On Saturday, March 23, 2019, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) will host the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Major delays should be expected on roads surrounding DMAFB on both days. Roadway improvements south of the base, on Valencia Road from Kolb Road to Wilmot Road, have required major speed and lane restrictions that will cause significant delays for those members of the traveling public that are used to accessing the base via this route. As an alternative, it is suggested to allow for a little more travel time and use Alvernon Way and Golf Links Road to access DMAFB and the air show.
The following travel restrictions will be in effect for the air show:
2 to 7 p.m. – Eastbound Golf Links Road will be closed from Ajo Way to Wilmot Road.
2 to 7 p.m. –Westbound Golf Links Road will be closed from Wilmot Road to Swan Road.
2 to 7 p.m. – Eastbound Aviation Parkway will be closed at Alvernon Way.
Electronic message boards are in place to alert motorists of these travel restrictions.
Inbound access to DMAFB, for the general public and all guests who are non-military ID-card holders, will be through the gates at both Craycroft Road and Swan Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The general public or non-military ID-card holders who wish to attend the show must arrive by 3 p.m.!
Beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., the Craycroft Road and Swan Road gates will be converted to outbound traffic only. There will be no inbound access.
Craycroft Road will be converted to four outbound exit lanes:
• Two exit lanes allowing traffic to proceed north on Craycroft
• Two exit lanes allowing traffic to turn right and proceed east on Golf Links
Swan Road will be converted to four outbound exit lanes:
• Two exit lanes allowing traffic to proceed north on Swan
• Two exit lanes allowing traffic to turn left and proceed west on Golf Links
Military ID-card holders (active duty, dependents, retirees, etc.) will be able to access DMAFB via the North Wilmot gate which will be open 24 hours starting Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at 2200 (10 p.m.)
For more detailed and important information about the air show, visit: https://thunderandlightningoverarizona.com/
Certain items are prohibited at the air show! To see the complete list, visit: https://thunderandlightningoverarizona.com/prohibited-items/