Safety at the Air Show
The Kaneohe Bay Air Show is an excellent opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy activities and fantastic aerobatics. To ensure your airshow enjoyment lasts, remember to stay hydrated, have sun protection, and wear ear protection.
Exposure to the sun can increase your risk of heat stroke.
Know the signs of a heat stroke:
- throbbing headache
- dizziness and light-headedness
- lack of sweating despite the heat
- red, hot, and dry skin
- muscle weakness or cramps
- nausea and vomiting
- rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
- rapid, shallow breathing
- behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
Sunscreen and Umbrella’s
The best way to reduce sun fatigue is to wear sunscreen and stay in the shade. The best time to apply sunscreen is when you arrive at the airshow. An umbrella helps when moving around the airshow and allows you to see more things without overheating.
Looking up into the sky increases sun exposure to your eyes. Wear sunglasses to reduce eye strain and protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation. If you have little ones, remember to bring sunglasses that fit well and are comfortable.
The temperature at an airshow can get hot. Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Babies, children, and the elderly have a higher risk of dehydration. Also, drinking alcohol and being in the sun too long increase your risk of dehydration.
Know the signs of dehydration:
- feeling thirsty
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- feeling tired
- a dry mouth, lips, and eyes
- dark yellow and strong-smelling urine
- peeing little, and fewer than 4 times a day
The Air Show will be a loud event with jets performing aerobatics for spectators. To help protect your ears and reduce the risk of loss of hearing, wear ear protection. Good earplugs and noise-reducing earmuffs for an airshow have a high Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). The higher the NRR, the better. Remember to get earplugs or muffs that fit correctly for adults or children.