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How to get to the Tinker Air Show/Parking

As you approach Tinker Air Force Base from I-40 or I-240, look for signs directing you to the entrance. Parking on base is Free and riding the shuttles from Tinker Building 9001 (Old GM Plant) parking areas are also Free. Buses will run continuously on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00am and ending around 5:00pm or when the lines are done.  An average bus trip will be less than 15 minutes and will deliver passengers to the security checkpoint. All visitors should be prepared for inspection of belongings as you are entering a military installation. 

Drivers should have their licenses available for the gate guards as they approach the gates. Seatbelt use is mandatory on Tinker AFB, so ensure all passengers are buckled up. Use of any cellphone while driving a motor vehicle is prohibited on base; however, hands-free devices are permitted. Park vehicles in designated areas and proceed to the gated entryway or shuttle bus stop. Base security forces will send you in the right direction. All visitors will proceed through a security checkpoint either before boarding the shuttle buses or entering the event area.

Public Entry Points/Parking

Parking at Tinker Building 9001 (OLD GM Plant) coming from I-240 on the south end of installation. Exit off Air Depot or Douglas and turn left to go under the Turnpike.  If coming in on Air Deport, turn right onto SW 74th, and you will immediately see the 9001 Building on the north side of 74th street. Coming from Douglas exit, turn left onto SE 74th and go about a mile to get to the entrance to the plant. The plant is nearly halfway between Douglas and Air Depot (much closer to Air Depot). Free Shuttle Services are at this parking point, and guests will be dropped off at the Air Show Security Check Gate. This is the least amount of walking to get onto the actual flightline. You will go through a Security Screening before getting onto the Shuttle Bus!

Parking ON base and coming from I-40 or from within Midwest City, on the north side use the Hruskocy Gate located off I-40 and/or 29th Street.  From the east side of the base, use the Lancer Gate entrance from Douglas.  Gates will be open for public entry at 8:00am into parking lots south and east of Bldg. 3001. See the parking map above for details. Guests will walk south towards the Security Checkpoint.

Guests with wheelchairs and strollers are highly encouraged to enter through the Hruskocy or Lancer Gates to mitigate excessive time spent loading/unloading buses.

The Liberator Gate off of Douglas, will be STRICTLY used as a drop off point for any LYFT, UBER and other Ride Share vehicles

Shuttles from Bldgs. 1094 and 9001 will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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