If your quesion relates specifically to the 552nd Air Control Wing, please see the questions below.  If you have a question which is not addressed here, you may find the answer by visiting the Questions page of Air Combat Control, or the Questions page of Air Force Link.  For general military questions, please refer to the Department of Defense's FAQs page


Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support Program. This online capability was developed to provide active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard operators and unit schedulers a near real-time capability to check which public events have been determined eligible by Air Force Public Affairs at the Pentagon, as well as those approved at the major command level, for potential operational support. The site also provides complete request procedures for military and non-military requestors, and is the single location to determine if a public event has been deemed eligible for support. An event eligible for support may not necessarily be supported, as flying units must carefully balance their real-world operations and training requirements with public affairs aviation event requests.

Please follow the steps below to ensure a smooth and timely process.

It is recommended to start the process at least 3 - 6 months prior to the event. 

Questions may be directed to: USAF Aerial Events, 1690 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1690 Voice: (703) 695-9664 or 695-9776 Fax (703) 693-9601


STEP 1: Go to USAF Aerial Events Web site, click NEW REQUEST and fill out the DD2535 form.

Note: Print instructions, complete DD2535 form by entering information as prompted.

Note: We recommend having 2 names and their contact information in-hand before starting.

STEP 2: Fax the form to the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office at Fax: (703) 693-9601. Your event will be reviewed. If approved, SAF/PA will send you an approval e-mail. This is the e-mail Tinker AFB needs before forwarding to scheduling to request a volunteer for a flyover.

STEP 3: Forward the approved e-mail to the 72nd Public Affairs office; E-mail:

Please note, this does not guarantee a flyover, it does get you listed on our volunteer board. Requests must be received in our office NLT 3 weeks prior to an event.


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How do I request a guest speaker to attend my event? How do I request volunteer support for my event?

Contact the Tinker Public Affairs, at 739-2035 or 739-2026, with your request. Give as much basic information as possible to assist with ensuring the fullest support possible.

How do I give my family and friends a tour of the E-3 Sentry?

If the group is five people or less, you can contact the Tinker Public Affairs Office about a "Friends and Family Tour." The PA office will assist you with the needed forms and information required to let you take your friends and family out and get an up close and personal look at the AWACS.


How do I schedule a tour of the 552nd ACW for my school group/veterans group/retiree group?

Contact the Tinker Public Affairs, at 739-2035 or 739-2026, to schedule a group tour. Tours are conducted every first and third Friday of the month. Minimum group size is 20 people, maximum is 40, and children under the age of 12 are not allowed on the flight line due to safety concerns.