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If you have a question that has not been answered on the Performer, Flight Line Club, Photo Pit or other page of the website it may have been asked and answered below.  If you don’t see it here you can submit a question on this page or call the info line at (877) 766-8158.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the hours of the event?
    Gates open each day at 9 am and close at 5 pm.  Flight performances take place roughly from noon to 4 pm.
  • What time does the Flight Line Club VIP and Corporate Chalets open?
    The Flight Line Club VIP and Chalets open each day at 10am.
  • Can I go in and out of the event?
    Re-entry to the event is not allowed.
  • Will the schedule be the same both days?
    Most of it will be the same, all the major acts will perform both days.
  • Will the static displays be open all day or do they close when the air performances start?
    Static displays will be open from 9am – 5pm including during flight performances.
  • What is the benefit of purchasing parking in advance?
    Pre-paid parking is discounted 25% off the day-of-event rate and permits are print-at-home.
  • Do Flight Line Club VIP tickets include parking?
    YES, each Flight Line Club VIP ticket purchase includes a VIP parking permit for a special on-field lot adjacent to the West Entrance to the Event Site.
  • What is not allowed onto the air show grounds?
    Coolers, outside food and beverage, canteens, camelbacks, weapons of any kind, tent structures, self-standing umbrellas and pets are all prohibited.  If you arrive to the front gate with these items, you will be directed by security to return them to your car or to discard them in a trash receptacle.
  • Can I bring a cooler with snacks and drinks to the show?
    NO. Due to numerous security regulations, outside coolers and food/beverage are NOT allowed into the event. Spectators will be allowed to bring 1 sealed bottle of water per person, no larger than 1 liter in size. If a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, items will be allowed in reasonable quantities if accompanied by a doctor’s note. You will be asked to present your doctor’s note to security upon entry to the event.
  • Can I bring an umbrella?
    Personal, handheld umbrellas will be allowed into the event. Self standing umbrellas and tent structures are strictly prohibited due to safety.
  • Can I bring sunscreen?
    Sunscreen will be allowed into the air show and its use is highly recommended.
  • Are backpacks allowed?
    Backpacks are allowed and will be subject to security inspection upon entrance into the air show.
  • Are cameras and video recorders allowed?
    Yes, feel free to take as many photos/videos as you would like and share them with us on social media.
  • Are there restrooms available?
    Port-a-Potties are available throughout the show, including in designated VIP and general admission areas.
  • Can I bring a wagon for my kids?
    Wagons without a canopy will be allowed into the air show.
  • Are pets allowed entry to the show?
    Due to concerns for the safety of attendees and animals, no pets will be allowed onto the show site unless they are service animals. For clarification on qualifications of service animals, please visit the ADA website here.
  • Is there going to be food & drink for purchase at the event?
    Various food & beverage items will be available inside the event site including beer, prices range from $3-$15.
  • Will food and beverage available for purchase be cash only? Will credit cards be accepted?
    Food and beverage vendors will accept both cash and credit.
  • Will Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free food options be available for purchase?
    Our food & beverage concessionaire makes every effort to ensure menu items are suitable for all guests. Should you have a food allergy or sensitivity, please make sure you bring along a doctor’s note.
  • I have a toddler, can I bring diapers and his/her food?
    Diapers will be allowed into the air show. Baby food, formula, breast milk, etc. are allowed in reasonable quantities. Please present your items for inspection upon entry into the event.
  • Is smoking/vaping allowed in the air show?
    NO, remember, we are at an airport and smoking/vaping is not allowed anywhere on the airfield. Smoking/vaping in the show site will be cause for ejection from the event site and confiscation of vapes, cigarettes and/or lighters.
  • How do I become a food vendor at the air show?
    Please reach out to info@air.show.
  • Do you recommend ear protection for children?
    Ear protection is not required, but is recommended.
  • How do I request media credentials?
    Please contact our Director of Public Relations, Chris Dirato at pr@air.show no later than 2 weeks prior to the show.  Only credentialed media are eligible for media credentials to the event.  If you are not credentialed media and want to take photos at the show check out the Photo Pit.
  • What are your preferred hotels?
    Our Where-to-Stay page features the hotels where the pilots and teams are staying.
  • Where is the entrance to the event and how do I get there?
    The main entrance of the event is located at 1180 1st Street, New Windsor, NY 12553.
  • Where is Parking located?
    Please refer to our Getting There page.
  • How much is Parking?
    Parking is $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the event.
  • Are there shuttles to transport back and forth from the venue and parking lot?
    Yes, shuttles will be available to transport attendees to and from the remote parking lots. Walking distance lots will offer shuttles for handicapped only.
  • Is there motorcycle parking?
    Yes, upon your arrival, please tell parking attendants you would like to park on a hard surface in the Yellow Lot and they will direct you there.
  • Is there RV parking?
    Yes, upon your arrival, please tell parking attendants you would like to park your RV in a surface paved lot
  • Can I ride my bicycle to the air show? If so, where can I park?
    Yes, you can ride your bicycle to the air show. You will be able to park and lock up your bicycle in all official air show parking lots
  • Can bicycles be ridden into the air show?
    Bicycles are not allowed on air show grounds.
  • Can I camp at the show?
    Camping is not allowed at the airport, but there is a KOA Campground in Newburgh: http://koa.com/campgrounds/newburgh/
  • Do you have any special provisions for the handicapped?
    All public areas of the air show are ADA handicapped accessible. For guests with accessibility challenges, we recommend bringing a wheelchair or walker, as the show is located on an airfield and there will be some distance involved from the gates to the seating area.
  • Will wheelchairs or scooters available for rent at the event?
    Wheelchairs and scooters will not be available for rent, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.
  • Is handicapped parking available?
    Handicapped parking will be available in all official air show parking lots. If required, shuttle service will be available to accommodate wheelchairs with service to and from the entrance of the air show.
  • Where is handicapped parking located?
    Handicapped parking is available in every official air show lot with shuttle transport to and from the entrance of the air show.
  • What is included in the price of admission?
    General admission gets you access to the event grounds from 9am-5pm.  Flight Line Club VIP admission gets you access to the event grounds from 9am-5pm and access to the Flight Line Club starting at 10am.
  • Do I need to bring my own chairs or can I purchase/rent a chair there at the event?
    You must bring your own chairs for the General Admission area. No chairs will be available for purchase/rent on site. Should you like a seat to be reserved for you, we recommend purchasing the Preferred Seating ticket level.
  • Is there assigned seating in the Flight Line Club VIP Club?
    Seating is not assigned in the Flight Line Club.  There will be enough seats for all ticket holders.
  • Will tickets be available at the gate on the day of the show?
    Flight Line Club VIP typically sells out in advance of the show.  General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.
  • Do you have senior citizen, military, student or other discounts?
    We offer a discount to everyone when you purchase your tickets in advance either online or by phone.
  • If I purchased tickets for Saturday can I use them on Sunday instead?
    You cannot use your Saturday ticket for Sunday or vice versa. If you would like to change the date of your ticket, please reach out to our box office by telephone at 877.766.8158 or email at newyorkairshow@completeticketsolutions.com.
  • Can I present my tickets on my cell phone?
    You will be able to present your tickets for entry into the air show on your cell phone. If you purchased a parking pass in advance, please make sure it is printed and visible to parking and traffic attendants.
  • I purchased my tickets in advance, but have not received them, what do I do?
    Contact our box office by telephone at 877.766.8158 or email at newyorkairshow@completeticketsolutions.com and they will be able to assist you.
  • I lost my tickets, what do I do?
    Contact our box office by telephone at 877.766.8158 or email at newyorkairshow@completeticketsolutions.com and they will be able to assist you.
  • What is your rain policy?
    In the event of non-authorized intervention, weather or other causes beyond our control, the event may be terminated or suspended and tickets are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Saturday due to weather, tickets will be honored on Sunday. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Sunday or for the weekend due to weather, tickets will be refunded or honored at the 2020 event.

    • NY Air Show says:

      We do an across-the-board discount for all guests who pre-purchase online or via phone here on the website, which is currently 25% off. There are no additional discounts.

  1. Arthur E. Luman - cell - 914-260-4381 says:

    I am considering flying to the air show in my single engine aircraft. I already know the fees to be charged by Signature. I would like to know the hours on Saturday when I will be allowed to land and what time the airport will open again for departures. Thank you

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Arthur, you will want to contact Stewart International directly and inquire as to when the TFRs will be in place. The air show runs from noon to 4 pm.

  2. Gregory says:

    Will Short Line Coach USA or another bus company offer tickets for sale from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and back to your show? Isn’t there already existing bus service to/from Stewart Airport and how far/close is that from your site and is that a viable way for people without cars from NYC to see your show. How much walking is involved from the bus stop at Stewart Airport if it exists?

  3. Tim says:

    Hello. We’ll take the train from New York. How do we get from the train station to the airport?
    Thank you in advance.

  4. Julian says:

    Please do something for the people that don’t have a car and want to attend the show, shuttle from/to Beacon to/from Airport!!!

  5. Fran says:

    Hello, Few questions, I have never been to an airshow. I am reading the questions and answers above. It says no smoking, Is there a spot somewhere that you can smoke cigarettes? For general admission is it an open field? Do I have to bring chairs? Thanks for taking time to answer for me.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Fran, there is no smoking anywhere on the air field. Fire and air fuel are not a good mix. For general admission, yes, it’s an open area and you are welcome to bring your own chairs. Thanks so much for attending the show!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Deborah, you can purchase the tickets until 11:59 pm on Friday, August 23. Tickets will go full price as of Saturday, August 24.

  6. Don says:

    I’ve attended many air shows before (but not this one) and they’ve always offered free admission. Why is there a charge for this air show? And why don’t you offer a military discount?

    • NY Air Show says:

      We have handicap parking in all of our lots, so it depends on which lot you are in. You can see our parking map here on the website, and the handicap parking is located closest to the gate in each of the lots (orange and blue). If you would like the closest parking, we recommend the taxiway option, but the general parking (in blue) will have handicap spots too.

  7. Craig says:

    It states the shuttle bus from train station only runs Monday to Friday, will this be running over the weekend for the airshow?

    • NY Air Show says:

      There will not be shuttle buses from the train station, so your best option would be a ride-share or taxi.

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