Activities and Objectives

Kids' Zone

Children ages 3-12 can jump for joy in over 20 bounce houses. Children 42” and taller can climb over 2 inflatable obstacle courses and whiz down 2 giant slides in the G-Force Area.

Admission is $10 per child. Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parents must accompany their children at all times. Socks must be worn in the Kids' Zone. Socks will be available for purchase for $1 per pair in case you forget yours. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Coloring Banner
The MCAS Beaufort Air Show is more than just fun for the entire family. It is a chance for Beaufort and the surrounding cities and towns to interact with MCAS Beaufort; to learn the story behind the “noise”. It also provides an interactive place for children to be introduced to the aeronautics industry.

This year marks the introduction of the MCAS Beaufort Air Show Coloring Banner. In the spirit of encouraging children to come together to learn, play, and create, a 20’x6’ mural will be placed near the Kids’ Zone. We are encouraging parents to bring their children by and let them color and draw on the mural. The finished mural will be given to our sponsor, Centex, as a special thank you gift for making this activity possible.

Helicopter Rides
Take a ride in a UH-1H Huey and an AH-1F Cobra!

The Huey is a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. It was designed to transport troops and its first combat operation was during the Vietnam War.

The AH-1F Cobra is a two-blade, single engine attack helicopter that was designed to escort transport helicopters, such as the Huey, safely to the landing zone. Surplus AH-1 helicopters are used by the U.S. Forest Service to fight forest fires.

A ride in a UH-1H Huey is $85 for 6-8 mins.
A ride in an AH-1F Cobra is $350 for 8-10 mins or $550 for 12-15 mins.


Gavigan Homes




Marine Federal Credit Union

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Carolina Realty of the Lowcountry

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Fly Corps Aviation

CPM Federal Credit Union

Technical College of the Lowcountry


Rainbow Pure Clean Systems Beaufort

SERVPRO of Beaufort County

Reaching Milestones

Red Peg

Western Carolina University


USC Beaufort

Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties



104.9 The Surf

Bob 106.9

98.7 The River

Air Force Performance Lab

Army Adventure Semi

Customs and Border Protection

iHeart Radio

MCCS-SC Employment Booth

Navy STEM Tour

PSA Airlines

The objective of the MCAS Beaufort Air Show is to continue to enhance community relations with our neighboring communities. By opening our gates to the public and delivering a free, world-class Air Show to the Lowcountry, is just one way to extend our sincere thanks to the steadfast, Lowcountry citizens for their unfailing support to the Air Station year-round. It also allows us to continue to educate the community on the mission of Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort as a whole.

As a secondary objective, the MCAS Beaufort Air Show is an opportunity to showcase all branches of military service and provide the local community the opportunity to interact with their local recruiters and better understand the role the military plays in supporting the overall defense of our nation.