CAF Wings Over Houston | Ellington Airport, Houston

October 26-27, 2024

US Navy Blue Angels

2021 Airshow Ticket Launch Details


LAST UPDATE: Tuesday, 06/16/2021 at 11:53 AM CT

Please read this entire page before emailing us your show questions, thank you!

The 2021 Wings Over Houston Discount Ticket Launch IS TOMORROW (6/17) – here are updated details!

SAVE THE DATE & TIME: Save up to 50% OFF* Airshow Tickets – Launching to AIR SHOW INSIDERS only this Thursday, the 17th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time … Limited Discount Ticket Quantities & Limited Time Offers!

Traditional Style AIRSHOW Returns IN 2021!

We’re back to a traditional style airshow (ground displays, vendors, exhibits) with no masking restrictions. That said, if people want to wear a mask, that’s cool. With masks optional, we kindly request you respect the personal decisions of others. As with all CAF Wings Over Houston Airshows, our number one priority is your safety!

This year you will get to experience not one, but TWO military jet demonstration teams … the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds! Plus, a bevy of some of the best military and civilian pilots in the world, flying for you … including, an extraordinary line up of historic vintage aircraft!

Our goal is to provide you the best air show experience possible at a range of price points. Ticket types include everything from an affordable day of aviation thrills for the whole family to an ultra-premium air show experience. There’s something for everyone and families! Please look for pricing details at launch on Thursday.

*** Friday (ONLY) – “Military Might!” Drive-In Airshow – Friday (ONLY) ***

Based on the 2020 drive-in show and your 2021 pre-show feedback, people loved the drive-in experience. So here’s what we’re doing for 2021.

This year’s 2021 Airshow will feature a Friday afternoon Military-Might! drive-in style show. Friday, October 8th, we will open up part of our ramp to anyone interested in the drive-in air show experience. Picture a tailgate, but with airplanes! Gates will open at 2 PM, and flying will begin somewhere around 3 PM and go approximately to 6 PM. Both military jet teams and the F-22 will be flying for you, plus a few more surprises! .

Tickets for Friday’s drive-in will include a parking spot and an area directly next to your vehicle to “tailgate”. No grills or glass are allowed, but you are welcome to bring food and drinks, coolers, chairs and standard umbrellas (no beach umbrellas, please). There will not be access to the ground display aircraft ramp on Friday, but you will have an excellent seat for a GREAT military-heavy show.

As in 2020, drive-in tickets are per car and up to 6 people per vehicle. There will be food and drinks available for purchase and vendors selling hats, shirts, earplugs, etc. This is a fun and relaxed way to start the Airshow weekend off. Come out and enjoy an intimate, up-close show with all of the best the US and Canadian military have to offer. Based on limitations, only 210 guaranteed tickets are available – Buy now before they sell out! We will have a limited amount of grass parking spaces to sell the week of the show if the weather gods allow. The only guaranteed tickets are on concrete (210 of them). Get them now before they go!

WHEN do Discount Tickets Go On Sale?

Insider ONLY discounted tickets go on sale Thursday, June 17th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time –  ONLINE ONLY! As an Air Show Insider, you will receive a special email on June 17th at Noon, with your Insider ONLY discount ticket launch link. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public at a higher price on Monday, June 21st. If you want to buy at the lowest prices of the year, please buy during the INSIDER ONLY launch.

Only AIR SHOW Insiders Get up to 50% OFF* at Launch

As an Air Show Insider, you get to SAVE up to 50% OFF* and first dibs on 2021 Wings Over Houston Air Show tickets (not available to the public). Deep discount pricing EXPIRES Monday, June 21st at 11:59 PM Central Time. After that, prices increase and public ticket sales start. *A nominal ticket service fee may apply.

WHERE do Discount Tickets Go On Sale?

Discount tickets can be purchased securely online, using your Insider Only Link. You will receive your special, Insider ONLY, purchase link via email on Thursday, June 17th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time.  You will then be able to buy and print your ticket(s) from the comfort of your home or office. All discount ticket purchases are online ONLY using most major credit cards. You can buy tickets from a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.


If you haven’t already, make sure to set insider@wingsoverhouston.com as a trusted email address, so you don’t miss the deep discount launch email.

2019 Prime View Customers (ONLY) & Your Seats

2019 Prime view customers, you will receive a special link at launch to renew your seats. As always, Prime View customers will have first dibs on the seats they purchased in 2019. Make sure to renew your 2019 seats before July 1st, after that they will be released into the public inventory. Thank you for your continued support!


For our photography junkies, we will be offering our Photo Pit pass, along with the Sunrise Photo Tour. We also have a combo ticket which gets you into both. Those tickets will be available to you on Thursday, June 17th as well. We can’t wait to have you back!

What is the biggest difference between “eagle squadron” and “family chalet”

Family Chalet includes complementary admission for children 5 and Under for FREE, with an accompanying Adult Family Chalet ticket. Children 6-14 will need a Child’s Family Chalet ticket, with an accompanying Adult Family Chalet ticket. Eagle Squadron includes VIP parking, VIP restrooms, an airshow goodie bag (hat, poster and program), and open beverage bar (wine and beer). Family Chalet does not include VIP parking or restrooms, goodie bag, or complementary wine or beer service. Family Chalet is a more affordable price for larger families, while still providing an up close experience to the show. There will be free food and non-alcoholic drinks provided in the Family Chalet, as well as children’s activities. We hope this helps you make a decision on which to choose.


Numerous people have asked, “does everyone, regardless of age, need to purchase an Eagle Squadron ticket?” The answer is yes. This is because of the per person catering cost. And, because alcohol is being served. It is also the biggest reason for the creation of the Family Chalet.

If You Have ANY Ticket Purchase Issues, After Launch

If you have any issues with your ticket purchase, AFTER 12:00 PM (Noon) on Thursday, June 17th, please contact our ticket service provider EventSprout at info@eventsprout.com. We need to emphasize that EventSprout will only be able to help you AFTER tickets launch at noon on Thursday, June 17th. EventSprout customer service representatives are great at helping our airshow customers.

General Admission Ticket = Huge Value

To create a very affordable family airshow experience, we’re keeping our 2019 General Admission ticket policy. One 2021 General Admission ticket will include admission for one Adult and up to six Children (Children age 14 and under are FREE with an accompanying Adult General Admission ticket purchase) for a very reasonable price.

Business Class Tickets

On the adult side of the spectrum, we’re bringing back Business Class tickets. This Adult only (21 & Older) ticket is an ultra-premium VIP airshow experience. Amenities include an air conditioned tent to get out of the heat, top-shelf open bar, table service, performer meet and greet, and behind the scene air show tours. Business Class will also include a delicious menu of exquisitely catered food served throughout the day. To maintain the best experience possible in Business Class, we’re limiting the number of tickets to 300 tickets per day.

Very Limited Discount Ticket Quantities (INSIDER ONLY) & Time-frame

Once ticket purchases exceed a certain threshold OR after the ticket launch ends on Monday, June 21st, prices will increase. Again, deep ticket discounts are limited by time and quantity. So please don’t miss your chance to SAVE BIG!

Here are the deep discount ticket limits:

  • GA Tickets – 3000 Tickets at up to 50% OFF*
  • Eagle Squadron Tickets – 200 Tickets at up to 50% OFF*
  • Business Class Tickets – 75 Tickets at up to 50% OFF*

This means that after reaching the launch purchase quantity thresholds, tickets will go up to the next price level.

*A nominal ticket service fees may apply.

Please Note: No Ticket Refunds
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on airshow tickets. Rest assured, though, that the airshow is a rain-or-shine event. You should know that all performers have high, low and flat shows that can safely accommodate for different types of weather. There are also going to be amazing display aircraft on the ground.

Aircraft and performers are subject to change without notice, due to operational considerations. If anything changes, we will do our best to let you know. Thank you!

Your Privacy & Personal Information
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