Thursday, August 19, 2010

Westfield Air Show This Weekend

The Blue Angels in diamond formation.
The Westfield International Air Show takes place this coming weekend, Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. with aerial acrobatics set to take off at 9:30 a.m. The skies will be streaked with aviation excitement until 4:30 p.m. both days. Entry is free, parking $10.

Some of the groups performing include, The Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, Snow Birds and the always-awesome U. S. Army parachute team, The Golden Knights.

In addition to the more than thirty aircraft that will actively perform, there will be sixty display aircraft for air show attendees to explore at ground-level. The 104th Fighter Wing will also be hosting an open-house: A great opportunity to thank our local troops!

For more information, visit the WIAS website:

2010 Westfield International Air Show

Barnes Air National Guard Base
(Off) Southampton Rd. (Rtes 10 & 202)
Westfield, Mass.
August 21 - 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission Free, Parking $10

For a look at a couple of panoramic photos of the Barnes Airport area when it was used as a staging ground for troops leaving for Europe and World War I, take a look at the previous EWM post, Camp Bartlett, Westfield, Mass. (1917)

Photo source: This image from PD has been released into the public domain by its author and copyright holder, Jon Sullivan.

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Holyoke Home said...

I went one year and REALLY enjoyed it. A lot more than I thought I would.

Mark T. Alamed said...

I'll be in NH this weekend, but living in Westfield with the F-15s at the ANG base, it's like an air show every time they take off!