The Blue Angels are scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the Air Force is bringing its F-22 and A-10 demonstration teams as well. The show will feature parachute jumps from the Navy Leap Frogs. Private pilots will show off their vintage and high-performance aircraft, including the Geico Skytypers flying SNJ-2s, Randy Ball flying a MiG-17F and the Goodyear Blimp.

The gates open at 8 a.m., but with an estimated 150,000 people expected to show up, lines start forming as early at 6. Bring water bottles and look for the many water fillup stations available because it gets pretty hot out on the flight line. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit will run special routes to the base every 15 minutes from Britton Plaza, 3944 S Dale Mabry Highway. HART will also run service every hour from the Westfield Brandon Mall to Marion Transit Center. AirFest runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. each day at MacDill Airforce Base, 8208 Hangar Loop Drive, Tampa.

Times photographer Luis Santana grabs the stick and does an aileron roll while Pilot John Klatt gives a thumbs up in the backseat 2000ft over Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft . LUIS SANTANA | Times
Times photographer Luis Santana grabs the stick and does an aileron roll while Pilot John Klatt gives a thumbs up in the backseat 2000ft over Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft . LUIS SANTANA | Times
Pilot John Klatt flies out of Macdill Airforce Base and towards Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft on Wednesday morning 05/09/18. Klatt will be a part of this weekends Tampa Bay AirFest 2018 being held at MacDill AFB in south Tampa. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Pilot John Klatt flies out of Macdill Airforce Base and towards Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft on Wednesday morning 05/09/18. Klatt will be a part of this weekends Tampa Bay AirFest 2018 being held at MacDill AFB in south Tampa. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Pilot John Klatt preforms a loop 2000ft over Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft on Wednesday morning 05/09/18. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Pilot John Klatt preforms a loop 2000ft over Riverview in his Extra 300L aircraft on Wednesday morning 05/09/18. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over downtown Tampa ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over MacDill Airforce base ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over MacDill Airforce base ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over MacDill Airforce base ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration over MacDill Airforce base ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
The Geico Skytypers fly a demonstration ahead of Tampa Bay AirFest on May 10, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The pilots fly the SNJ-2. The Skytypers are debuting a new show at this weekend's airshow. MONICA HERNDON | Times
An f-18 Hornet of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels is tended to by a crew member before the start of their practice flight during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
An f-18 Hornet of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels is tended to by a crew member before the start of their practice flight during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
An MQ-9 Reaper drone on display at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
An MQ-9 Reaper drone on display at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Scott Yoak waves after his performance at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Scott Yoak waves after his performance at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
An A-10 Thunderbolt does a simulated gun run during a capabilities demo at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
An A-10 Thunderbolt does a simulated gun run during a capabilities demo at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Guest walk through the cargo area of a C-5 rehearsal day of the MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Guest walk through the cargo area of a C-5 rehearsal day of the MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Michael Goulian performed in the Goodyear Extra 330C at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Michael Goulian performed in the Goodyear Extra 330C at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
A P-51 Mustang, F-22 Raptor, and an A-10 Thunderbolt performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
A P-51 Mustang, F-22 Raptor, and an A-10 Thunderbolt performs at MacDill Air Force Base during rehearsal day in front of an audience of military and their family members. MacDill Airfest 2018 will be opened to the public starting Saturday May, 12. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Sandbags are used to hold down the new Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Sandbags are used to hold down the new Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Goodyear senior pilot James Perdue, 42, of Boca Raton, gets ready for takeoff on Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Goodyear senior pilot James Perdue, 42, of Boca Raton, gets ready for takeoff on Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, flies over Tampa on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, flies over Tampa on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, flies over Tampa on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
Wingfoot One, the Goodyear Blimp, flies over Tampa on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. According to the Goodyear Blimp website, the new Wingfoot One model is not technically a blimp, but a semi-rigid airship and can fly up to 73 miles per hour. It is in town for this weekend's MacDill AirFest. ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times
People line up inside the belly of a C-17 cargo plane on display at the AirFest. Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
People line up inside the belly of a C-17 cargo plane on display at the AirFest. Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform their signature delta formation for the crowd of thousands at the MacDill AirFest. Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform their signature delta formation for the crowd of thousands at the MacDill AirFest. Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
People line up inside the belly of a C-17 cargo plane on display at the AirFest. Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
People line up inside the belly of a C-17 cargo plane on display at the AirFest. Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Grey skies did not stop tens of thousands of people from attending the MacDill Air Force Base 2018 AirFest as they watch the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Tens of thousands of people gather at MacDill Air Force Base for the 2018 AirFest starring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels #5 and #6 solo pilots perform daring aerobatics coming within feet of each other before pulling away to avoid collision during their world famous show. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels #5 and #6 solo pilots perform daring aerobatics coming within feet of each other before pulling away to avoid collision during their world famous show. LUIS SANTANA | Times