All Air Force aerial participation in any event requires higher, multiple level approvals to determine the appropriateness of an event for Air Force involvement, while operational approval covers mission-related issues.
To request event approval, visit www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil
to complete the DD Form 2535, Request for Military Aerial Support, with as much lead time as possible (usually a minimum of 45 days), before any Air Force asset can participate in your events.
The approval authority will evaluate the information provided in the DD Form 2535 to determine the eligibility of the event.
If you are a civilian sponsor seeking aviation support such as flyovers or other demonstrations for public events that directly support commemorations of patriotic holidays, you are still required to submit a DD Form 2535.
Forms received within 14 days of an event are generally not considered for support.
DD Form 2535 - Aviation Support
DD Form 2536 - Non-Aviation Support
This form is used to request all Armed Forces musical unit, troop, Color/Honor Guard, and/or exhibit/equipment participation in public events.