WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There will be some high-flying excitement at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield this summer. Get ready for some amazing air maneuvers in the skies.
The 2017 Westfield International Air Show is set to feature some incredible acts this August, including U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds are F-16 fighter jets that fly in close proximity, with their wing tips just a few feet apart.
You’ll also see the GEICO Skytypers; six pilots that work together to create an aerial smoke message in the sky. These SMJ-2 planes were built in the 1940’s to train World War II.
Also, for the first time ever in western Massachusetts, you’ll get to see the Third Strike Wingwalking. Carol Pilon is the first, and only, woman to walk on the wing of a jet propelled aircraft.
The Trojan Horseman AT-28 Demo Team, Black Daggers U.S. Army Special Operations Parachute Team, T-33 Shooting Star, and the C-17 are also performing in the show.
The Westfield International Air Show takes place at Barnes on August 12th and 13th. Click Here for more information about the show.