100 Years on Target!

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show

Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2023

Come with family and friends and spend a great day packed with spectacular displays at the nation's premier strategic bomber base.

Admission & Parking are FREE!

Blue Angels

Schedule

• March 25 and March 26.
• Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
• Show Starts at 11:00 a.m.
• Show ends at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Parking

Free, on-base parking on the flight line to view the show.
No overnight parking permitted.

Security

No weapons allowed. Vehicles and persons are subject to search.

Food / Drink

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Grills and cooking devices are not permitted. No glass bottles.

US Navy Blue Angels

Our team consists of 154 world-class, active-duty Sailors and Marines, each one bringing experience and expertise from their service in the fleet. We are honored to serve as the representatives of the more than 800,000 active-duty, reserve, and civilian men and women currently serving worldwide.

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Red Bull Aviation

The Red Bull Air Force is a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced aviation experts on the planet. They specialize in highly coordinated aerial jump demonstrations and continually push the limits of human flight.

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Rob Holland

Now in his 18th year as a full-time airshow pilot, Rob has distinguished himself by blazing a trail of innovation, developing maneuvers never before seen at airshows. “One of my goals is to take aerobatics to the next level,” Rob explains. 

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Virtual Aircraft Tours

Starbase STEM Zone has created a series of virtual aircraft tours for this year's air show. "Igniting A Passion For Learning" by reviewing these tours in place of our usual static displays.

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The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show is organized and hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force Base with the support of the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council.


Held for the first time in 1933, the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show is a full-weekend spectacular featuring displays of the latest, as well as historic, military and civilian aircraft and other related performers.

The Barksdale Defender of Liberty Air & Space Show serves to enhance public awareness of U.S. Air Force capabilities and the Barksdale AFB mission through static displays and aerobatic performances. Likewise, it allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase Louisiana as the home of the B-52, pay tribute to service members,  and support the recruiting arm of the United States Armed Forces.

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show

For any inquiries, please contact us at: Public Affairs Division, 2d Bomb Wing (AFGSC), 109 Barksdale Blvd West Suite 209, Barksdale AFB LA 71110-2270

Office: (318) 456-1015
Email: 2BW.PA@us.af.mil Military Affairs Council Communications

This website is operated exclusively by the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council.
No Federal endorsement is intended.