Bryan Lilley has produced air shows all over the world, but, he says, Orange County “is the most supportive community I’ve ever seen.”
Talking about this year’s New York Air Show to be held over Labor Day weekend at Stewart International Airport, Lilley singled out a few supporters in particular: the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the County of Orange, NYS Police, the Air National Guard and Marines at Stewart, and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Coming back to Stewart Airport for the second consecutive year – and planning to return for many years to come – the NY Air Show brings with it millions in spending with local businesses. According to the International Council of Air Shows, the average direct and indirect economic impact that an air show has on the community in which it is held is about $2.6 million.
Among the military slated to perform at the Air Show are: the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy F-18 Hornet, 105th Airlift Wing demonstrating the C17, as well as the West Point Parachute Team. Headliners will also include static displays such as the B-1 Bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the Boeing AH 64 Apache helicopter and Army M1A1 Abrams Tank.
A highlight with a local connection will be Independent Helicopters, which will offer rides with a view of the air show from a unique vantage point.
Great sponsorships are available, as are reservations for the Flight Line Club and Corporate Chalet VIP areas. These sponsor opportunities offer brand awareness to massive crowds, exhibit space for direct marketing, promotional exposure in the event program, printed materials and advertisements, corporate hospitality chalets for clients, employee morale events and groups, plus much more. Pre-event special pricing can be found at www.airshowny.com. General admission tickets are also available online.
According to Lilley, volunteers are at the heart of the New York Air and key to making such a massive event a success. Opportunities are available in many different areas of the show and if you’re interested, sign up at www.airshowny.com and share in the excitement and adventure.