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Spectators Cram Into Stewart to Watch Marvels in the Sky

About 40,000 people packed into Stewart International Airport for the New York Air Show on Sept. 3 and 4. (photo by Bob Root)

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About 40,000 people packed into Stewart International Airport for the New York Air Show on Sept. 3 and 4. (photo by Bob Root)

By Eugenia Moskowitz

The New York Air Show came to Stewart International Airport for the second year in a row on Sept. 3 and 4, and area residents in parts of New Windsor and Washingtonville under the aerobatic flight box could see practice flyovers and parts of the weekend show from their very own back decks. Crowds lined Route 17K for free viewing, while just under 40,000 people in total came to the show over the weekend.

This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headlined the show, and screamed over the treetops and across the sky. Their general popularity was the reason for the expected increase in spectators, Cathy Bassett, an air show spokesperson, said.

TheC-17 Globemaster II, routinely seen above New Windsor transporting heavy cargo to and from Stewart Airport by the 105th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard, brought in tanks for the air show’s static display.

The West Point Parachute Team dropped the flag in during the National Anthem, and as part of the helicopter demonstrations, the U.S. Coast Guard gave a water-rescue demonstration.

To read the full article see the Friday, Sept. 9 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post. 

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