PLEASE NOTE ENTRY & EXIT TIMES AND LOCATIONS !


ADVICE, GUIDANCE, AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, DESIGNED TO MAKE YOUR WORLD WAR II WEEKEND EXPERIENCE EASIER, SAFER, AND MORE ENJOYABLE.
 

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 DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOW

•   SEE THE DRIVING DIRECTIONS & MAPS PAGE YOU'LL FIND DETAILED DIRECTIONS FROM VARIOUS CITIES AS WELL AS A SET OF MAPS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE DIRECTLY TO THE WORLD WAR II WEEKEND PARKING LOTS FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE.

•   PENNDOT ELECTRONIC SIGNS WILL DIRECT YOU ON RT222 AND RT422.    NOTE:  DO NOT GET ON BUSINESS ROUTE 222!  THE AIRPORT IS NOT IN DOWNTOWN READING!


 PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUSES

•   VOLUNTEER TRAFFIC MARSHALS WILL BE POSTED ON ROUTE 183.  THEY WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE SHOW PARKING LOTS, ALL OF WHICH ARE SERVICED BY SHUTTLE BUSES.  PLEASE KEEP MOVING AND DO NOT STOP TO ASK QUESTIONS, AS THIS WILL ONLY SLOW THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC.

•   YOU MAY BE DIRECTED TO REMOTE PARKING AREAS IN CASES OF MUDDY CONDITIONS OR HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME.   PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF FIRE, POLICE, AND PARKING PERSONNEL TO A PARKING PLACE.

•   PLEASE READ ALL SIGNS POSTED ALONG ENTRY ROUTES.  TRAFFIC MAY TEMPORARILY FLOW ONE WAY ONLY.

•   THERE IS A DESIGNATED LOT FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING.   PLEASE HAVE YOUR HANDICAPPED SIGN VISIBLE, HANGING FROM YOUR MIRROR.  HOWEVER, IF HANDICAPPED PASSENGERS ARE ABLE TO CLIMB ONTO A BUS, THEY WILL GET THE BEST SERVICE BY PARKING IN OUR REGULAR LOTS.  THE SHUTTLE BUS WILL DROP YOU OFF RIGHT AT THE GATE WHERE YOU CAN GET A MOBILITY SCOOTER.

•   THE MUSEUM PARKING LOT IS RESERVED FOR STAFF AND PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED SPECIAL GUESTS WITH PASSES, ONLY.

•   PARKING LOT BUS STOPS  ARE MARKED WITH BLUE FLAGS.   BUSES STOP ONLY AT THESE MARKED BUS STOPS.  PLEASE DON'T ATTEMPT TO FLAG DOWN THE BUSES - THEY WILL ONLY PICK UP AT THE DESIGNATED STOPS, MARKED BY SIGNS OR BLUE FLAGS. 

•   SEPARATE BUS LOOPS WILL BE USED ON SATURDAY.  PLEASE EXIT THE SHOW FROM THE SAME GATE THAT YOU ENTERED TO ASSURE YOU GET ON THE RIGHT BUS.    CONFIRM YOUR PARKING LOT NAME AND NUMBER BEFORE BOARDING THE BUS.    ** NOTE: ALL BUSES GO TO ALL LOTS ON FRIDAY AND SUNDAY.

•   STROLLERS AND WHEELCHAIRS SHOULD BE READY TO FOLD BEFORE GETTING TO THE SHUTTLE BUS, TO AVOID DELAY.

•   SHUTTLES WILL RUN CONSTANTLY BETWEEN THE PARKING AREAS AND THE GATES.  A SHORT WAIT SHOULD BE EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK IN-FLOW AND OUT-FLOW PERIODS.

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 ILLEGALLY OR IMPROPERLY PARKED VEHICLES BLOCKING TRAFFIC IN LOTS OR ON THE STREET MAY BE TOWED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE TO KEEP TRAFFIC FLOWING SMOOTHLY.  NOTE THAT ALL PARKING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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 NO CAMPING IS ALLOWED IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE AIRPORT DUE TO LOCAL LAWS.


SPEED YOUR ENTRY INTO THE SHOW

•   HAVE YOUR ADMISSION MONEY OR TICKETS READY UPON ARRIVAL AT THE GATE.   ADULTS: $25,  CHILDREN 6-12: $12, UNDER 6: FREE.  3-DAY PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY AT THE GATE FOR $70.00. 

•   GATES OPEN EACH DAY AT 8:30 AM.  THE PUBLIC WILL NOT BE ADMITTED BEFORE THIS TIME.

•   PETS COOLERS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED THROUGH THE GATES.


                                            

PLEASE NOTE ENTRY & EXIT TIMES AND LOCATIONS!

•   NO PERSONAL MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED ON THE SHOW GROUNDS EXCEPT TRADITIONAL HANDICAPPED SCOOTER CARS.

ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...

•   THE MAIN ADMISSION GATES (THE FRENCH VILLAGE GATES AND THE #5 RAMP GATE) WILL CLOSE FOR ADMISSIONS AT 5:30 PM.   ADMISSION AFTER 5:30 PM FOR THE DINNER AND DANCE WILL ONLY BE THROUGH THE MUSEUM GATE LOCATED BETWEEN THE MUSEUM OFFICE AND THE MAIN HANGAR.

•   ADMISSION FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 WILL BE $10.

•   PUBLIC ADMISSION WILL CLOSE AT 7:30 PM.  ADMISSION AFTER THAT TIME WILL ONLY BE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH EVENT WRISTBANDS AND/OR HAND STAMPS FROM PRIOR ADMISSION.


 PLAN YOUR EXIT FROM THE SHOW

•   PLAN YOUR DEPARTURE TO AVOID THE LONGEST LINES AT THE END OF THE DAY - THESE ARE TYPICALLY AROUND 3:30 TO 5:30 PM .

•   INSTEAD OF "HURRY UP AND WAIT" GET A BITE TO EAT, TAKE A LEISURELY LOOK AT THE FRENCH VILLAGE, THE CAMPS,  OR THAT SPECIAL AIRCRAFT.  THIS IS MUCH MORE PLEASURABLE THAN A LONG, BORING WAIT IN A BUS LINE, FOLLOWED BY AN AGGRAVATING TRAFFIC JAM ON THE HIGHWAY.

•   THE VERY BEST WAY TO AVOID THE EXIT RUSH ON  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING IS TO STAY AND ENJOY PART OR ALL OF THE LIVE DANCE BAND, FREE OF CHARGE, THEN LEAVE IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING.

•   SEPARATE BUS LOOPS WILL BE USED ON SATURDAY.  AS NOTED EARLIER, DURING THE HOURS OF 8:30AM AND 6:30PM, PLEASE EXIT THE SHOW FROM THE SAME GATE THAT YOU ENTERED TO ASSURE YOU GET ON THE RIGHT BUS.  ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY YOU MAY ALSO EXIT FROM THE FLEA MARKET GATE UNTIL 6:30PM.

•   AFTER 6:30PM AND AFTER THE HANGAR DANCE, YOU MUST EXIT THROUGH THE MUSEUM GATE ADJACENT TO THE HANGAR TO CATCH SHUTTLE BUSSES TO ALL LOTS.   ALL OTHER EXITS WILL BE CLOSED.


  DRESS FOR THE WEATHER   

•   THERE WAS NO AIR CONDITIONING IN 1944, AND SHADE IS  LIMITED.  EXPECT TO DO A GOOD BIT OF WALKING TO SEE THE ENTIRE SHOW FIELD.   DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN AND PERHAPS AN UMBRELLA!   THE SHOW WILL GO ON, REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER.  SORRY, NO REFUNDS.  HERE IS THE LOCAL READING WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS.

•   WHILE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COMFORT, FEEL FREE TO BRING ALONG YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS .


 SECURITY  

•   DUE TO CURRENT AIRPORT SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, ALL PERSONS AND PARCELS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH.


 WEAPONS  

•   FIREARMS AND WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ARE SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED FROM BEING BROUGHT ONTO THE EVENT GROUNDS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND WILL BE CONFISCATED BY SECURITY PERSONNEL AT THE ADMISSIONS GATE.   (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PRE-REGISTERED RE-ENACTOR GROUPS.  SEE THE FOLLOWING SECTION)


 MOBILITY ASSISTANCE  

•   NEED A LITTLE HELP GETTING AROUND THE SHOW GROUNDS?   D&R MOBILITY CAN FIX YOU UP.  CHECK IN AT THEIR BOOTH AT GATE#5, THE RAMP GATE, AND YOU MAY RENT SINGLE AND DOUBLE STROLLERS, WAGONS, WHEELCHAIRS, AND EVEN POWER CHAIRS.  CLICK HERE FOR PRICES AND DETAILS.


  MEETING SOMEONE AT THE SHOW? 

•   DUE TO WEATHER, TIME OF DAY, TRAFFIC, AND OTHER FACTORS, YOU MAY NOT ARRIVE AT THE SAME GATE AS YOUR FRIENDS.  IT IS BEST TO MEET SOMEWHERE INSIDE THE SHOW - IN FRONT OF THE MAIN HANGAR IS A GOOD LANDMARK.

•   THIS MAP OF THE SHOW LAYOUT  SHOULD HELP YOU ARRANGE YOUR RENDEZVOUS, OR JUST FIND YOUR WAY AROUND.  IT'S IN ADOBE PDF FORMAT SO YOU CAN EASILY PRINT IT OUT TO BRING ALONG.

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  FLY-IN INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE PILOTS

•   CLICK HERE TO ACCESS COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION FOR PILOTS FLYING TO THE SHOW. 


  PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH

•   DO NOT TOUCH OR CLIMB ON AIRCRAFT OR VEHICLES, OR HANDLE ANY OF THE DISPLAYS WITHOUT ASKING!  

•   MANY RE-ENACTORS GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO PROVIDE THE MOST HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND  REALISTIC REENACTMENT POSSIBLE. MANY OF THE ITEMS ARE FRAGILE OR IRREPLACEABLE. 

•   TAKE CARE IN AND AROUND DISPLAYS, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.


  NO SMOKING!  

•   STATING THE OBVIOUS, 100 OCTANE AVIATION FUEL AND FLAMES ARE AN EXTREMELY EXPLOSIVE COMBINATION!  THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE RAMP AND DISPLAY AREAS OR IN THE MUSEUM HANGAR AND BUILDINGS.

•   THERE IS A CLEARLY MARKED, DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA AROUND THE LEFT FRONT CORNER OF THE MAIN HANGAR, OUTSIDE THE GLASS DOORS.  PLEASE RESTRICT YOUR SMOKING TO THIS AREA, ONLY!


ENTRANCE FOR THE DINNER AND DANCE

•   ADMISSION AFTER 5:30 pm FOR THE DINNER AND DANCE WILL ONLY BE THROUGH THE MUSEUM GATE LOCATED BETWEEN THE MUSEUM OFFICE AND THE MAIN HANGAR.

•   THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE MAIN SHOW, BUT WHO ARE COMING FOR THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY DINNERS AND DANCES, ONLY, WILL BE ADMITTED NO SOONER THAN 5:30 PM.   ADMISSIONS GATES WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 7:30 PM FOR ANY NEW ARRIVALS.

•   EACH PERSON ENTERING JUST FOR THE MEAL OR DANCE MUST PURCHASE AN EVENING ENTERTAINMENT TICKET, OR PRESENT A REGULAR WWII WEEKEND SHOW TICKET FOR THAT DAY.

•   HEADS UP:  DINNER TICKETS ARE SOLD IN ADVANCE ONLY.  EVENING ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE BETWEEN 5:30 AND 7:00 PM.


  PURCHASES  

•   THERE IS A LOT OF WONDERFUL MERCHANDISE, MEMORABILIA, AND "MILITARIA" FOR SALE, NOT TO MENTION ALL THE TASTY FOOD ON OFFER. 

•   WHILE MANY VENDORS DO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS, SOME MAY NOT ACCEPT DEBIT CARDS.  WE PROMISE EVERYONE TAKES GREENBACKS, THOUGH, AND IT WON'T COST YOU ANY RATION COUPONS! 

•   IF YOU RUN OUT OF YANKEE DOLLARS, THERE WILL BE TWO ATM MACHINES TO REPLENISH YOUR SUPPLY.


 COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM 

•   DON'T FORGET YOUR COPY OF THIS INFORMATIVE  COLLECTOR'S ITEM - STILL ONLY $6.00, AVAILABLE AT THE GATE OR THE PX TENT.


  SOUVENIR WW II WEEKEND TEE-SHIRT

•   ORDER YOUR  SHOW TEE-SHIRT WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS , OR PICK ONE UP AT AT THE MAAM PX TENT ON THE FIELD.


  LODGING AND OFF-FIELD DINING 

•   HERE IS A LIST OF MAAM RECOMMENDED HOTELS.  ALSO, PLEASE SEE OUR VISITING THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM PAGE FOR INFORMATION AND LINKS TO ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA.


 ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR RE-ENACTORS & VEHICLES
  • THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM'S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND POLICY IS THAT ALL RE-ENACTORS MUST BE LISTED AS A PARTICIPANT OF A PRE-REGISTERED RE-ENACTMENT GROUP PROCESSED BY MAAM.
     
  • AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A MEMBER OF A PRE-REGISTERED RE-ENACTMENT GROUP, BUT NOT ON THAT GROUP'S PRE-REGISTERED LIST FOR THE EVENT, MUST PAY THE ADMISSION FEE TO ENTER. 
     
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE WEARING PROPERLY SECURED WRISTBANDS FOR ENTRANCE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SHOW.   RE-ENACTORS WILL BE ABLE TO REENTER AFTER THE 7:30 PM GENERAL PUBLIC CURFEW IF THEY ARE WEARING THEIR WRISTBANDS.
     
  • RE-ENACTORS MUST ENTER AND EXIT THROUGH GATE #5, ONLY.   EXCEPTION:  HANDICAPPED RE-ENACTORS, REGISTERED AS SUCH, AND IN POSSESSION OF THE AUTHORIZING REGISTRATION LETTER MAY USE THE FRENCH VILLAGE GATE.
     
  • ALL REGISTERED RE-ENACTORS MUST BE IN THEIR PERIOD UNIFORM/PERIOD DRESS FOR ENTRY ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY DURING SHOW HOURS.
     
  • MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO CHOOSE TO DRESS IN PERIOD MILITARY OR CIVILIAN ATTIRE ARE WELCOME AT THE EVENT, HOWEVER AN ADMISSIONS TICKET OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.  PLEASE NOTE THE PROHIBITION ON WEAPONS, ABOVE.
     
  • ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED THROUGH A PARTICIPATING RE-ENACTOR GROUP, OR OTHER PARTICIPATING GROUP.  THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM CANNOT ALLOW VEHICLES BELONGING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE EVENT.   THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR VEHICLES IS MAY 1ST.

  INQUIRIES 

•  DIDN'T FIND THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION?  WELL, IF YOU LOOK AROUND AT THE VARIOUS OTHER PAGES OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM WORLD WAR II WEEKEND WEBSITE BY USING THE BOMB LINKS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WORLD WAR II WEEKEND FRONT PAGE, OR THE WORLD WAR II WEEKEND SITE MAP, YOU PROBABLY WILL.  IF NOT, YOU CAN CALL THE MUSEUM AT (610) 372-7333 DURING BUSINESS HOURS, 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM, OR SEND US AN E-MAIL
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 PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT AS SHOW TIME DRAWS NEAR IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO CATCH UP WITH E-MAILS.  ALSO, THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY DURING THE SHOW WEEKEND AND THE PHONE WILL NOT BE MANNED.  NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY.
•   YOU MAY ALSO OBTAIN WWII WEEKEND SHOW INFORMATION FROM THE GREATER READING CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.  THEY WILL BE MOST HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH DIRECTIONS, A VISITORS GUIDE, HOTEL INFORMATION, AND MAP BASIC INFORMATION.   THE VISITOR'S CENTER PHONE NUMBER IS 610-375-4085 OR 1-800-443-6610.  OR YOU CAN E-MAIL THEM AT INFO@READINGBERKSPA.COM


  The staff and members of the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, visiting aircrews, re-enactors, and the many volunteers who help make the show ‘THE BEST WORLD WAR TWO SHOW, BAR NONE!'  thank you for your support, and hope you enjoy the show!

WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER TUNE?   TAKE IT EASY, MAC!