WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It is day two of the Westfield International Air Show.
There will be thousands of people piling back in here on Sunday at the National Guard Base. On Sunday, there will be ground exhibits, starting at 9:00 a.m.
People can go in the aircraft while an instructor tells them about how it operates. There are several jets on the runway ready for the air demonstrations that start at 10:00 a.m.
People are coming in and setting up their chairs and tents, and people are claiming their spots up front by the fence to get a good look at the different aircraft waiting for the takeoff. Organizers warned visitors that they could deal with two hours of traffics coming to the event. They recommended that people get their parking passes in advance and head to the event early, and parking lots opened at 8:00 am.
If you’re taking Route 202, you should take Airport Industrial Park Road, and if you’re coming from the Mass Pike, you can find general parking down Airport Road, as well as Apremont Way, and Thomas Dion Way.
At 10:00 a.m., there will be air demonstrations that will go to about 3:30 p.m.
“I can’t wait to see the first plane come by and see how loud it is,” expressed Aaron Gladstein from Connecticut.
Thousands of people from all over went to the Westfield International Air Show on day one and again on day two, to see military aircraft performances at Barnes Air National Guard Base.
Jay Hulse says he came to check out the military aircrafts and learn about its history, “We wanted to come and check it out for the first time, and so far it’s definitely not a let down.”
Aaron Gladstein brought his mom the air show for Mother’s Day. He says it’s important to have air show events like this, “I think its really important to see what all our hard work and a lot of our tax dollars are going to. Especially to see all the different machines that we use to help people.”
At the air show visitors were able to see military trucks, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, the aftershock jet truck, and several different jets. People also learned how the jets and other aircrafts operate, and went into the F-35 simulator to see what it’s like. According to the air combat command the F-35A Lightning II is the U.S. Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter.
Brenda Gorneau goes to air shows every year, but this is her first one in Massachusetts. She says she loves watching all of the military jets.
“Oh my gosh! F-35. F-35. I love the F-15’s! They are going to have F-15’s here and most of the military planes,” expressed Gorneau.
This event went all weekend long and featured several different military jets, planes, and helicopters.