14. We are representing a School on the Island of Molokai interested in attending the Blue Angels event. We will have about 30 students/escorts attending. We see entry information for schools on your website. What can be made available to assist us?
15. I'm planning to visit the show from Tokyo. I would like to know if public transportation be available from Waikiki or Ala Moana area to the Kaneohe show site, I mean if special bus be operated by The Bus or Marines?
21. In 2007, on the Friday before the Blues on the Bay weekend there was performance for military personnel only. Will there be a similar opportunity in 2010 or is the Friday performance for schools only?
23. As a past attendee and purchaser of box seats at the 2007 Blues on the Bay airshow, I'm very excited to purchase box seats for my family, again. Is their any information available at this time on when it'll become available to purchase?
A1. Spectator screening will consist of:
A2. The following items are permitted on the flight line. All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce access time into the flight line area.
A3. The following items will not be permitted on the flight line and are subject to confiscation:
A4. Yes, food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Airshow.
Q6. What types of aircraft will be on display at the show?
A6. The Kaneohe Bay Airshow will feature numerous static displays ranging from jets to helicopters, transport craft to classic military aircraft. The Naval Air Museum Barbers Point will even provide an A-4, Huey, Sea King and a number of ground equipment as a Vietnam expeditionary flight line display.
(Example: I work for FISC Pearl Harbor Navy Base. I'm trying to raise money for our 25th anniversary event in December. I just want to know if we can have food stand for our unit.)
A7. Merchandising is available exclusively to military units from Hawaii. Examples: squadron t-shirts or memorabilia. Please contact the Airshow Hotline at (808) 371-2804 (MCCS cannot authorize sales) for further details.
A8. Yes, cameras are allowed at the airshow.
A9. Admission to the Airshow is free. However, Grandstand, Box Seats and Chalet seating are available for purchase on the Seating page.
A10. The Airshow is open to the general public. Everyone is invited.
A11. Yes, the show will be the same both Saturday & Sunday, including static displays.
Q12a. When will the Blue Angels perform?
A12a. The Blue Angels will perform Saturday & Sunday, September 29 and 30. The show’s schedule is packed with performances from the Blue Angels, civilian performers and other demonstrations. We invite the community to come early and enjoy all of the performances.
Q12b. I will be attending with my 3 year old son, to avoid him being out there all day is it possible to find out what time the Blue Angels will actually perform?
A12b. Because the show is event driven there is no way to know what time the Blue Angles will actually perform. However, there are many special events all day long, carnival rides, car show, lots of food and drink, military and civilian aircraft static displays, two of the top female aerobatic performers, head to head aerobatic performances, special FX to include "wall of flame". The reason the air show is two days long is because there is so much to do it could take 2 days to enjoy it all.
Q13. I heard that on Friday, Sep 28 you will have a special show for school students. What is the criteria for this?
A13. The air show school day is Friday the 28th of September. It is an opportunity for schools to get up close and personal to all the acts, static displays and events. It is a much more intimate setting than that of the air show itself. Visit the School Requests page to register your school and communicate any special needs or requirements.
Q14. We are representing a School on the Island of Molokai interested in attending the Blue Angels event. We will have about 30 students/escorts attending. We see entry information for schools on your website. What can be made available to assist us?
A14. There are a great many things we can do to assist you. Please put your request on your special needs on to the web request and we will see what we can do to meet them.
Q15. I'm planning to visit the show from Tokyo. I would like to know if public transportation be available from Waikiki or Ala Moana area to the Kaneohe show site, I mean if special bus be operated by The Bus or Marines?
A15. At this time there are no plans for a special bus. Please check the city bus website http://www.thebus.org/ for the normal routes available to MCB Hawaii.
Q16. Where is the reserved parking for the Top Brass Chalet customer?
A16. The reserved parking for the Top Brass chalet is located at the west side of Hangar 104. You will take 1st. St along hangar row to the stop sign just before entering the access road to Hangar 105. The reserved parking area for the chalets will be on the left.
On base guests/visitors should use existing bike racks at the Exchange and the Base Chapel. There will be extra racks placed at these sites. From the main exchange, bike riders can use the bus stop on the back side of the Exchange to catch the shuttle to the air show. Walking might be a better option because bus stops will be less than a mile (most much closer) from every housing resident.
Off base guests/visitors should arrive via the back gate, park their bikes on the left hand side grass just inside the back gate, lock them to the fence, and catch the shuttle to the air show from the back gate.
*Important non-DoD personnel are not authorized to enter housing areas. All bicycles must be locked, and proper personal protective equipment (helmet and reflective belt after sunset) must be worn. Note: Sun sets at 6:09 p.m. and lights will be required for all bicycles.
All bicycle riders on base must following base regulations which can be found in the MCBH Base Order 5500.15B:
7011. BICYCLE REGULATIONS
1. Enforcement. Except where specifically provided by law or in this manual, all traffic regulations apply to operators of bicycles. Military police may issue minor offense reports, DD Form 1408s or DD Form 1805s, to owners and operators of bicycles who do not comply with these laws and regulations.
2. Prohibited Areas. The following areas are strictly prohibited for use by bicycles or mountain bikes, without written authorization by the commanding general:
a. The Nu'upia Ponds Wildlife Management Area.
b. Off road along the north end of the runway.
c. In the dunes and vegetated area west of the runway and north of old Marine Corps Air Station-2 (MCAS-2) radar compound and east of the rock wall at Pyramid Rock Recreation Area.
3. Parental Responsibility. Parents and bicycle owners will ensure that juveniles, including dependents, are properly instructed in the safe operation of bicycles, and that they understand and obey laws and regulations.
4. Security. Due to the mobility and value of bicycles, the reporting of lost or missing, found, or unsecured bicycles is essential to prompt recovery. Promptly report lost or missing bicycles to both MPD and HPD. Reports should fully describe the bicycle, including model and serial number. Report found bicycles to MPD. To deter theft, all bicycles must be secured with a bicycle lock while not in use.
5. Operator Responsibility
a. Use bike lanes when available.
b. Yield to all approaching vehicles and pedestrians when emerging from an alley, driveway, or building.
c. Keep one hand on the handle bars at all times.
d. Ride as far to the right of the roadway as practical.
e. Do not ride abreast of another bicycle except when passing.
6. Other Bicycle Rules
a. Bicycles will neither be towed by another vehicle, nor tow another vehicle except trailers manufactured for that purpose.
b. Bicycles are permitted only on streets, roads, and parking areas; not on athletic fields, tracks, lawns, or seeded areas. In the interest of safety, children operating tricycles, bicycles, or other foot powered devices with a height of less than 16 inches are encouraged to ride onsidewalks.
c. Maximum speed limit for bicycles is 30 mph unless a lower speed limit is posted for the area being ridden through.
d. No one will ride or push bicycles on any freeway, including the H-3 near Kaneohe Bay.
e. No one will ride bicycles while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Violators may be subject to the same penalties as for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
f. Bicycle operators will not wear radio headsets, earphones, or other devices that obstruct their hearing.
7. Required Equipment. All bicycles operated at night must be equipped with a white light visible 500 feet to the front. Bicycles must also be equipped with:
a. A crystal (white) reflector of at least three square inches, or six square inches of white reflective material facing forward and unobstructed when viewed from the front.
b. An amber reflector with a minimum of three square inches or 12 square inches of amber reflective material on each side facing outward.
c. Amber reflectors on both front and rear surfaces of all pedals.
d. A red reflector with a minimum of three square inches facing rearward and unobstructed when viewed from the rear.
e. For safety, bicyclists riding during darkness will wear light colored or reflective clothing to increase visibility.
f. Bicycle Helmets. All bicycle riders will wear properly fastened bicycle helmets while riding aboard MCBH. If walking a bicycle for long distances in military uniform, the rider should take off the helmet and put on the appropriate uniform cover. Any rider not wearing a helmet while riding will be issued a MOR. MPD will send a copy of the MOR to the active duty member's command and/or MCBH Base Inspector.
Q18. Is there any city bus that go to or on MCB Hawaii?
A18. Yes. Please check the city bus website http://www.thebus.org/ for routes and times.
A19. Yes, the Sand Bar will be available for access during the air show; however, there are restrictions for the waters surrounding Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (MCBH). Please see the Notice to Mariners for more information.
Q20. Are t-shirts for the air show available via ordering by mail?
A20. We fill mail orders for customers with proof of privilege (ID Cards). Contact the Customer Service Department at (808) 254-3890. An alternative number is Special Orders Department, which has a message machine at (808) 254-5817.
Q21. In 2007, on the Friday before the Blues on the Bay weekend there was performance for military personnel only. Will there be a similar opportunity in 2012 or is the Friday performance for schools only?
A21. Yes. Friday the 28th is a Military, schools and charity day. As with each day free and open to the public.
Q23. As a past attendee and purchaser of box seats at the 2007 Blues on the Bay airshow, I'm very excited to purchase box seats for my family, again. Is their any information available at this time on when it'll become available to purchase?
A23. Box seats are now available for purchase. Please visit the Seating page to view a seating diagram and to make a purchase.
A25. Yes we do as was done in 2010.
Please stay in the left lane on the H-3 and follow the directions to the handicapped parking. Please be prepared to make the first left hand turn once inside the base.
Please ensure you have your handicapped parking placard clearly visible.
A26. There are no shade directly over the box seats and grand stand seats that would limit the view of the flying acts during the air show. There are several limited in size shade tents directly behind the box seats and grand stand area for rest purposes.
A27. The aerobatic flying will be centered at "Showline" center.
A28. An ADA area will be available on the flight line near the Grandstands. This area is wheelchair accessible.
Q29. Who has access to the free ADA area?
A29. The ADA area is available to anyone with a handicap, or unable to physically sit in the bleachers or box seats (someone in a wheelchair ). ADA persons may bring in one personal assistant to the ADA section.
A30. Wheelchairs can access all seating areas. Special wheelchair seating in the grandstands is available, with paid admission, but limited to first-come, first-served. Grandstand seating is not reserved, so first-level seating cannot be guaranteed. One seat may be removed from a box of 20 box seats to provide space in that area.
A31. Yes, handicapped parking is available. If your vehicle has a handicapped windshield pass, you should enter the station through the H-3 Main Gate and follow the traffic flow up to Mokapu Road and left onto B Street. The Handicap parking will be on the right, beside the Air Traffic Tower. Please view the Parking Map for directions. Handicapped parking is limited and is available on first come first served basis.