Frequently Asked Questions
What time do the gates open and when does the flying begin?
The gates open at 9AM on Saturday and Sunday and show starts approximately 11AM. We invite people to get there early to get a good seat and to enjoy all the wonderful exhibits and vendors that are in attendance. There is truly something for everyone.
Where is the Salinas Municipal Airport?
The Salinas Municipal Airport (Home of the California International Airshow) is located just off of US 101, on the East side of the highway. Caltrans just recently completed major improvements to the exit and entrance to the airport. The map below will provide new details and the best routes.
Can we fly into the Salinas Municipal Airport during the Airshow?
Salinas Municipal Airport Closure Times: Flying activities should be planned around the times indicated below to avoid excessive delays in arrivals and departures.
No Pets Allowed on the field.Fly-ins should plan for as early arrival as possible due to heavy late arriving traffic. Normal admission charges apply to all fly-in customers. Overnight tie-down charge is $3 single, $5 multi-engine. Parking assistance and shuttle bus will be provided.
Tower 119.525 (831) 424-5022
How do we get there?
Getting to the California International Airshow is quite easy. From the North, you will want to follow the signage on US 101 for the airshow, which will direct you to the John St. Exit. Follow the “Airshow Parking” signs to E. Alisal St. where you will find directions for parking.
If you are coming from the South, follow the signage on US 101 for the airshow which will direct you to the Fairview Ave. Exit. Follow the “Airshow Parking” signs which will have you turn right onto Sanborn Rd. then right onto John St. and right onto E. Alisal St. The signs will direct you to the airshow parking lots.
What is the address and phone number of the California International Airshow office?
Our address is:
P.O. Box 1448
Salinas, CA 93902
Our phone number is 831-754-1983.
Can you recommend accommodations while we visit Salinas and the Monterey Area?
Can we bring our own refreshments or a cooler?
Unfortunately, guests are not allowed to bring coolers of any kind into the Airshow. This is for security reasons as dictated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Homeland Security Administration (HAS). Thank you for your understanding.
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