Go Wheels Up!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fly my aircraft in?
Absolutely. While we are not a “fly-in” this year, you are welcome to fly your aircraft into KHYI to visit Go Wheels Up. For notams and ground procedures, please click here.
Can I bring my RV or travel trailer?
Yes! You can bring your RV or travel trailer to Go Wheels Up! We will have designated free parking, but please be advised of the following:
- No services will be provided
- Unlimited use of your generator is allowed
- NO DUMPING
- Please leave your parking area in at least as good a condition as you found it
- Overnight security will be onsite Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, but stay at your own risk. Go Wheels Up! Texas is not responsible for lost or stolen property
- To be eligible to stay, please fill out this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it with you to the event
Can I bring my golf cart?
While you will see golf carts on the festival grounds, these will be exclusively for our staff and volunteers. Use of personal golf carts is not allowed inside the boundaries of our event. If you travel with a golf cart, you may use your cart with extreme caution to get from your RV to the entry gate. We will provide designated parking near the entry gate.
If you have mobility issues, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Please email us at email@example.com and let us know you’re coming. We will do our best to make your visit fun and comfortable.
Can I bring my own chairs?
Absolutely! While there will be limited seating available in the VIP area, no seating will be provided for general admission. Feel free to bring a folding chair and find a comfy spot on the tarmac to watch the show.
Can I bring outside food or drinks?
Unfortunately, no. Other than water in unopened containers, which we’re allowing because of the time of year and the Texas heat that comes along with it, we cannot allow outside food or drink. There will be plenty of vendors on the field to accommodate and it is against the law for us to allow any outside alcoholic beverages onto the festival grounds.
Will there be alcohol served at the event?
Yes. Alcoholic beverages will be served at several bars located throughout the event space. Please drink responsibly.
How do I become a vendor at the event?
Yes, food, retail and exhibit space is now open for registration, however space is limited and running out fast. Please visit the vendor signup page to check availability and rates.
Are my tickets transferable?
Yes. If you buy tickets and are not able to attend, feel free to sell them or give them away. However, conversely, please only purchase from our website or someone you trust. There have been a lot of posts on our facebook page from people trying to sell illegitimate tickets by claiming they bought tickets but can’t go. This is a scam.
Is Go Wheels Up supporting any charities?
We’re glad you asked! Yes. Go Wheels Up is pledged to give a portion of net profits to three local charities: The San Marcos Youth Council, The San Marcos Education Foundation and the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.
Can I enter my car in the car show?
Yes you can! Please visit the registration page and follow the instructions there.
Can I display my plane at Go Wheels Up?
If you’d like to offer an aircraft for static display, please contact Clayton Corn at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you have in mind.
Can I fly in the airshow?
All of our airshow performers are professional pilots and contracted specifically for this event. If you qualify, please contact Clayton Corn at email@example.com with details. Our show this year is fully scheduled, but there may be space in subsequent years and we’d love to know what you do.
Why is the car show $100 to enter?
The simplest answer is that this isn’t an ordinary car show. What we are putting on the field is a high-energy, multi-day event that is very expensive to produce. We aren’t simply throwing up fencing and port-o-potties. We, as a company, produce high-level events. For your $100, you get $52 worth of GA admission tickets, two days of extraordinary entertainment, and you get to compete for some great prizes. We understand that we are more expensive than other car events in the area, but we fully believe that once you attend, you’ll ‘get it’ and want to come back year after year.
If I purchase a VIP ticket, can my kids come into the VIP area with me?
Of course! Kids can enter the VIP area with their parents at no additional charge. Kids 11 and under are free, 12-16 are $15 for the entire weekend.
Red Bull AirForce
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B-17 TEXAS RAIDERS
It has been 70 years since the last B-17 lifted into the air during WWII to join the largest air armada ever to fill the skies, but on Friday May 3 the four giant Wright-Cyclone engines of Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress will be roaring over San Marcos, TX. Of the 12,731 B-17s built across during WWII, only 9 are actively flying—including Texas Raiders, which is part of the Commemorative Air Force. One of the last flying examples of the famous aircraft arrives Friday May 3 in San Marcos to participate in the Go Wheels Up Airshow and Festival.
Re-live history and ride in the most awe-inspiring fighter of World War II. This unique in-the-air experience allows you to experience the sights and sounds, the smell and feel of what it was like to fly the P-51 Mustang. Your pilot will take you through it’s paces, and give you a running dialogue to help make the most of this historical experience.
Don’t miss this “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. It is a definite must for your bucket list.