2012 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show presented by McAlister's Deli Spectator Guidelines
We are happy to have you, your friends and your family as our guests here at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. We will do everything to ensure that your air show experience is safe and enjoyable, and every effort will be made to minimize delays in entering and leaving the air show.
We ask for your cooperation in keeping potentially dangerous items safely outside the flight line gates. At the entry points to the air show flight line, all bags will have the potential to be quickly inspected and all individuals are subject to search prior to entering the air show flight line.
Upon arrival to the entrance lines, large bags/backpacks, large ice chests and coolers will not be permitted. It is recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce the inspection time prior to access into the flight line area. There will be a First Aid tent with medics on site in case an emergency were to occur, along with a Lost Parents tent. Also, to ensure safety for your children, you are eligible to receive a McAlister's Deli coupon for each child registered at the "Lost Parents" Tent during the event weekend! Please download the site map for an exact location of these tents which can be found under the General Info tab at www.tuscaloosaregionalairshow.com.
• Unattended bags and packages will be removed from the premises
• Sun protection, including hat, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and sun screen are
• Water will be available for sale throughout the Air Show area
• Wear comfortable footgear; the flight line is paved and you may walk long distances
Smoking is not permitted near aircraft or in hangars, including the Air Show Expo and static display area.
Motorcyclists are encouraged to wear helmets, reflective vests and long sleeves.
The National Safety Council believes that defensive driving applies to people who push bike pedals as well as to those who push gas pedals:
• Obey traffic rules. Cyclists must follow the same rules as vehicle drivers.
• Know your bike's capabilities.
• Ride in single file with traffic, not against it. Bicycling two abreast can be dangerous.
Stay as far right on the pavement as possible, watching for opening car doors, sewer
gratings, soft shoulders, broken glass and other debris. Keep a safe distance from
the vehicle ahead.
• Make safe turns and cross intersections with care. Signal turns half a block before the
intersection, using the correct hand signals (left arm straight out for left turn; left
forearm up for right turn).
• Never hitch on cars.
• Before riding into traffic, stop, look left, right, left again, and over your shoulder.
• During the day or when visibility is good, wear bright/light clothing. At night or when
visibility is poor, wear reflective clothing.
• Make sure the bicycle has the right safety equipment, a red rear reflector and white
front reflector; a red or colorless spoke reflector on the front wheel; pedal reflectors; a
horn or bell; a light; and a rear-view mirror.
Use your head: Wear a helmet. Head injuries cause about 75 percent of all bicycling fatalities. The first body part to fly forward in a collision is usually the head, and with nothing but skin and bone to protect the brain from injury, the results can be disastrous. Look for helmets with approval stickers from Snell Foundation or American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
Certified Stamp - ASTM F1447 & ANSI Z90.4 - Safety Tested Standards
It is clear that taking precautions in traffic and wearing protective equipment are a cyclist's best shields against accidents.
The following items will not be permitted on the flight line and are subject to confiscation:
• Weapons (regardless of permit) including firearms, knives (including pocket knives
and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray or stun guns
• Food and beverages, including non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, unless purchased from approved vendors
• Ice chests or coolers
• Pets, other than service animals
• Glass containers
• Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, (kick and electric) scooters or skateboards
• Backpacks/Bags larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (standard backpacks)
The following items are permitted on the flight line. All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce access time into the flight line area.
• Children's wagons (non-motorized)
• Standard backpacks
• PCS/cellular phones, pagers and FRS transceivers
• Handheld portable televisions, radios and VHF scanners
• Fanny packs and purses, or bags 8 1/2 x 11 inches or smaller
• Cameras and camcorders
• Folding chairs and lawn chairs
• Hand held umbrellas
• Strollers and wheelchairs
• Baby diaper bags and strollers, if attending with an infant or small child (Stroller
parking is available in a designated area behind the grandstands. Strollers are not
permitted in the grandstand seating area.)