Getting to the New York Air Show

The show site for the New York Air Show is located on the SOUTH SIDE of the airfield.  Follow the directions below that are shown on the above map when arriving to the New York Air Show to insure the best possible experience when arriving to the event.  These directions will lead you to the air show that is on the airfield with complimentary shuttle service included to the main entrance gate.


New for 2018!  Spectators will have the option to walk across from the parking lot to the show site throughout the entire day.  The taxiway crossing will only be closed 2-3 times for short periods of time for aircraft movement.  A schedule of times is included on the pre-paid parking voucher that is issued when purchasing a parking pass.


Spectators will not be permitted to enter the 1st street gate in 2018 as it has been designated as a vehicle entrance gate.  The only public entrance will be via the onfield parking across to the main entrance.  Due to increased passenger traffic at New York Stewart Int’l Airport, security will be posted at the terminal parking and only ticketed passengers displaying a valid boarding pass will be permitted to enter.


Take exit 5A off Interstate 84 then head south on Route 747. Take the first left onto International Drive and then follow signs to “official air show parking.”  For the most expedited route based on current traffic conditions, please use the following Waze navigation link HERE.

You can also take Metro North line to the New York Air Show.  Single train service is available from New York City on the Metro North Hudson Line to the Beacon Station just a few miles away from Stewart International Airport.  Stops on the Metro North Hudson Line in New York City include Grand Central Station in Manhattan, 125th Street in Harlem and East 153rd Street at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. You can check schedules and stops for the Metro North Hudson Line on the MTA website. For more information on other public transit options visit the transportation page on the Stewart International Airport website.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Joe, the parking information is here – there is handicap parking with shuttle buses to take you to the entrance. Yes, the parking fee is the same for all general parking.

  1. Robert Little says:

    Several years ago I asked for information from you about the pre-show fly-in date for the crew leaders to acquaint themselves with the Stewart air corridor. You replied it would be the Tuesday before…I showed up at Atlantic Aviation, saw the plane, I did shake hands with one of the aviators and then wrote a short piece that you posted on this sight…to further promote the show from the spectators point of view.
    I will attend the show this year and am asking you to provide me with the date the review visit would occur. I am willing to write another piece of promotion for the show…Thank you, Robert Little 914.923.3656

  2. Rich B says:

    Last year the blue angels staged crowd center, The photo pit was a good distance away from this and preflight is a great photo opp . Are you going to have something set up like a small photo pit in front of the Thunderbirds if they stage crowd center ?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Rich, the Photo Pit is in a designated area very close to show center. There will not be a smaller photo pit near the stage.

  3. Rich B says:

    Will VIP parking be in the same area as it was last year? The directions I had to get the VIP parking we’re a bit of a debacle .. I was sent to the regular parking area and then we rented again to the VIP parking lot

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Rich – directions to the VIP parking will be on your parking pass, so be sure to look there! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  4. jpujol says:

    Will the Thunderbirds be staging from show center this year? 2 years ago, the Thunderbirds staged far from the crowd. Last year Blue Angels staged from show center. Where will the Thunderbirds be set-up? I know the team will do autographs after the show even if they do not stage from show center.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Generally speaking, yes, they should be staged from show center, however that is contingent upon the preferences of the Thunderbirds’ ground crew. The Thunderbirds are really great about doing autographs and spectator meetings throughout the weekend, so there will be opportunities to do a meet-and-greet with members of the team.

  5. Chang says:

    Does the general admission include parking or not? If not, how far do I have to park away from the air field/show?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Chang, no, general admission does not include parking (VIP and preferred seating both do include it). We do have parking that will be made available in mid-August for sale with shuttles to take guests to the admission gates.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Don, there is no overnight camping allowed at the airfield (see our FAQ section), but we spoke with our parking team, and they can accommodate you parking your RV for the day of the event if you need it.

  6. Dave says:

    We are likely camping nearby, but will need to check out of the campground Sunday morning before coming to the air show. Can your parking area accommodate a small SUV pulling a closed popup camper?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Dave, we checked in with our parking crew, and YES, we can accommodate a small SUV pulling a closed pop-up camper during the duration of the show. The parking crew will direct you where to go when you arrive.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Yes, but there are specific times when Stewart Air Field will not be allowing air traffic in on the two days of the show. We recommend contacting them directly to determine those hours.

  7. Karen A Siracusa says:

    I’m seeing the schedule for the performers but I see nothing about static displays. A real good static display can make or break an air show.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Karen, details on our static displays will be updated as we get closer to the show! Stay tuned on our Facebook page and email list for exciting updates as we announce our performers and statics. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 show!

  8. Clark says:

    I’ve purchased a Pit Pass as I’ve done in the past. Is parking included in the Pit Pass purchase as in the past, I did see changes this year which is a plus, but I didn’t see any mention of parking being apart of the cost.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Clark, yes, parking is included in the photo pit pass. Thanks for being a part of this special offering!

  9. Mike Yorio says:

    I know the gates open at 9 a.m., but (1) what time does the show actually start; (2) what’s the general schedule of performers; and (3) about what time are the Thunderbirds expected to go on? Thanks!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Flying will start around 12 Noon, the rest is way too early, won’t have those details finalized until a couple weeks before the show

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