Military Participation

“While always a concern, this year Force Protection will be of the highest priority. Deke Slayton AirFest 2021 will have security providing constant observation of static displayed aircraft. Ample forces to fully comply with DOD, ACC, or other military guidelines for Force Protection will be on the grounds at all times.”

Military Participation

Military participation has always been an integral part of Airfest. Since before the official airshow was started, the La Crosse Area Flyers put on their annual Father’s Day pancake breakfast. The Flyers Club brought in any Military Tactical Demo or flyby that they could arrange. Since the Airfest began, we have been honored to have support from all the military service organizations. The United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy have provided aviation support.

Military Participants Recognition

Deke Slayton Airfest welcomes and encourages active military aircraft and displays. In recognition of this participation, Deke Slayton Airfest will provide the following to participating military aircraft crew:

  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • On-site meals
  • Admission to all Airfest related events, including off-site events
  • Admission to VIP Chalet area
  • Discounted tickets for crew family members

La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE)

CoordinatesN43 52.76: W091 15.39. Mag var 2E.
NavaidsLSE 108.4 on field; LSE 272 177 7.5
Runways18-36 8,536 x 150′, 3-21 5,299 x 150′
ApproachesGPS, RNAV, ILS, VOR. VHF TWR 118.45 / UHF 251.075 (0600 – 2100 LCL) GND 121.8

Military Contract Fuel available. Arresting gear available within 40 NM. FBO: Colgan Air Services (608) 783-8359 VHF 122.95