Photo Pit

Perfect for seasoned or amateur photographers, the New York Air Show Photo Pit allows you to get close-up shots all day long. The Photo Pit is located in a restricted access area outside of the crowd line that provides an unobstructed view of the aircraft both on the ground and in the air. 2019 reserved... View Article


Perfect for seasoned or amateur photographers, the New York Air Show Photo Pit allows you to get close-up shots all day long. The Photo Pit is located in a restricted access area outside of the crowd line that provides an unobstructed view of the aircraft both on the ground and in the air.

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Get an unobstructed view in front of the crowd line with a Photo Pit pass

 

The Photo Pit is located in a restricted access area outside of the crowd line that provides an unobstructed view of the aircraft both on the ground and in the air.  An on-field VIP parking permit is included with every Photo Pit Purchase.  Availability is limited to 50 people per day for the Photo Pit program. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the Photo Pit experience!

 

NEW for 2018!  The photo pit will include a small tented area with seating, water and pre-packaged snacks.  A private portable restroom will also be in the Photo Pit exclusively for that area.


    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Matt, photos can be taken from any of the seating areas, but the Photo Pit provides the best access for those who really love photography – it’s front and center out from the crowds with great lines of sight to the flight line and near to the announcers’ booth.

  1. Rich B says:

    On your main page you list 2 photo pits, last year was only 1, where will the 2nd be located? (right where the planes stage be great)
    Thanks

      • Rich B says:

        On your main screen at the bottom the part that changes every 6 seconds just to the right of the big yellow “Purchase new York Airshow Tickets” button. When the PhotoPit come up put your mouse on it..it says
        ” The Photo Pit allows you to get close-up shots all day long from two different pit areas”
        you may want to correct that. But looking into 2019 show, if the TB park like the BA did last year in front of the crowd a pit there would be great.
        I have a screen shot I can email you

  2. Shaq says:

    This will be my first airshow in the photopit, certainly looking forward to it!

    Questions: I assume all photo gear is allowed (read: tripods/monopods)? Also, would it be possible to get the airband frequencies used so I can listen to comm while shooting? Also #2: once flight operations are over, will there be access to any ground show/parked planes to be able to take photos? Also #3: once in the photopit, would I be able to access my parked car to change equipment, and if so – roughly how far would it be from the pit? Lastly: I purchased my photopit ticket for Sunday. Is there a standby list for sold out Sat? If so, is there a special price for a 2 day pass?

    Thanks!

    Shaq
    Shaq Photography, LLC

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Shaq – yes, tripods are allowed and any other gear you might need. List of prohibited items is here on our FAQ page. The photo pit is located right near show center, so believe me, you won’t need the airband frequencies. Those are not made publicly available. We do have a number of static displays, of which you are absolutely allowed to take plenty of photos. Parking is a reasonable distance away, and readmission is not allowed, so we encourage photographers and other guests to bring whatever equipment they might need with them. As noted on our FAQ page, you are allowed to bring a small bag or wagon that will be subject to search at the gate. There is not a standby list for Saturday because we generally have no cancellations for this particular ticket level, but we will definitely post the availability on our Facebook page should any arise. There is not a special price for both days simply because we do a broad, tiered discount in the days leading up to the show. Tickets are currently 25% off across the board. Hope that helps; let us know if you have any follow-up questions!

  3. John says:

    I am looking forward to returning to the air show and photo pit this year. The tent will be a welcome addition. I would hope arrangements could be made that airport and military vehicles did not park in front of the photo pit as they did last year. They did not obstruct views of the planes, but did clutter the foreground in the shots.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey John, we have been working very diligent this year to ensure that the Photo Pit area is as spectacular an experience as we can make it. We are doing our utmost to ensure that there are no obstructed views, but as you can imagine, we do our best to accommodate the needs of many different partners! We’ll discuss what we can do. Looking forward to having you back at the 2018 air show to get some great shots!

  4. Jake says:

    For the 2018 show, will a friend with a general admission ticket and no camera be allowed into the photopit without a photopit ticket? I’m looking to buy a photopit pass but he is buying a general admission ticket and I didn’t want to abandon him while taking images in the pit.

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