Road Trip: New York Air Show, Sept. 15-16

C-17 Globemaster III of the USAF 105th Airlift Wing. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
C-17 Globemaster III of the USAF 105th Airlift Wing. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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By Jeff Sovelove

The New York Air Show touches down this weekend at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek.

The Thunderbirds arrived in formation, as always. They did a survey of the field from the air, then practiced a few maneuvers before touching down. Major Ray Geoffrey briefed reporters while the Thunderbirds thrilled everyone with several overhead passes.

The Stewart Air National Guard’s mammoth C-17 transport planes practiced touch-and-go landings in preparation for their weekend demonstration celebrating the 105th Airlift Wing’s 70th anniversary.

Information and ticket pricing can be found at the show’s website.

Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove. Click / hover on images for captions:

The Thunderbirds arrive in formation. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
C-17 Globemaster III of the USAF 105th Airlift Wing. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The countries that fly the F-16 on the side of each plane. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Cleaning is constant to keep these planes in peak condition . Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Cleaning is constant to keep these planes in peak condition . Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Thunderbird #5's number is upside down since he spends so much time in that position during the show. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Each aircraft has the crew chiefs' names on one side of the canopy and the pilot's on the other, proof of the close bond within the unit . Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Thunderbirds' Public Affairs Officer Major Ray Geoffrey. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Thunderbirds practicing and surveying the field. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Thunderbirds practicing and surveying the field. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Thunderbirds practicing and surveying the field. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Thunderbirds even bring their own chocks for the planes . Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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