Our biggest aviation event of the year just got even bigger

Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 10AM to 3PM   
at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA

Explore innovations that have shaped the last century of flight, and the inventions that are changing the future at this one-of-a-kind event. Bringing together more aircraft and activities than ever before, this is the can't miss event of year. 

Free tickets are required for the outdoor fly-in. The outdoor fly-in is sold out.
The indoor activities are not ticketed. 

Two Ways to Explore Aviation, One Extraordinary Day Happening Outside: Innovations in Flight

See over 50 unique aircraft, flown in for one day only, at this annual event outside at the Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Explore the engineering and design innovations that have taken place during the last century of flight. Talk with pilots of vintage and modern aircraft, on display outside the Museum for one day only.

Tickets required - Sold Out

Happening Inside: Soar Together Family Day

Fun for the whole family is happening inside the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Check out unique activities, meet innovators in flight, and find out what's on the horizon for air travel. 

Tickets are not required for the indoor activities 

What to Expect


Tickets Required - Sold Out Innovations in Flight

Record breaking and history making pilots from across the United States are bringing their aircraft for you to check out in person. Get up in personal with the engine, climb into the cockpit, or simply marvel at it from the tarmac. 

Event Map


No Tickets Required Soar Together Family Day

Museum guests will explore the future of aviation through the lens of advanced air mobility (AAM), a new concept of air transportation that incorporates vertical takeoff and landing, automated systems, and electric propulsion systems to move people and cargo in non-traditional environments.

Event Map

Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

Accessible by car and public transportation

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151


Parking cost $15

Parking can be paid with credit or debit card. 

Arrival Tips

This is one of our most popular events. 

Please be aware of the high attendance and allow for additional time for parking and security screening. 

Inclement Weather

If there is severe inclement weather, the outside portion of the event will be cancelled. The inside portion of the day will continue as planned. Check back for updates. 

Shop the Pop Up Shop

Celebrate icons of aviation, including innovative airplanes in the National Air and Space Museum collection and the pioneering people that flew them with limited-edition merchandise from the Museum.

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Innovations in Flight is sponsored by United Airlines.

Soar Together is sponsored by Northrop Grumman.