Road trip: Holiday highlights from N.Y. Air Show

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The Thuderbirds Perform the starburst at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Thunderbirds perform the starburst
at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.

 

By Jeff Sovelove

How do you land an airplane on a truck? Very carefully, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
How do you land an airplane on a truck? Very carefully, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.

The second annual New York Air Show delighted a capacity crowd over the 2016 Labor Day weekend at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY.

Static displays included an A1 Abrams tank, a B-1 Bomber, a C-17 Globemaster III and the largest, most powerful helicopter in service with the U.S.– an MH-53E mine sweeper.

But everyone was there for the air show, and it did not disappoint. It featured everything from vintage WWII aircraft to the US Air Force Thunderbirds giving their signature performance to close out the day.

Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove

the crowd with a C-17 Globemaster III, illustrating the huge size of the aircraft, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Please exit the aircraft - a member of the West Point Parachute team jumps at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Buck Roetman's Pitts Special biplane at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Buck Roetman in his Pitts Special biplane at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The C-17 Globemaster III at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The C-17 Globemaster III at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber "Panchito, " at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
David Windmiller shows off the aerobatic capability of his Zivo Edge 540, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A US Coast Guard helicopter simulates a search and rescue operation, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
an L-39 Cold War trainer at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The C-17 Globemaster III shows off its maneuverability, slow speed handling, and extreme angle of attack takeoff ability. This aircraft weighs 283,000 lbs empty. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A US Coast Guard helicopter at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber "Panchito" makes a simulated bombing run. This aircraft sometimes carried as many as 15 .50 caliber machine guns. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
How do you land an airplane on a truck? Very carefully, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Geico Skytypers perform a knife edge pass in their vintage North American SNJ-2 trainers at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The jumpmaster of the West Point Parachute Team looks out of the open door at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Thunderbirds perform a mirror pass, one of their signature formations at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Thuderbirds Perform the starburst at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
Another mirror pass, the same only different, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Thunderbirds performing a diamond loop at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
The Thunderbirds take off the same way they do everything else - in tight formation at the 2016 NY Air
Buck Roetman shows off the amazing power and maneuverability of his Pitts Special biplane at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
A US Navy F-18W Super Hornet flies straight up through a cloud, producing contrails of water vapor, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
An F-18 banking hard, at the 2016 NY Air show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.
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