The Wings Over Cannon Air Show is coming April 22, 2023! Our first airshow since 2018 will be free and open to the public, and gates open at 9:00 AM. Headlining the event is the Air Combat Command’s A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team. Our very own Air Commandos will highlight their capabilities during a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) consisting of the AC-130J Ghostrider, MC-130J Commando II, U-28A Draco, CV-22 Osprey, and Special Tactics Airmen. The airshow will also feature an entire hangar dedicated to STEM education featuring several displays and interactive activities, that will appeal to people of all ages.  Keep an eye on our social medias for more updates!

Wings Over Cannon Timeline

  • 9:00 AM: Main Gate open to the General Public
  • 10:30 AM: Weapons Load Crew Competition
  • 11:50 AM: Opening Ceremony with National Anthem
  • 12:00 PM: Aerial Performances Begin
    • Performers
    • Headliner: A-10 Demo Team & Heritage Flight with P-51
    • AFSOC Capabilities Exercise
      • AC-130J Ghostrider

      • U-28 Draco

      • CV-22 Osprey

      • MC-130J Commando II

      • 26th Special Tactics Squadron

    • MQ-9 Reaper
    • USAFA Aerobatic Glider Demo Team
    • KC-135 Demo/Flyover
    • B-1B Flyover
  • 2:00 PM: Aerial Performances End
  • 3:00 PM: Main Gate closes to inbound traffic
  • 5:00 PM: Main Gate Closes to general public, all of general public must be off base prior to 5:00PM

Static Displays

Access to the Airshow

For General Public (non-DoD ID Cardholders): The main gates open at 9:00AM to the general public. The General Public MUST enter through the main gate. Off of Highway 60/84, take the ramp onto Chindit Blvd to get to the main gate of Cannon Air Force Base. General Public will be directed by our Security Forces to ensure proper traffic flow from the gate to available parking on the flightline ramp. We recommend people carpool to help free up parking spaces. After parking and prior to entering the airshow grounds, all personnel will go through a security checkpoint manned by our Security Forces. All personnel will have to go through metal detectors and personal belongings will be subject to search to ensure everyone’s safety and security.  

For DoD ID Cardholders: On the day of the airshow, the right lane to the main gate will be reserved for DoD ID cardholders only. The Portales gate will also be open to DoD ID cardholders and is the recommended gate for cardholders to ease main gate traffic. Additionally, the airshow entry control point for all DoD ID cardholders will be next to the Cannon AFB Fire Department. The only off limit parking locations on the day of the Airshow will be the Cannon Fire Department, Security Forces, and Airfield Operations. 

FSS Events:

 For information about Cannon Thunder, VIP Seating and the Kid Zone, please go to: 

Airshow Display Map:



To see some Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Cannon AFB Fact Sheet


All media entities that are attending Wings Over Cannon must check in at the Public Affairs booth next to the Air Show Entry Control Point. Public Affairs will provide media kits, press badges, Air Show ground rules, and more. For any questions or concerns please contact Public Affairs at 575-784-4131 or 


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