Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring displays of aviation agility as the Columbus Air Show, presented by Scott’s, soars into the skies of Columbus, Ohio. This thrilling spectacle returns in June again in 2024!
Catch jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers, breathtaking aerial displays, and an up-close looks at an impressive lineup of aircraft.
Whether you’re a seasoned aviation enthusiast or just love to watch the aircraft flight, the Columbus Air Show is a weekend filled with excitement, thrills, and unforgettable experiences.
Columbus Air Show
Catch all of the action on June 14-16, 2024 at Rickenbacker International Airport, featuring the world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels. This is a great Father’s Day gift and adventure!
Skilled pilots take to the skies, pushing the limits of physics with their breathtaking maneuvers, heart-stopping rolls, and gravity-defying loops.
In addition to the aerial displays, the Columbus Air Show offers a range of ground attractions and activities for attendees of all ages. Interactive exhibits delve into the science and technology behind flight. There’s something to captivate everyone’s interest.
Explore static aircraft displays and climb aboard iconic planes. Food vendors and concessions are on-site throughout the day.
Experiences at the Columbus Air Show
STOL (Short TakeOff / Landing) Drag Racing
STOL Drag is a race between backcountry airplanes.
Two aircraft fly side-by-side down a 2,000-foot course with 1,000-foot overruns on each side. The competitors start on a line, take-off, and fly 1,000 feet before putting the plane into a slip to slow the aircraft down. The pilot must land on or beyond the line on the opposite side of the course.
Once they get on the ground, they dissipate the airspeed using mechanical braking, come to a full stop on heading, turn 180 degrees, take off, and fly back down the course. The first aircraft to fly past the starting line and come to a complete stop, wins.
CAF Rise Above Exhibit
The CAF Rise Above Exhibit is a fully functional mobile movie theater that travels the country telling the story of the Tuskegee Airman and the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
Air Adventures w/ Yankee Air Museum Aircraft
Attendees can experience flights on restored, historical aircraft.
Air Show Schedule
Friday, June 14 | Saturday, June 15 | Sunday, June 16
Gates open at 9 am and close at 5 pm.
Some flying is in the morning, but most of the flying is between noon – 4 pm. Times for each performer is not released in advance.
Aircraft and performers are anticipated to be the same for each day. Please note that the Blue Angels will be scheduled to do a rehearsal demo on Friday.
Expected to sell out! Purchase tickets on the website. Prices below from 2023.
Tickets start at $25 per day for ages 16+. Ticket prices increase without notice as the show gets closer to sold out. (Current ticket prices may have increased since publishing).
Kids 15 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Parking is $20; reserve in advance.
Military Discount: Active duty, reserve and retired military members receive a 15% discount on General Admission and General Parking. Use code “MIL1” at checkout. Bring valid CAC or USID card for event entry along with your air show tickets.
Rickenbacker International Airport
2241 John Cir Dr, Columbus, OH 43217