June 14-16, 2024

RickenBacker International Airport Columbus, Ohio

Parking and Traffic Directions


All vehicles parking at the show will be required to obtain a paid parking pass online in advance.

Because there is a limited capacity for parking and traffic ingress/egress, once all parking passes have been reserved, no additional parking will be available. Parking passes will not be available for purchase at the gate.  Those vehicles arriving without a parking pass will not be admitted.

General Parking assures guests a space at the airport within walking distance of the Air Show Main Entry Gate. These spaces must be purchased in advance. A limited number will be available each day. No busses or RV’s. Ticket will be good only for the day for which it is purchased (Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, or Sunday, June 16).

VIP parking passes will be provided to guests in the Rickenbacker Club and to Corporate Chalet owners to provide to their guests.  VIP parking will be adjacent to the VIP Gate Entrance.

A limited number of handicap parking spaces will be available first come, first served within the General Parking and VIP Parking lots.  Handicap parking will require the guest to have an air show parking pass along with a handicap placard or plate.


Expect increased traffic each day of the Air Show with the heaviest traffic surge for outbound traffic between 3:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Franklin County Sherriff’s Office has worked with the Air Show to develop traffic plans and will have several officers helping direct traffic at intersections along Alum Creek Dr./Rickenbacker Parkway and other key intersections. Officers will also be roving to ensure that vehicles do not stop illegally along the roadway.

All roads will remain open, but some routes may have only one lane in one direction.

You can enter the airport’s address (2241 John Circle Dr, Columbus, OH 43217) into your GPS for initial directions, but you will need to follow signage and parking attendants’ directions upon arrival to the show to be directed to your appropriate parking lot.

Departing traffic will be routed away from the show to provide the quickest route away from the airport.  Be advised that the initial direction you are taken may not be the same direction from which you entered.

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