Orange County Executive Steve M. Neuhaus announced Monday that the New York Air Show will be back at Stewart International Airport in 2016.

The world famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and their demonstration team are returning to the Orange County airport during Labor Day Weekend on September 3-4, 2016. The show was in August of 2015 but was moved to September in 2016 to accommodate the Thunderbirds full summer schedule.

In a released statement, Neuhaus sounded excited to bring the Air Show back to the Hudson Valley. “The event was a tremendous success and a great showcase of Orange County and Stewart Airport. The New York Air Show generated millions of dollars for local businesses and will attract even larger crowds over Labor Day weekend with the Thunderbirds headlining the event." The Orange County Executive added, "Orange County and its partners, the Port Authority and B. Lilley Productions, proved that we could put on a terrific air show at Stewart Airport last year with less than three months planning. We are excited to welcome the Thunderbirds to Orange County and are looking forward to another great Air Show in 2016.”

The Thunderbirds flight demonstration team showcases six pilots flying patriotic red, white and blues in formation all while performing air stunts. Over 40 aerial maneuvers are performed during one show.

The 2015 New York Air Show was a success, but it did come with a tragic event as one pilot was killed in accident at Stewart while practicing for the event.

Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available for the 2016 Air Show.  For more information and to purchase advance discounted tickets visit or call (877) 766-8158.