate transportation plans.



Parking Plan

More info to come!



To become a sponsor for the Dyess Big Country Air Fest click here.

Media Attendance

All media entities that would like to take photos/video of the event or conduct interviews should sent their request to the 7th BW Public Affairs Office at or call 325-696-4820.