Extra Friday Drive-in Tickets

FRIDAY ONLY “Military-Might” Drive-In Tickets (Price is per car, up to six people per vehicle)

Last Update: Thursday, 10/7/21 at 15:27 CT (e)

  • First Ticket Block – SOLD OUT!
  • Second Ticket Block – 94 Friday “Drive-In” Tickets Remain & Available for Purchase!

Please read this entire page BEFORE clicking on the ticket purchase links below, thank you!
>>> For all 2021 “Drive-In” Customers & Air Show Insiders, please keep an eye on your email inbox for important show updates! <<<

Friday Family Fun at the Drive-In
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 2 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!

Friday “Drive-In” Ticket Overview

Below is a general overview, from start to finish, on what to expect from the 2021 drive-in air show. We’ve received hundreds of questions and believe what follows will answer 95% of everyone’s questions. If not, feel free to reach out to us after reading through this page.

 

Here’s what a 2021 WOHA Friday “Drive-In” Ticket gets you (think old school “Drive-In” movie theater, with a lot more personal space):

 

YOU GET ONE PARKING AREA PLUS A TAILGATING AREA NEXT TO YOUR VEHICLE
Gates open at 1 PM on Friday and flying will begin around 2 pm. Each “Drive-In” ticket holder will be allotted an air show viewing area on the paved ramp at Ellington Airport. That’s roughly 400 square feet of fun! Because of how our performers fly their demonstration profiles, every parking area will have an excellent view of the sky.

 

VEHICLE ENTRY LIMITATIONS
Based on your personal 400 square foot viewing area, vehicles cannot be longer than 19 feet in length, from bumper to bumper. Additionally, we cannot accommodate vehicles taller than 8 feet. The 8-foot height limitation also ensures that everyone has a great view of the action. RVs, trailers, and campers are NOT permitted.

 

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL IN 2021
Masks are optional this year. If you want to wear your mask for the whole event, that is also ok. With plenty of space to spread out, everyone should be able to party the way they feel comfortable.

 

Plan to bring chairs to watch the action outside of your vehicle. You may also want to bring a hat or personal umbrella to protect yourself from the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Pop-up tents and large beach umbrellas are NOT permitted due to the danger of them taking flight, and they obstruct the view of fellow air show attendees.

 

WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND DRINKS?
We’re encouraging people to bring their own food and drinks. For the Friday drive-in, we will not be selling food and drinks. Please bring snacks and at least water to stay hydrated.

  • Grills and BBQ’s, regardless of size are NOT permitted. Glass is prohibited due to safety concerns.
  • Alcoholic beverages are allowed in cans or plastic containers. Please drink responsibly!
  • All coolers, bags, cars and so forth are subject to search at any time. It can be upon arrival or any other time you’re on airport property. In all instances, security, military, and law enforcement officers will be clearly identified.

At the end of the event, please make sure to dispose of your trash or take it home with you – littering on the ramp is not permitted. There will trash bins by the porta-potties.

OUR STAFF AND GREAT VOLUNTEERS ARE THERE TO HELP YOU!
Our awesome staff and volunteers will be working each parking row. They will be easily identified and happy to help you as best they can. Porta-Potties, including accommodations for those with disabilities, will be positioned at the end of every parking row. These porta potties will be cleaned continuously throughout the day.

WHEN DOES THE FLYING START AND END?
Several people have asked, “when does the flying start?” Currently, subject to change, opening ceremonies will begin at 2 PM CT, and all flying demonstrations will end before 6 PM CT. You’ll have approximately 4 hours of action-packed aviation excitement.

WHAT ABOUT THE PERFORMER SCHEDULE?
As an Air Show Insider, keep a lookout for more exciting performer announcements. As in previous years, you’ll receive the Insider ONLY schedule each air show morning. And yes, the airshow schedule is accessible from any mobile device.

ARE THERE DISPLAY AIRCRAFT THIS YEAR?
The Friday Drive-In is only an Airshow. If you would like to come back on Saturday or Sunday, we will have a full ramp of static display aircraft for your viewing pleasure. Our staff, volunteers and vendors will still be hard at work Friday afternoon setting up for the weekend. No access to the static ramp will be allowed.

EXITING THE AIRSHOW
Houston is fortunate enough to work with one of the best parking companies in the world. Staff and volunteers will direct vehicles to the airport exits, after the flying is finished. Exiting the airshow has never been easier, you’ll spend less time waiting in traffic and be home before you know it.

MAXIMIZING YOUR “DRIVE-IN” TICKET VALUE
You’re going to get the best value for your dollar by bringing family and friends to the air show. Our approved plan allows “Drive-In” ticket holders to have up to 6 people (this number includes children of all ages) in each vehicle. Please make sure you take advantage of that opportunity.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SIT NEXT TO FAMILY/FRIENDS
If you want to sit near family or friends, please plan to arrive to the event at the exact same time. One way to do this, is to meet up off-site and caravan to the entrance gate. As a reminder, each parking area has a maximum capacity of 6 individuals, groups of more than 6 are not permitted in one parking area.

Frequently Asked Friday “Drive-In” Questions

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that people have been asking:
We’ll update these questions and answer as we get closer to the show.

CAN I BRING MY SERVICE ANIMAL TO THE “DRIVE-IN” AIRSHOW?
We love all pets, but only clearly identified service animals are allowed on airshow grounds.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE AIRSHOW IS CANCELED?
As in previous years, we’ll ensure that you get to see an airshow and you are happy with the experience!

CAN I EXIT AND RE-ENTER THE AIR SHOW?
You are welcome to leave the airshow at any time, including early – but re-entrance is not permitted. After most people arrive at the show, the entrance lanes are reversed to exit lanes. This is done to ensure that everyone gets home as quickly as possible. The only disadvantage is that re-entry is not permitted.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AND ANSWER THE HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS?
Masks are optional this year. If you want to wear your mask for the whole event, that is also ok. With plenty of space to spread out, everyone should be able to party the way they feel comfortable.

WILL I BE ABLE TO HEAR THE AIR SHOW FROM MY CAR?
Yes, we will have a sound system and announcer just like previous years.

CAN I WATCH THE AIR SHOW FROM OUTSIDE ELLINGTON AIRPORT?
Short answer, “yes, absolutely!” Please note, we’re not encouraging you to do so. Every performer flight profile is based on doing their most spectacular maneuvers at show center. And you won’t get a good view from outside the airshow grounds. At best, you’ll see a few aggressive repositioning turns from the outside, but nowhere as cool as being upfront to all the airshow action.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TICKET PURCHASE ISSUES
If you have any issues with your ticket purchase, please call our office at 713-266-4492 between 9 AM – 5 PM CDT, Monday through Thursday this week. On Friday, please reach out to EventSprout at https://eventsprout.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=42950

2021 Wings Over Houston “Drive-In” Tickets
As a “Drive-In” ticket holder, you get:

  • Close viewing areas to all the aviation excitement
  • As a ticket holder, you are GUARANTEED a prime parking area, regardless of when you arrive. Please note: The earlier ticket holders get to the airshow, the closer you will be parked to the action
  • One 400-ish Sq Ft Parking Area Ticket
  • Bring up to 6 people* per vehicle (*this includes children of any age)
  • You and your party get an up-close and the best views of all the aviation action
  • Great for photography, especially if you have a lot of equipment
  • Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY – FRIDAY.
  • Please note: The earlier you arrive, the closer you will be parked to the show line.

Friday “Drive-In” Ticket Pricing

2021 “Drive-in” Insider Price: $150.00*

(With 6 people in your VIP area, that’s $25* per person)

* Service Fees may be applicable

Please note: Your Insider ONLY discount is automatically applied to any tickets you select during the checkout process. The prices you see in the cart are discounted prices. Just click below and select your tickets.

Discount_Buy_Button*Service Fees: Some ticket types include a nominal service fee. All ticket transactions and payment are processed through a industry-standard secure online interface.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 premium air show experience. There’s something for everyone!

Service Fees: Some ticket types include a nominal service fee. All ticket transactions and payment are processed through a industry-standard secure online interface.

Please note: All sales are final and no refunds can be offered.

A Note on Performers:
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!

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