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What Can't I Bring to AirFest

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security standards will be in-effect for entrants to Tampa Bay AirFest.  Please take note of the prohibited items listed below. Prohibited items will be confiscated and/or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate.  All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces personnel.


  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray.
  • Firearms of any type
  • Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers
  • RC aircraft & drones
  • Flammable items and Fireworks
  • Pets (service animals ONLY, no emotional support animals)
  • Spray paint and silly string
  • Outside food (except small snacks)
  • Coolers
  • Grills
  • Umbrellas
  • Glass containers or bottles
  • Liquid without factory seal intact (baby bottles are exempt)
  • Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners
  • Alcohol and illegal drugs
  • Possession and use of Marijuana or CBD oil is illegal on MacDill Air Force Base or any federal installation. This includes both recreational and medicinal.
  • Skateboards, scooters, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
  • Excessively large items and bags (the only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses, and small camera bags) Clear bags are recommended.
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