7/18/2012 - WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. -- Q - WHAT TIME DO THE GATES OPEN? A - 8:30 a.m.
Q - WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START? A - 10 a.m.
Q - CAN I BRING LAWN CHAIRS? A - Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed but no lounge chairs.
Q - IS THERE A CHARGE FOR ADMISSION/PARKING? A - There is no charge for admission or parking.
Q - IS THERE A PROVISION TO PARK RVS? A - There is limited parking on base for RVs operated by military and veterans. Reservations may be made by calling (413) 557- 2192.
Q - IS THERE PARKING FOR BUSES AVAILABLE? A - No.
Q - WILL THERE BE A SHUTTLE FROM THE ON-BASE PARKING AREAS? A - Yes.
Q - CAN I LEAVE AND RE-ENTER THE AIR SHOW? A - Yes.
Q - ARE COOLERS PERMITTED? A - Sorry, coolers are not permitted except for special needs, such as medication or baby formula.
Q - ARE CAMERAS AND VIDEO RECORDERS ALLOWED? A - Yes.
Q - CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA? A - Small umbrellas are permitted.
Q - DO YOU HAVE ANY BLEACHER SEATING? A - No.
Q - CAN YOU GIVE ME A SCHEDULE OF ACTS? A - A tentative schedule will be published shortly before the show. However, the schedule is subject to change due to mission requirements.
Q - WHAT IS A STATIC DISPLAY? A - A static display is a parked aircraft, or any other display that is not moving.
Q - IS THERE SHADE? A - There is some shade available in the Base Hangar and under the wings of some of the larger static display aircraft.
Q - ARE PETS ALLOWED? A - Pets are not allowed, except for service animals (Seeing eye dogs, etc.)
Q - HOW DO I OBTAIN INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSOR? A - Information is available at www.greatnewenglandairshow.com. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q - HOW DOES A VENDOR RECEIVE PERMISSION TO SELL FOOD/WARES? A - All requests for information on becoming a vendor or providing services should be directed to: Christopher Menard at (413) 557- 1110, ext. 2899 or email email@example.com
Q - I UNDERSTAND THERE WILL BE A KICK OFF BREAKFAST. WHEN AND WHERE IS THE BREAKFAST AND HOW DOES A PERSON PURCHASE TICKETS? A - The breakfast will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 at Westover ARB. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased by making checks payable to: Galaxy Community Council Breakfast, Westover ARB, P.O. Box 498, Chicopee, MA 01021. Tickets are available through July 22. Information is available at www.greatnewenglandairshow.com.
Q - WILL THE SHOW BE TELEVISED? A - Plans are for the show to be recorded for showing at a later date
Q - HOW DO I GET A MEDIA PASS FOR THE SHOW? A - Call Westover Public Affairs at 413-557-2020.
Q - WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? A - The show will go on rain or shine.
Q - WHERE CAN I STAY OVERNIGHT? A - There are numerous motels and hotels in the area. However, we suggest that visitors make reservations as early as possible. The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.valleyvisitor.com will assist you in finding lodging.
Q - IS THERE A PROVISION FOR PRIVATELY OWNED AIRCRAFT TO PARK? A - All civilian aircraft need to coordinate with Westover Metropolitan Airport.
Additional information can be found on their website www.wmass-arptcef.com
or call (413) 593-5543.
Q - CAN I BRING FOOD? A - Yes, however it must be in a clear container.
Q - CAN I BRING A FROZEN DRINK ON BASE? A - Yes, you can bring frozen non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers.
Q - WHY CAN'T I BRING ICE ONTO THE BASE? A - Loose ice is prohibited because it is difficult to search. Ice packs are permitted.
Q - IS THERE ANY DANGER OF AN ACCIDENT? A: Public safety is our top priority. However, in the case of an emergency or accident the base has set up response measures.
Q - CAN I BRING MY KIDS? A - Attendants are encouraged to bring their children. There will be special family area for families with children.
Q - WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION? A - Visit www.greatnewenglandairshow.com or www.westover.afrc.af.mil.
Q - WHERE CAN I GET DIRECTIONS? A - Visit www.greatnewenglandairshow.com/index.php?page=directions
Q - WHAT ADDRESS SHOULD I USE TO GET TOP THE SHOW IF I'M USING MY GPS? A - Use 7032 Westover Rd. Chicopee, Mass. to get to the main gate.
Q - IS CELL PHONE RECEPTION AVAILABLE ON BASE? A - Yes.
Q - WILL I NEED AN ID TO GET ON BASE? A - Vehicle operators will need a valid driver's license.
Q - WILL THERE BE SECURITY ON SITE? A - Yes, security will be provided by the Air Force, Marines, Army and Massachusetts State Troopers.
Q - WILL THE GUARDS AT THE GATE BE SEARCHING VEHICLES? A - Guards will not be searching vehicles at the gate unless they have probable cause for suspicion.
Q - WILL SANITARY FACILITIES BE PROVIDED? A - Yes, portable toilets will be on site.
Q - WILL THE EVENT BE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE? A - Yes, there will be a separate handicap parking area on the base.
PLEASE REVIEW THE AIR SHOW SECURITY PAGE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION at www.greatnewenglandairshow.com/index.php?page=security
Approved Items: Small purses or fanny packs
Cameras and/or camcorders with "small" camera bags
"Small" lawn chairs only (no lounge chairs)
Wheelchairs, canes, guide/working dogs to assist disabled individuals