Public Affairs Office - 9th RW
Beale welcomes visitors; it gives them a better understanding of the wide variety of activities and missions the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and U.S. Air Force is performing. We ask that group sizes be between 15 to 40 people with a minimum age of 13.
Tours can last anywhere from a 45-minute windshield tour up to several hours, depending on how many organizations a group would like to visit. Most tours are held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays only due to mission and manpower requirements.
Tours are conducted between March and October due to inclement weather.
To request a tour, please contact the 9th RW Public Affairs Office
Persons or organizations wishing to request a fly-over from a 9th Reconnaissance Wing aircraft or static display for their events must visit the USAF Aerial Events website and click on the "New Requests" tab.
Follow all directions and fill out the aerial support request form then submit it to the Secretary of Air Force Public Affairs.
Requestors should know Beale cannot provide aerial support for an event until it has been approved by SAF/PA. Also, once an event is approved by SAF/PA, that does not mean Beale has committed to supporting the event. Due to high operations tempo and the number of aerial support requests the 9th RW receives, the base does not have the aircraft or manpower to support all requests.
Once SAF/PA has approved an event and after Beale has been notified, a member of the public affairs staff will be in contact the requestor to notify him/her if Beale can support his/her event.