Pax River Air Expo is a No Drone Zone



Safety Information

We are happy to have you, your friends and your family as our guests at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. We will do everything to ensure that your Air Show experience is safe and enjoyable.

We ask for your cooperation in keeping potentially dangerous items outside the installation gates. At the entry points to the air show grounds, ALL bags will be inspected and all individuals are subject to search prior to entering the air show flight line. Large bags, large backpacks, ice chests and coolers will NOT be permitted. No outside food or drink is allowed. It is recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce the inspection time prior to access into the flight line area.

Please note

  • Unattended bags and packages will be removed from the premises
  • Sun protection, including hat, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and sun screen are recommended
  • Water will be available for sale within the food vending area
  • Wear comfortable footgear; portions of the flight line are paved and you may walk long distances



Smoking, while permitted in the airshow grounds, is not permitted near aircraft or in hangars, including the static display area. This also includes all e-cigarettes and vaporizers.


Prohibited Items

  • No weapons or explosives (No pocket knives)
  • No narcotics and/or paraphernalia (no federally illegal substances of any kind). Remember: All US Military Installations follow federal law.
  • No alcoholic beverages 
  • No glass containers 
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals)
  • No bicycles 
  • No roller blades, skateboards, or scooters 
  • No backpacks 
  • No coolers (coolers of all sizes are prohibited (hard or soft) unless medically required) 
  • No camera bags (larger than 1 cubic foot in size) 
  • No food or beverages (open or closed, except for baby formula) 
  • No fighting, protesting, or political activity (zero tolerance policy) 
  • No RV's permitted in the parking area for recreational purposes.  
  • No tailgating from the parking area or setting up lawn chairs for viewing purposes


Permitted Items


  • Fanny Packs 
  • Purses 
  • Small Camera Bags 
  • Diaper Bags 
  • Portable Lawn Chairs 
  • Strollers 
  • Umbrellas 
  • Blankets/Towels (for ground seating) 
  • Sunscreen






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