Air Show Wows Huge Crowd

By Michael Turton

The 2017 New York Air Show kicked off the holiday weekend, drawing throngs to Stewart International Airport July 1-2 while thousands more looked skyward from nearby backyards and rooftops. The Heritage Flight included a remarkable trio of aircraft:  the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II and F-16 Viper along with the World War II-era P-51 Mustang.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels provided the show’s thunderous finale. Rounding out the aerial spectacle were the Geico Skytypers, New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III, L-39 Cold War-era Czech trainer, aerobatics by David Windmiller and Mike Wiskus, and an Air Tractor crop-dusting demonstration.

What Do You Think?

To keep the discourse at its highest level, we have a few rules: (1) Posts must have the full name of poster (no first name only, no pseudonyms) and a valid email address. (2) All comments are reviewed by a moderator before they are posted. Please allow up to 24 hours. (3) A civil tone is important. Attack the argument, not the person. (4) Posts will be edited for spelling and grammar. All comments may also appear in print.

Your email address will not be published.