Press Release Article


Date: Aug 22, 2019
Press Release Number: 133-2019

This year’s headliners are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Royal Air Force Red Arrows

With two of the world’s premiere flying squadrons leading the way, the New York International Air Show returns to New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) this weekend.

The Blue Angels, the legendary U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron formed in 1946, and Britain’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, or Red Arrows, are headlining the show. The event also will feature the Northeast U.S. debut of the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, and more than 30 of the nation’s top military and civilian performers.

Gates are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, with flight performances scheduled for 12 p.m. until 4 pm. The exhibition and viewing area encompass more than 40 acres on the south side of the airfield. Located about 60 miles north of New York City in rural Orange County, SWF has an 11,000-foot runway that can accommodate large aircraft.

“The event draws thousands of people from all over, and we are thrilled to continue this wonderful partnership,” said New York Stewart General Manager Ed Harrison. “This is not just a spectacular event for aviation revelers, but it’s a positive for the airport and for the region.”

“New York Stewart International Airport is the perfect venue to host an event of this magnitude for the greater New York City metro market,” said Bryan Lilley, chairman of the New York International Air Show. “This is the third international team we have hosted at Stewart in just five years, so we’ve branded the show as international in 2019 and expect it to just continue to grow.”

An estimated 15,000 people are expected to attend each day of the event, which is projected to contribute approximately $5 million to the region’s economy.

Tickets may be purchased online here or by phone at 877-766-8158.

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