2023 Air Show Program

The City of Monroe is pleased to announce the 2023 Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show featuring Tora! Tora! Tora! The Reenactment of Pearl Harbor will be held November 11 & 12 at Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (3900 Paul J Helms Drive).

Join us Veterans Day weekend for the most action-packed air show in the region as we honor the men and women who served in our U.S. Armed Forces.

This year’s air show will feature dozens of planes from the World War II era and beyond, most of which will be on display before the aerial portion of the show!


A special Veterans recognition program will take place at show center stage on Saturday.

“We are excited to once again bring history alive through our planes in the air and on the ground,” said show organizer Pete Hovanec. “Aside from honoring our Veterans, the Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show allows the significance of many of these forgotten pieces of aviation and US history to be shared across generations in a way that is respectful, fun and exciting.”  

The air show will also have 30+ vendors on site with food and drink options, along with military memorabilia, nonprofits and other vendors.

Full Performer Lineup:

Commemorative Air Force: Tora! Tora! Tora!
C-54D “Spirit of Freedom” (static only)
Chefpitts Airshows
Extreme Flight
The Chuters
Nanchang CJ-6
Pilatus P-3
SNJ-5/AT-6 ‘Texan’
T-28 Trojan
TP-40N Warhawk ‘American Dream’
P-51D Mustang ‘Quick Silver’
AH-1F Cobra
UH-1H Huey


Tickets at the gate cost $20 for adults, $15 for ages 12-18, and $5 for current and former military service men and women. Children under 12 are free. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

What to expect: 

Guests should arrive early as gates open at 9 a.m. with the aerial entertainment starting around noon.

Guests should bring folding chairs or blankets for seating.

Cameras are allowed. Drones are not allowed. 

The show goes on rain or shine.  

No outside food or drink, coolers, smoking, weapons, bicycles, scooters, roller blades, skateboards, or pets, with the exception of service dogs


Parking is free. Limited handicap parking is available near the airport; once the lot is full, it will become a drop-off and pick-up point. Buses will be available to shuttle patrons for both regular and handicap parking.

Helicopter Rides:

This year helicopter rides will be available for purchase in a UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra. Helicopter Ride Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

Hangar Dance (Saturday Night Only):

The annual Hangar Dance fundraising event hosted by Warriors and Warbirds features a 1940's themed dinner and dance after the air show on Saturday only. 

Join us and the band for hours of live music, dinner, drinks (beer and wine will be available with proper ID required), and FUN!

Doors open at 5 p.m. with Swing dance lessons by Charlotte Swing Dance. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. 

Admission: Pre-Sale $15/pp, $20/pp at the door, Kids 16 and under are free

Hangar Dance Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

More Details:

For full details visit our Warbirds Over Monroe Website.

Join the official Facebook event for the 2023 Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show.

If you have specific questions, please email