Salute the Sky, New York: It's Air Force Week
What with all the summer air shows, this last weekend being Aviation Day and all sorts of airline announcement in anticipation of fall travel, it's no wonder we've been all above airplanes lately. This only continues this week as NYC celebrates Air Force Week.
You know how it's said that there's always something going on in NYC? Well it's true and this week that something just happens to be military jet demonstrations. flyovers, water rescue drills and some on-deck action at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. For your drooling-over-autos pleasure, Air Force Project Supercars, the X-1 Mustang and the Vapor Challenger, will be on hand as well.
Oh, and this is not Fleet Week. Fleet Week, as you can probably guess from the name, specifically honors the Navy and occurs every May, while Air Force Week is foryou guessed itthe Air Force. This is actually only the second year for the Week celebrating military aviators, so the confusion is a bit understandable. That is, until you're buzzed by the Thunderbirds. Check out the schedule of flyovers right here.
Most events are free, though up-close talks with Air Force personnel require entrance to the Intrepid, which costs $24 per adult (but also means you can hang out around airplanes, the Space Shuttle and the Concorde all day).