KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM ― The Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta, May 18, featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds, will offer on-base parking and free shuttles from base parking to the event.
Shuttle bus service from the designated parking lots will run continuously 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Air Show entrance. Guests without a base (DoD/DOE) ID card must enter through the Eubank Gate. There will also be open parking spots south of the VA/Kirtland hospital near Bullhead Park. The shuttle bus service to the event will be unavailable after 2:30 p.m., though the return shuttle bus service is available all day.
People with handicap parking placards may enter through the Kirtland (Contractor’s) Gate, where they will be directed to handicap parking near the airfield.
Ridesharing services, including Uber and Lyft, will take riders directly through the Truman to the Air Show event site. People can also be picked up in the same area when they are ready to depart. Also, only DoD/DOE ID card holders may enter through the Truman Gate. Upon entry, drivers will be directed to the designated parking area.
Gibson Gate will remain open for normal operations — for non-Air Show base access to all other facilities.
For additional and updated information, visit the Kirtland Facebook Event site at www.facebook.com/KirtlandAirForceBase. Video PSAs and more information are also available on the Kirtland event website.