By Michael Turton
The 2017 New York Air Show kicked off the holiday weekend, drawing throngs to Stewart International Airport July 1-2 while thousands more looked skyward from nearby backyards and rooftops. The Heritage Flight included a remarkable trio of aircraft: the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II and F-16 Viper along with the World War II-era P-51 Mustang.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels provided the show’s thunderous finale. Rounding out the aerial spectacle were the Geico Skytypers, New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III, L-39 Cold War-era Czech trainer, aerobatics by David Windmiller and Mike Wiskus, and an Air Tractor crop-dusting demonstration.
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