New York International Air Show Performers



















The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Royal Air Force Red Arrows will headline the 2019 New York International Air Show, August 24-25, 2019 at New York Stewart Intl Airport.  The event will feature the Northeast U.S. debut of the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team.   This year’s line up will include some of the nation’s top military and civilian performers.  More performers will be announced in the months ahead. To be the first to know please enter your info below!


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  1. Jeff says:

    I attended two years ago and bought VIP tix. The seating and view was awesome but the food service was painful and went on for hours before everyone was fed. Have you made any changes to the VIP food program?

    • NY Air Show says:

      We have done our utmost to improve the flow of the food line for our VIP Flight Line Club. Our vendors have increased the number of lines, and worked to try and help improve the flow. Last year was much improved on previous years!

      • Jeff says:

        If I may I suggest grab and go meals and get away from the served products. Put nice high quality box lunches together, fruit cups etc. having to wait in line while someone is working out of chafing dishes and serving one person at a time is not efficient.

    • NY Air Show says:

      We announce additional performers up to the date of the show as they come in. However, this year’s show has a spectacular line-up already!!

      • Sebastien says:

        Your right, the line-up is spectacular, but only 7 acts for a 4-5 hours, it’s a little short. Excited to see the others annoucements.

  2. Alex B says:

    Hi, I bought tickets for the 2019 show in advance for the Sunday show. If there is going to be bad weather on Sunday, can I use my tickets for the Saturday show? Thank you. I’m hoping for good weather on both days.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Our show is rain or shine! The weather forecast still looks great. We do not allow Sunday tickets to be used for Saturday – they are day-specific. If you’d like to trade out your tickets, please do so with our box office.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Adil, sorry that the helicopters were unable to perform on Saturday – it turns out they were on a no-fly block coming in because of Hurricane Florence. Our electronic hospitality team didn’t find out until after the show had concluded, so couldn’t answer sooner. We are going to hope that Mother Nature is a little nicer next August!

      • Lb says:

        What time will the Thunderbirds perform tomorrow?
        Also if you have tickets that say friends of air show or something like that, where would I park?

        • NY Air Show says:

          Hey LB – the Thunderbirds end our program, which concludes around 4 pm. And Friends of the Air Show will park in general parking and come in the main admission gate, then follow signs to the “Friends of the Air Show” tent.

          • Lb says:

            Thank you. I appreciate the response. Is my parking included with that ticket? Or do I pay for parking additional.

  3. Mmills says:

    Are there still going to be the parachuters? I’m bringing young kids so we don’t don’t want to miss it, if possible. Can you give any idea of what time that would happen?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Marika, yes, we have the West Point parachute team! The specific schedule is available for ticketed guests (if you purchased and didn’t receive your special code, let us know), but the aerial part of the show runs noon to four. If you get there around 11 or 11:30 am you should be just fine to catch them.

  4. Don says:

    I’m a veteran living in West Milford NJ.

    Will our shop rite have the veterans discount tickets. If not which shop rite may I goto for that.

  5. Photosaurus says:

    I see there is a TFR scheduled for Thursday through Sunday. Will there be flying activity on Thursday and Friday as well?

    • NY Air Show says:

      The performers and static aircraft arrive throughout the week and heavily on Thursday and Friday – though there are no shows during that period, they will be running practice runs throughout the day. Look on our Facebook page for updates throughout the week.

    • NY Air Show says:

      You would need to coordinate with NY Stewart International Airport. There will be certain times of day before and after the show when pilots may arrive, but that is coordinated through the airport.

    • Isaac says:

      Dear nyc airshow. I have been attending the airshow with my girl friend and two girls the first year was amazing I purchased tickets for the flight club. There were demos by the f-18. The British harrier. The f-22 raptor. We have been attending the show each year after and I noticed each year we have less active military planes on demo. I really enjoyed the blue angels. And the thunder birds my girls miss the sound of the fly bys f-18 f-22 Jets.

      • NY Air Show says:

        Hey Isaac – the Thunderbirds are headlining this year and we have a great group of performers lined up again this year. We look forward to having you again as our guest!

      • Matt says:

        Hi Isaac, I agree. Every year this show get less and less impressive. I can not believe that the show is two weeks away and the ONLY “performer” they have listed other than the Thunderbirds, is the C17. Don’t get me wrong, I love the C17, but….really!? Nothing else?? So disappointing.

  6. Scott says:

    Will there be a section that we can go to and see when the performers will be arriving. I know in recent years they would put out even a schedule of when the Thunderbirds would be arriving and practicing

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Scott, stay tuned to our Facebook page – although we can’t put a practice schedule up on the website, we do generally provide information on when and where the performers can be seen and when they arrive.

  7. Shawn says:

    Is there an actual schedule with times? I don’t see when the actual air show starts, what is going on on Saturday vs Sunday, etc..

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Shawn – times are on our FAQ page – gates open at 9, show runs noon to four. No specific schedule is pre-published because the flight order is determined by the Air Boss the week prior to the show once all acts are confirmed.

  8. Thom says:

    When I checked about a month ago, it showed that there was going to be an A-10! But now looking, I dont see it on the performer page. Is it still going? I only looked so I can start rounding up my group of friends to go. The A-10 would of been amazing!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Thom, we will have an A-10 Warthog as part of our static display – maybe that’s what you were thinking? We’d love to have you and your friends come out and get some great photos with it up close and personal! 🙂

  9. Steve Prior says:

    What time does the actual show start? I see that seating opens at 10am, but not sure what the actual show schedule is.

  10. Matt says:

    Sooooo………Other than the Thunderbirds and a C17 demo, what other aircraft will be flying? Will there be a F15, F16, or F18 demo? Will there be an F22, or maybe an F35 like last year? Why is it that year-after-year the promotors of this show have such a hard time sharing what will be there? Always a mystery. Two hours of T6s gets boring.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Matt, you can see a full list of our performers here on our Performers page – we will continue to announce acts as they are coming up on the show. The show is approximately 4 hours.

  11. Kevin M Doyle says:

    I can not print out advanced sales tickets nor parking so how do I go about acquiring these. Can I pay on line and then you can mail these to me and are Saturday tickets good for Sunday in case of bad weather.

    I will get you address if this can be done.

    Thank you.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Kevin, unfortunately we cannot mail tickets. You can show your ticket from your email on your phone, but the parking pass will need to be printed out. You might check at your local office supply store – they generally can allow you to login to your email and print out whatever you need. If the show is cancelled on Saturday completely, then yes, the tickets are honored on Sunday, however, the show is rain or shine. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on our rain policy.

  12. Eric Baeckmann says:

    Want to come on Sunday with 4 people. Is a sold out show ever a problem. Buying in advance is not good, can’t be sure 2 of us can make it. Work schedule.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Eric, Saturday is often a sold-out show at all ticket price levels, Sunday tends to be a little bit less busy so you may have more options. The benefit of buying in advance is that you get a good % discount off the tickets, which is available online up to the week of the show. That way, if you know your friends’ plans closer to the date of the event, we still recommend purchasing online so you get the best deal! Tickets will also be on sale for full price at the gate, so you have some options. If you do buy the day of the show, we recommend getting there early. You can also stay tuned to our NY Air Show Facebook page, as we do announce any sold-out ticket levels when they happen in real-time. Hope that helps, and we look forward to having you as our guest at the show!

  13. Ben W. says:

    I always wondered why these air shows never have commercial aircraft on display or performing. Is there a reason for that? Looking forward nevertheless!!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Ben, we usually have a mix of military and civilian performers and static displays. Generally, it skews toward more military planes only because people have less of a chance to see those up close! We look forward to having you as our guest. 🙂

    • Overton says:

      Ben W. My thoughts ran the same vein. 787 or A380 would be great to see along with the military mix.
      Prior air show attendee.

  14. Brian says:

    I would like to fly in for the show in a GA aircraft. Is there a provision in place to allow this? What time will the field be NOTAM’d closed?

  15. James says:

    Will you be able to take pictures from the general admission area? The Photo pit for Saturday is already sold out.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey James, yes, you can get some good shots from the general admissions area, though we recommend getting there early because you’ll want to get a good front-row position. The Photo Pit provides the best shots because they are positioned a little closer to show center and further out into the exhibition area. You might also consider doing the Photo Pit on Sunday, if you are interested.

    • Brian says:

      I think you are thinking of the Blue Angel’s Fat Albert JATO demonstration, unfortunately they no longer do that because they don’t have any more JATO rockets!

    • Rogo says:

      C-17’s don’t use rockets. You’re thinking C-130’s and JATO’s and they are awesome to see!!!! Saw it when I worked in Antartica.

  16. MIchael Hubert says:

    Where can I pre-pay for parking. There is one link on this site but it is not working. Should I check back as we get closer to the show?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Michael – yes! Parking will be available for purchase starting around mid-August. Stay tuned, we will do a posting on our Facebook page as a reminder to everyone as well.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Motorcycle parking will be in the same lots as general parking. There will be shuttles that take people from the general parking over to the gate of the show. Parking is first-come, first-served, so we recommend arriving early.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Stephen, stay tuned! We’ll be announcing further performers as we move closer to the date of the show, but it promises to be a phenomenal line-up!

      • Robert LaBoy says:

        I have a 10+ group, note stated if more than 10 to call. Tonight Early bird special ends tonight. My confirmations won’t be complete until earliest COB Wednesday. Is VIP still available? If so what number and person should I talk to complete transactions if available.
        Thank you in afvance,
        Robert LaBoy, USAF (Ret) 215 275 3573

        • NY Air Show says:

          Hi Robert, you can call our partners at Complete Ticketing Solutions at 877-766-8158 to do group ticket purchasing. Our Advance Tickets are currently 30%, so you still have plenty of time to get a GREAT price for the 2018 show. We look forward to having you there!

      • Alvin Cheung says:

        Please have either F22 or F35 performing in the show, if they both do it will be simply PERFECT!!!

  17. Norm G. says:

    are the Thunderbirds still coming…? I heard they cancelled all their shows due to the recent loss of TB #4.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Norm, YES, the Thunderbird are a go for the NY Show. They just jumped back into their show schedule this past week. We are looking forward to having them in our upcoming show, while also honoring and recognizing the loss of their colleague.

  18. Anthony says:

    You’re going to lose revenue if there’s no F-35…but an F-22 would make the show a cash cow 🙂

    How about F-16’s per the norm?…also a detail to TBD 30 days prior?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Anthony! We have a really great line up of static displays that are enjoyed by all guests, but as you can imagine, they are subject to the availability of the plane and its crew. That’s why we typically email and post that list to our ticket holders within the 30 days prior to the show, as the final list is confirmed.

    • NY Air Show says:

      We’ve got the performers announced-to-date are above. The schedule will be released once the entire line up is complete, about 2 weeks prior to the show.

  19. Rob says:

    I find it hilarious that every year you guys do a good job of posting what is prohibited and what is allowable to bring to the shows. And every year people ask the stupidest questions that are clearly answered on your website. Read first, ask questions later…….. Keep up the good job guys.

    • NY Air Show says:

      We appreciate your support! <3 <3 <3 But we also don't mind at all making sure that we answer the questions of each and every guest that attends our show. We're always happy to ensure every guest feels answered so they can enjoy the great line-up of performers! 🙂

    • NY Air Show says:

      Guests are allowed to bring in a container of water up to 1 liter per guest. We cannot guarantee access to water fountains, but there will be many vendors with water available for purchase.

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