The New York International Air Show is back, and it’s taking place this weekend over the Hudson.
While the main events will take place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, there’s a special event happening on Thursday morning. At 9:30 a.m. on August 22, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows from the UK will join the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 Lightning II Demo Team for a historic Hudson Flight.
According to the event organizers, the flight will go over the Statue of Liberty, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels leading with 6 aircrafts, followed by the Red Arrows with 9 aircrafts, then the 2 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, and the Thunderbirds after that. The production will fly south to the New York Harbor before turning back up to pass over the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and then landing at New York International Airport—which is where most of the events will be held over the weekend.
If you miss this epic morning show, however, both the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and F-35 Lightning II Demo Team will be performing over the weekend as well. If you’d like to receive updates about any changes in flight time, be sure to fill out your email on their website, here.
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