Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Great New England Air Show at Westover Scheduled for August 4th & 5th

B-2 Stealth Bomber

"A Salute to the Greatest Generation" is the theme of the ever-popular Great New England Air Show and Open House, presented by the fine folks at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass. Rain or shine, the gates will open at 8:30 a.m. on August 4th and 5th, with a kick-off breakfast sponsored by the Galaxy Community Council August 3rd. Parking and admission are free.

For more information on this well-attended event, visit the Air Show website at For details on the kick-off breakfast, go to the Galaxy Community Council website at

Here are photographs of some of the birds that will be taking to the Western Massachusetts skies to sing their thunderous songs of strength and security, an awesome display of the training and talents of the people who work everyday to keep this great country of ours safe and free.

F-15 Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard arrive in Florida.

A C-5 Galaxy cargo transport cuts through clouds. The 439th Airlift Wing is based at Westover ARB.

A B-52 Stratofortress is escorted by a pair of  F/A-18 fighter-bombers.

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-15 Eagle in a delicate dance in the sky.

A flying machine with sleek lines is the B-1 Lancer.

C-17 Globemaster III.

A fuel station in the sky, the KC-10 Extender.

 All of the images above are from the official website of the United States Air Force at

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care.

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