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MacDill AirFest

MacDill AirFest

MacDill Air Force Base
 28-30 MAR 2024
Commander:  Lt Col Francisco San Pedro




MacDill AFB has invited CAP to participate and assist with the AirFest 2024 airshow. The show is open to the public and includes an extensive ground display, vendors and an air show featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. The dates of the air show are 28 and 30 March 2024.

A brief description of the event follows to give the minimum information needed for registration. Please read the operations order for all details.


  • Support the USAF in static displays, communications, first aid and safety.

  • Develop teamwork throughout FLWG and USAF.

  • Provide a positive training environment for cadets that reinforce the core values of Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force, in order to further develop the cadets’ leadership and followership skills while performing community service and providing a first-hand experience in supporting the military at the airshow.

  • Promote aerospace education through interactive tours of USAF aircraft and exhibits.

  • Expose the cadets to elements of the incident command system through mentoring with command and general senior staff.

  • Further awareness of CAP in the community by staffing a recruitment booth and visibility at the airshow.

  • Have fun!


All Members

  • Current CAP member with CAP ID card

  • CPPT Training, if age 18 or over

  • Meet grooming and weight standards for uniforms.

Cadet Staff

  • ICUT certification

Senior Members

  • Level 1, with the new CPPT module

  • ICUT certification


  • $40 (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and activity T-Shirt.


  • REGISTRATION ENDS ON 10 Mar 2024 at 2359

  • Download and complete the CAPF 161 (Emergency Information).

  • Cadets will also download and complete the CAPF 60-81 (Application for Special Activity) with parent and squadron commander signatures.

  • Senior members will also download and complete the CAPF 17 (Application for Senior Member Activities)

  • Complete the online registration, form upload, and payment at the link in the menu. All members 16 and older must provide driver license information. This will be used to add members to the MacDill Entry Access List.

  • STAFF APPLICATIONS: - Senior members may contact the Activity Deputy Commander at anthony.rios@flwgcap.us

  • Link to registration: 2024 MacDill AirFest Registration


All CAP members must meet the grooming and weight standards prescribed for AF-style uniforms in Attachment 2 of CAPR 39-1. Standards for wear of AF-style uniform will be strictly enforced. Senior Members who do not meet the standards of wear for an Air Force style uniform for reasons of grooming or weight standards, may wear the CAP field uniform (blue BDU). 


STAFF MEMBERS (Cadet and Senior) will arrive at the MacDill campsite by 1400 on Thursday, 28 MAR for in-processing.

NON-STAFF PARTICIPANTS will arrive no earlier than 1600 but no later than 2000 on Thursday, 28 MAR in ABUs for pre-registration and uniform/grooming inspection at the central designated pick-up/drop-off staging area: the Target Store parking lot at the address below. 

Address: 3625 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611

Once processed through pre-inspection, Cadets will be transported to MacDill AFB to the camp location for in-processing. 

NOTE: Senior members and Cadets will NOT be allowed to proceed to participate in this activity unless they meet the proper uniform and grooming standards as prescribed in CAPR 39-1. 


Target shopping center parking lot Northwest corner of Gandy Blvd and Dale Mabry, 3625 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611


Out-processing and dismissal from the activity will be between 1700 and 1800 on Saturday, 30th March. Cadets will be transported to the designated pick-up/drop-off location; the Target Store parking lot at 3625 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611

NOTE: This is a weekend activity. All participants should arrange to arrive and depart on the dates and times noted above. Any exceptions to this must be cleared with the Project Officer and Cadet Commander. 


Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP.  Privately owned vehicles travel to or from such activity is performed strictly at the member’s own risk (reference CAPR 77-1, para 6c and CAPR 52-16, para 8-10) and is not under CAP direction and control.

Transportation during the activity will NOT be provided. Cadets will not operate motor vehicles (including golf carts) at the activity.


Access to MacDill AFB: CAP members who are participating in this activity who are licensed drivers and/or 16 years of age or older, must provide their Full name (Last, First, M.I.) and driver’s license number. The Driver’s License # will only be on base paperwork sent to base Security. Once the event is underway, access to the work site will be extremely limited, expect long delays. 

Privately owned or corporate vehicles will be allowed on base as long as the driver and ALL occupants are on the base access list, to enter MacDill AFB. Prior, prompt and complete registration is required. 

You will be turned away if not on the list. LATE ADDITIONS TO THE LIST WILL NOT BE MADE.

Transportation during the activity is provided by CAP on MacDill AFB. There is no requirement to exit or leave MacDill during the activity. All activities are confined to the base. 


Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday as well as dinner on Friday. All meals are prepared for CAP by the 927th ARW. No food will be provided on Thursday so please eat before arriving.


Forward all inquiries to:

Commander:    francisco.san.pedro@flwg.cap.gov
Deputy Commander:    anthony.rios@flwgcap.us
Admin:    teresa.beebe@flwgcap.us

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