The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline this year’s New York Air Show, Sept. 15-16 at Stewart Airport in New Windsor.
The Thunderbirds are the demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force. The squadron travels the country and world performing tight formation flying and acrobatic maneuvers in specially marked F-16s.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-jet diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16. In all, the pilots perform approximately 40 maneuvers in a single demonstration. An aerial demonstration lasts 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for the ground show before takeoff.
Here they are in action:
Tickets purchased online in advance cost $22.50 per adult or $11.25 per child (age 6-12). Kids under six get in for free. More info here.