Frequently Asked Questions




Thank you for your interest in the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing.  The following important information is to assist your planning and preparation for your time at the event.



To minimize imposition, it is recommended that Air Show patrons bring only necessary items on their person and limit the size and contents of carry-in items to those that are essential. Air Show concession stands feature a wide variety of food and beverage options for your enjoyment and convenience.


The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation governed by volunteers. It is necessary for the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo to charge admission in order to offset the substantial costs associated with producing the event, including support services for all personnel and aircraft that participate in the event.  Donations received by Spirit of St. Louis Air Show are used to produce the event. It is also noteworthy that the production on Air Show days is implemented by up to five hundred volunteers who contribute their time and energy to ensure success of the Air Show.

The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show provides no-cost display space to area military recruiting commands so they may have a presence at the event and articulate the opportunities available in today’s armed forces.

The Air Show also distributes approximately 1,000 complimentary tickets to veteran organizations for use at their discretion.

A world class STEM and aviation event enjoyed by generations has been a part of our city’s heritage for many years.  An important component of that longevity has been that the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo meet its mandate to be financially self-sufficient.