Join us for “The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow” on August 21 & 22, 2021!
Featured performers for this thrilling & action-packed show include the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the GEICO Skytypers & more! Tickets start at $20 for Adults and $10 for Kids 12 & under! Saturday and Sunday tickets are on sale now! SAME GREAT SHOW ON BOTH DAYS! For complete spectator information see the event guide below!
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Same exciting show on both days- Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.
10 a.m. – Parking Lots Open
11 a.m. – Gates Open
1 p.m. – Show Start
3:30 p.m. – Show Ends
*More schedule details will be announced closer to the event. All times tentative and subject to change without notice.
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
- They will perform approximately 30, precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft. The squadron exhibits the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.
About the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. The squadron exhibits the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.
Objectives of the squadron are:
– To support Air Force recruiting and retention programs
– To reinforce public confidence in the Air Force and to demonstrate to the public the professional competence of Air Force members
– To strengthen morale and esprit de corps among Air Force members
– To support Air Force community relations and people-to-people programs
– To represent the United States and its armed forces to foreign nations and to project international goodwill.
The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields.
A Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The pilots perform approximately 30 maneuvers in a demonstration. The entire show, including ground and air, runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. The season lasts from March to November, with the winter months used to train new members.
Officers serve a two-year assignment with the squadron, while enlisted personnel serve three to four. Replacements must be trained for about half of the team each year, providing a constant mix of experience.
The squadron performs approximately 75 demonstrations each year and has never canceled a demonstration due to maintenance difficulty. More than 300 million people in all 50 states and 58 foreign countries have seen the red, white and blue jets in more than 4,000 aerial demonstrations.
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Six WWII era aircraft including the North American SNJ and the T-6 Texan variant. The team performs a low-level, precision demonstration that features maneuvers and tactics flown by the United States military. In addition to air show performances, the team ‘skytypes’ giant messages in the sky. Five aircraft will fly, in a line abreast formation, and type dot-matrix style 1,000-foot-tall messages seen for 15 miles in any direction.
About the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team
The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team flies six WWII era aircraft, the North American SNJ and the T-6 Texan variant. Both were used as advanced training aircraft to prepare pilots of “The Greatest Generation” for WWII. The team performs a low-level, precision demonstration that features maneuvers and tactics flown by the United States military. In addition to air show performances, the team “skytypes” giant messages in the sky. Five aircraft fly in a line abreast formation and type dot-matrix style 1,000-foot tall messages that can be seen for 15 miles in any direction.
CLICK HERE to view more info about the GEICO Skytypers
Scott Frances Airshows
Scott Francis will showcase all the ultra-high performance MXS aircraft has to offer and its versatility. Francis’ MXS is one of just 12 in existence and will features speeds in excess of 300 mph, and dizzying roll rates of more than 400 degrees per second.
Mark Meredith – Super Chipmunk
The airshow experience delivered by Mark is a unique respite from and complement to the rapid-fire, high-energy routines of the modern carbon fiber aerobatic wonder weapon. It is refreshingly old-school, a flowing display of energy management and aerobatic mastery, harkening back to a salient period in American aerobatics. The Super Chippy will be a welcome addition to any airshow lineup, especially as an opener.
Mark Meredith Bio
Mark is a retired Navy Captain who didn’t learn to fly as a pilot until he was age 47. He began his career at the US Naval Academy then progressed to flying as a Bombardier/Navigator in the A-6E Intruder attack jet aboard aircraft carriers. Mark later transitioned to aircraft maintenance and logistics, deploying aboard many carriers, keeping the jets flying at sea. Today Mark continues as a full-time airplane guy flying airshows and training new pilots at Navy Annapolis Flight Center in MD.
Mark, like many aviators, dreamed of building or restoring his own airplane. “Chippy” started life in 1951 in the Royal Air Force as a British-built de Havilland Chipmunk. It later became a world traveler, working various jobs as a military trainer in Tasmania, as a crop sprayer in Australia, then in 1972 arrived in Texas for conversion into a fire breathing airshow plane, commencing a long career flying shows around the US.
By 2009 Chippy was old and tired, so Mark rebuilt it over 5 years and 5,000 hours, culminating in the retro hot-rod with wings you see today! They won the coveted Experimental Aircraft Association’s Lindbergh Award as the Champion Custom Classic Aircraft.
While Mark rebuilt Chippy with the spirit and tools of modern innovation and technology, he flies his airshow as a tribute to the Golden Age pioneers who knew how to design beautiful, art-deco styled airplanes using paper and sliderules, then fly them with heart-pounding excitement and graceful elegance. Mark and Chippy fly a Classic Airshow!
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Stars of History- Corsair and Zero
During the early years of World War II, Japan dominated the skies of the Pacific in the A6M2 Zero. The development of the F4U Corsair turned the tide started to turn in favor of the United States and the Allies. Charlie Lynch and Mark Murphy will pilot the genuine a Corsair and a Zero during a dogfight in the skies above the Raceway. The speed and agility of these aircraft will be on display for all to enjoy. Living history brought back to life!
Charlie Lynch Bio
Charlie resides in Greenwich, CT and has worked in the private jet sector for the past 26 years. He has 29 years pilot experience, much of which is centered around airshow and warbird flying. In 1992, he earned a Private Pilot’s license for helicopters in Los Angeles. While working towards his MBA at Cornell University in 1993, he earned his Commercial license for airplanes with multi-engine and instrument ratings. In 1994, he started formal aerobatic flight training at Pompano Air Center. Charlie has 22 years aerobatic airshow experience. In 2005 he started flying formation aerobatics with his good friend Dan Fortin. Three years later, Charlie and Dan created the Yak Attack Airshow Team. The following year, Mario Hamel, a former Canadian Snowbird pilot, joined the team. The team later expanded one more time to a four aircraft formation aerobatic team with the addition of Randy DeVere.
In 2013, Dr. Elizabeth Lynch a.k.a “The Boss”, decided the family needed a larger plane to attend airshows and for family travel. Having a great respect for the history of the Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, and realizing it could carry the whole family plus their dogs, she made Charlie buy one. In addition to the TBM, he also flies various WWII fighters including the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, the Mk I Spitfire, and the Japanese A6M2 Zero. Charlie is a formation Instructor Pilot and maintains both solo and formation airshow aerobatic certifications.
Mark A Murphy Bio
Mark, the President of KJC Corp., is a professional warbird instructor and airshow pilot from Perth, New York. He has 30 years pilot experience and began flying with his father at a very early age. Mark received his pilot’s license at the age of 17 where he first learned to fly from the family’s 4,000 foot grass strip in a Piper J-3 Cub.
A highly accomplished flight instructor, Mark specializes in World War II aircraft such as the T-6 Texan and North American P-51 Mustang. He has trained over 25 new P-51 pilots from around the world. Mark holds ATP, A&P, CFI, CFII, MEI, I/A single & multi-engine and helicopter licenses. Mark performs in airshows both in the United States and internationally. He is most known for his aerobatic displays in the P-51D Mustang “Never Miss”. He flew for many years with the Texas Flying Legends Museum.
Mark has ratings in numerous WWII aircraft including the TBM Avenger, P-51 Mustang, B-25 Mitchell, T-28 Trojan, L-39 Albatross, F4U Corsair, DC-3, Japanese A6M Zero, P-40 Warhawk, F6F Hellcat and the British Spitfire. Additionally, Mark serves as second in command on the B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress. With over 7,500 hours of flight time in 93 different
10 a.m. – Parking Lots Open
11 a.m. – Gates Open
1 p.m. – Show Start (approx.)
3 p.m. – Show Ends
*More schedule details will be announced closer to the event including tentative performance times for each act. All times tentative and subject to change without notice.
Our Fan Fair in located directly behind our grandstand and is the place to go to check out all the displays and activities. Fan Fair opens when gates open at 11:00am. Below you will find a list of confirmed displays and activities. Please note: this list will continue to be updated as we approach the event.
United States Air Force Interactive Display
Stock Car Racing Experience
Activities & Entertainment
-Enjoy Free carnival rides and games
Fan Welcome Center Tent
-Pre Show LIVE MUSIC
-Enter to Win giveaway opportunities
-Kids coloring table
Interested in becoming a display or vendor? Please CLICK HERE to contact us.
Here you will find some frequently asked questions about Pocono Raceway and “The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow.” If you do not see the answer to your questions, please contact: email@example.com.
How do I purchase tickets?
You may purchase tickets online by clicking here or giving our ticket office a call at 1-800-722-3929. The ticket office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am- 5 pm. All seating is reserved. Pocono Raceway is ADA accessible.
What are the ticket prices?
Tickets in our 200 Level are $20-$25 for adults. Kids 12 & Under are $10 in the 200 Level.
Tickets in our 300 Level Shaded Seats are $50 (All Ages)
What time does the Air Show Start and how long is the show?
Parking Lots Open: 10:00a.m.
Gates Open: 11:00a.m.
Show Start: 1:00p.m.
Show End: 3:30p.m.
*All times tentative and subject to change without notice.
How do I get to Pocono Raceway?
1234 Long Pond Road
Long Pond PA, 18334
See the directions tab below for detailed directions to Pocono Raceway.
What lodging options are available in the area?
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is Pocono Raceway’s Preferred Lodging Partner.
Click here to book a hotel room.
Where is parking?
Parking is located on Pocono Raceway property. The cost is $10 per car or $20 for RV’s or oversize vehicles. CASH ONLY.
Please enter through either Gate 5 (Andretti Road) or Gate 7 (Hullman Road) to park. Please Note: There is NO overnight parking or camping allowed.
All guests are required to have a ticket or purchase a ticket for the grandstand. Watching the show from the parking lots will NOT be permitted.
Is camping allowed?
No. Camping in the Infield or Pocono Raceway property will NOT be permitted during The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow event dates. Please visit poconoraceway.com/campground for information about the Long Pond Campground about 1 mile down the road.
Are animals/pets allowed?
Animals are not permitted in Pocono Raceway’s parking lots, fan fair, midway and grandstand. Service animals are permitted to assist disabled guests. Pocono Raceway requests advanced notification of service animals, if possible.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes. Cameras are permitted. Out of respect for those seated around you, we kindly ask that your camera does not block the view of other spectators. Tripods are not allowed without prior permission. Professional photographers can request photography credentials/access by completing our contact us form in the tab below.
Are bags/ backpacks allowed?
One bag/backpack is permitted per guest. Maximum size is 18” X 18”. All bags and backpacks will be required to be searched upon gate entry. Cooler bags/backpacks will not be permitted.
Are coolers/ outside food and beverages allowed?
No. Coolers and outside food or beverages will NOT be permitted through the gates. Except ONE (1) sealed, unopened plastic water bottle per guest, no larger than 20oz will be permitted in the gates. Exceptions to this policy will be considered for guests for medical or allergy related reasons.
Will there be concessions?
Yes, Concessions will be available directly behind the grandstand in the Midway. Cash and Credit cards will be accepted. ATMs will also be available on property.
What is permitted/ not permitted through gate entry?
The health and safety of all fans remains a priority for Pocono Raceway. With that in mind, Pocono Raceway requests that guests leave non-essential items at home or in their vehicles.
- Soft seat backs or cushions (No metal)
- One (1) sealed plastic water bottle per guest, no larger than 20oz.
- One (1) bag/backpack is permitted per guest. Maximum size is 18” X 18”
Prohibited items include but are not limited to:
- Weapons of any kind including but not limited to: firearms, knives, chains and spiked jewelry, pepper spray, or Mace.
- Alcoholic beverages, controlled or unlawful substances and controlled substance paraphernalia.
- Outside food & beverage
- Cans, bottles, glass
- Laser pointers and laser pens.
- Metal Seatbacks
- Noisemakers, such as air horns, fireworks, Frisbees, balls, and other projectiles.
- Animals that are not ADA defined service animals.
- Selfie sticks or telescopic devices.
- Hoverboards, Segways, wagons, skateboards, drones, model aircraft.
- Any other item deemed unacceptable by the event or raceway management.
*This list is subject to change on an event-by-event basis without notice by Management
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1234 Long Pond Road
Long Pond, PA 18334
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 41o03’30.116”N. Longitude: -75o29’58.614”S.
From I-80 East: Take Interstate 80 West to Exit 284 for PA-115 towards Blakeslee. Make left onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.2 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-80 West: Take I-80 East to Exit 284 for PA-115 toward Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.4 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-81 North: Take I-81 North to I-80 East.Take I-80 East to Exit 284 for PA-115 toward Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.4 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-81 South: Take I-81 South to exit 151A to merge onto I-80 East. Take I-80 East for 23.8 miles to Exit 284 for PA-115 towards Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.2 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-476 North: Take I-486 N to Exit 95 to merge onto I-80 East. Take I-80 East for 23.8 miles to Exit 284 for PA-115 towards Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.2 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-476 South: Take I-486 S to Exit 95 to merge onto I-80 East. Take I-80 East for 23.8 miles to Exit 284 for PA-115 towards Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.2 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-78 East: Take I-78 East to Route I-476/PA-309 N/PA Turnpike. Take I-486 N to Exit 95 to merge onto I-80 East. Take I-80 East for 23.8 miles to Exit 284 for PA-115 towards Blakeslee. Make right onto PA-115 South. Take PA-115 South for 3.2 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.
From I-78 West: Take I-78 West to Exit 71 to merge onto PA-33 South towards US-22/Stroudsburg. Take PA-33 North for 22.6 miles to the US-209 South towards Lehighton Exit. Take US-209 South for 5.7 miles. Make slight right onto PA-115 North. Take PA-115 North for 12.1 miles to arrive at Pocono Raceway.