The Great Florida Air Show 2021
Experience the Great Florida Air Show on the Space Coast
The Great Florida Air Show presented by Northrup Grumman is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB). Gates open at 8:00am, and you'll want to get there before 9 am to find the best FREE parking spot, relax, and enjoy your day at the air show. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels celebrate their 75th Anniversary as they take off in their brand new aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet, along with an amazing lineup of military jets and outstanding performers. But, that's not all. This year's Great Florida Air Show is under new management and being produced by The Air Show Network, so while you'll have an amazing time watching the show above, there will also be immersive, interactive exhibits and static displays set up on the ground to amplify your air show experience. This event is being sold at a limited capacity, so don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest shows on the Space Coast!
Look up to see:
- U.S. Navy Blue Angels
- F-16 Viper Demo
- EA-18G Growler
- U.S. SOCOM Jump Team
- Quicksilver P51
- Mike Wiskus Lucas Oil
- Rob Holland
- Mike Goulian
- Larry Labiolia L-39
The schedule is expected to be the same both days.
Immerse yourself in aviation technology before the planes take off or after they land, and check out these static displays and exhibits.
- E-2 HAWKEYE by Northrop Grumman
- C-130 HURRICANE HUNTER
- AIR FORCE VR EXPERIENCE
- NAVY NIMITZ SUMULATOR
- FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STEM EXHIBIT
- LARSEN MOTORSPORTS CHAMPION DRAGSTER EXHIBIT
NOTE: All acts are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Great Florida Air Show is a limited ticket event, and tickets MUST be purchased online. Tickets for VIP Flight Line Club are the best seats in the house and will sell out, make sure you purchase your tickets soon, so you can pick your seats and have the best experience possible.
General and upgraded tickets for premium seating are available for purchase on the Great Florida Air Show website. Premium seating is located along the flight line and affords you in-and-out privileges so you can explore the amazing ground displays, grab some snacks and know that your seats will be waiting for you when you come return. Concessions are available for purchase while in the Premium Boxes. VIP Flight Line ticket holders will enjoy a private table for 4, a delicious catered lunch, unlimited soft drinks and water, in-and-out access, and much more! Check out their ticket options for more information.
Where To Stay in Melbourne for the Great Florida Air Show
There’s plenty of space for you in Melbourne, see what lodging accommodations you’ll find here on the Space Coast.
- Hilton Melbourne Rialto
- Hotel Melby
- Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Melbourne
- Melbourne All Suites
- DoubleTree Suites
How to Get to and Where To Park in Melbourne for the Great Florida Air Show
Air Show Pro Tip: Arrive Early - before 9am!
The Great Florida Air Show gates open at 8 am. To make sure you have a leisurely morning and time to park, find your seats, and experience all the incredible ground displays you'll want to arrive as early as possible.
New this year, general parking for air show attendees is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking attendants will be on-site directing traffic to designated parking areas. Upgraded parking passes are also available for purchase. See these ticketing options to learn more. Whichever parking option is best for you, we recommend arriving early before 9am.
Several roads and intersections around the Melbourne Orlando International Airport are under construction. Babcock Road, most notably, has been reduced to two lanes. Please drive with caution and patience as you arrive at and leave The Great Florida Air Show.
About The Melbourne Orlando International Airport
The Great Florida Air Show is taking place at the Melbourne Orlando Melbourne International Airport, which is an amazing location on the Space Coast. It earned a top 10 spot on the Best Airport Scenic Landing in the World list in 2019, is a great spot for an airshow and built to handle a crowd! Served by several daily nonstop flights to/from Atlanta (ATL) on Delta Air Lines and Charlotte (CLT) on American Airlines, it's a great way to land in the heart of the Space Coast. Book your flights to MLB at www.Delta.com or www.AA.com.
Melbourne on the Space Coast is home to many of the Space Coast’s most amazing attractions and is rich with history and culture around every corner. Enjoy waterfront activities, breathtaking beach accesses, unique boutiques, and shops all within a 10-minute drive!
How to Get Around Melbourne on the Space Coast
Melbourne is a very easy city to get around with easy access to and from Highway 192, US 1, and I-95 and offers abundant, free parking options. If you are flying into the Melbourne Orlando International Airport, rental cars are available. The Great Florida Air Show will draw many spectators! Plan some extra time this weekend to account for traffic.
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Safety for Spectators
The Air Show has taken enhanced health and safety measures for guests, participants, volunteers and staff. You must follow all instructions posted at the air show. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness or death. MASKS ARE REQUIRED while transiting, getting food, using the restroom or any other activity. Masks are optional when seated and separated from others by at least 6 feet. This is a CASHLESS EVENT, so bring a credit card or pre-paid debit card with you.