OCTOBER 11-13, 2024 | Forbes Field | Topeka, KS

Get your tickets to Thunder Over the Heartland Airshow Presented by CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Admission to the show requires purchase of a ticket while kids 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Parking is also required to be purchased in advance and is sold separately (except for Vaerus Jet Lounge members and chalet guests who have received premium parking passes).

To enhance the guest experience, the air show has a limited number of tickets available; this includes premium seating and parking options that can be purchased while supplies last.

General Admission

General Admission tickets admit ages 16+ for one day of the show (15 & under are free with accompanying adult).

PARKING MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY*

The General Admission area is situated in the heart of the action but does not include any reserve seating (seating is first come, first served) and BYO chairs are encouraged. Seating is limited each day and a GA ticket is only good for the day in which it is purchased.

OCT. 11 (Friday) – Evening Show

○ Gates open at 12 PM. Show begins at 3 PM with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds followed by all aerial displays, night
performances, and fireworks concluding at 8 PM.

OCT. 12 (Saturday) – Evening Show

Gates open at 12 PM. Show begins at 3 PM with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds followed by all aerial displays, night performances, and fireworks at 8 PM.

OCT. 13 (Sunday) – Afternoon Show

Gates open at 9 AM. Show begins at 12 PM with all daytime aerial displays, concluding with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Event closes at 5 PM.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Adult (16+)

Regular Price

$60

Current Discounted Price

Prices increase as additional tickets are sold. Access the ticketing platform to see current pricing.

Online launch price

(Limited Time – Limited Quantity)

$25

Pricing table, please reference description.

**Advance tickets will be significantly discounted but dynamic ticket pricing will be in effect and will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to selling out.

General Parking

General Parking allows guests a space to park on the airport within walking distance to the main entry gate. These spaces must be purchased in advance. A limited number will be available each day. Ticket will only be good for the day in which it’s purchased.

OCT. 11 (Friday) – Evening Show

OCT. 12 (Saturday) – Evening Show

OCT. 13 (Sunday) – Afternoon Show

*Air Show Admission MUST be purchased separately.

NOTE: All vehicles parking at the show will be required to obtain a parking pass online in advance. Because there is 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. No buses or RVs.

General Parking

ONE (1) VEHICLE

Regular Price

$35

Current Discounted Price

Prices increase as additional tickets are sold. Access the ticketing platform to see current pricing.

Online launch price

(Limited Time – Limited Quantity)

$15

Pricing table, please reference description.

**Advance tickets will be significantly discounted but dynamic ticket pricing will be in effect and will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to selling out.

THE FLIGHT DECK

The Flight Deck is a spacious, tented area designed for guests to enjoy shade, basic amenities, and have access to chairs for relaxation with up close views of the show.

PARKING MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY*

Ticket includes:

• General Admission to the show

• Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages

• Unreserved premium seating along the flightline

• Immersive announcer sound & music production

• Access to a tented shade area

• Access to nonpublic portable restrooms

Children four and under are free with a ticketed adult

Space is limited each day. Tickets will be good only for the day for which they are purchased.

The Flight Deck

ADULT (16+)

CHILD (5-15)

Regular Price

$85

$55

Current Discounted Price

Prices increase as additional tickets are sold. Access the ticketing platform to see current pricing.

Online launch price

(Limited Time – Limited Quantity)

$70

$40

Pricing table, please reference description.
**Advance tickets will be significantly discounted but dynamic ticket pricing will be in effect and will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to selling out.

THE THUNDER CLUB

Experience top-shelf air show hospitality by spending your day at The Thunder Club. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and aerial entertainment while attending the event in this premium spacious chalet. With show center views, a catered meal, and prime viewing along the flightline, be within the center of the action.

PARKING MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY*

Ticket includes:

 

• General Admission to the show

• Spacious tented shade area

• An outstanding catered dinner (Friday & Saturday) or lunch (Sunday)

• Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages

• Access to a cash bar (beer, wine, & seltzer)

• Premium seating along the flightline

• Immersive announcer sound & music production

• Access to air-conditioned, nonpublic portable restrooms

• Children four and under are free with a ticket adult

• Space is limited each day. Tickets will be good only for the day for which they are purchased.

The Thunder Club

Adult (16+)

Child (5-15)

Regular Price

$235

$185

Current Discounted Price

Prices increase as additional tickets are sold. Access the ticketing platform to see current pricing.

Online launch price

(Limited Time – Limited Quantity)

$195

$145

Pricing table, please reference description.
**Advance tickets will be significantly discounted but dynamic ticket pricing will be in effect and will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to selling out.

VAERUS JET LOUNGE

Enjoy our finest hospitality experience as a member of the Vaerus Jet Lounge. This spacious and comfortable chalet area is located adjacent to the air boss and show control (so you know it’s the best seat in the house). It provides the best available viewing from the comfort of a reserved six-person umbrella table.

Amenities include a catered buffet dinner (Friday & Saturday) or catered lunch (Sunday), from one of the area’s top caterers, premium bar service, access to air-conditioned non-public portable restrooms, and premium VIP parking adjacent from our special VIP entrance. The Vaerus Jet Lounge is ideal for entertaining your friends, family, clients, or special guests in true first-class style.

Membership Includes:

• General Admission to the show

• Spacious tented shade area

• A premium catered dinner (Friday & Saturday) or lunch (Sunday)

• Complimentary beverages and premium full-service bar

• Snacks, desserts, and ice cream available all day

• Premium, show center seating along the flightline

• Access to air-conditioned nonpublic portable restrooms

• Immersive announcer sound & music production

• Includes right of first refusal for membership renewal for next air show

• Includes: On-site Premium Parking (2 parking passes per table) adjacent to VIP gate entrance.

 

Membership quantity will be limited each day. Tickets will be good only for the day for which it is purchased. Your contribution to become a member of the Vaerus Jet Lounge provides you with guest benefits as well as sponsorship support of the air show. All members will receive special recognition for their support.

Vaerus Jet Lounge Membership: $1,800 per table/per day or $4,600 per table for all three days.

 

Members will receive their receipt upon purchase and will be mailed their membership kit, including lanyards with credentials, parking passes, and instructions approximately one month prior to the show. For questions, please contact us at info@heartlandairshow.com

SPOTTER’S AREA

Aviation geeks unite! Thunder Over the Heartland is proud to present the finest air show spotter’s package in North America. Enjoy a fully dedicated and exclusive photography area with an unobstructed view of the aerobatic box as well as the hot pit staging area. This exclusive environment is access controlled and will include tables and electricity for your camera gear along with private portable restrooms. With the sun setting to your back, Thunder Over the Heartland is expected to be one of the most beautiful air shows this year and the Spotter’s Area is a must for any aviation photographer or true air show enthusiast.

PARKING MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY*

Ticket includes:

• General Admission to the show

• A spacious area dedicated for aviation photography with unobstructed views of the aerobatic box and hot pit area.

• Tables and electricity for your camera gear

• Access to nonpublic portable restrooms

• Enjoy extended stay and access on-site

* Friday & Saturday post-event night engine runs scheduled

* Sunday post-event departures of many participating aircraft

• Thunder Over the Heartland commemorative 2024 aircrew patch (daily spotter tickets or mega spotter package only)

Space is limited each day. Tickets will be good only for the day for which they are purchased.

Spotter’s Area

DAILY (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

MEGA SPOTTER PACKAGE (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

ARRIVAL DAY (THURS ADD ON)

Regular Price

$175

$450

$45

Current Discounted Price

Prices increase as additional tickets are sold. Access the ticketing platform to see current pricing.

Online launch price

(Limited Time – Limited Quantity)

$125

$315

$30

Pricing table, please reference description.
**Advance tickets will be significantly discounted but dynamic ticket pricing will be in effect and will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to selling out.