August Air Show At Westover Expected To Draw 500,000 People

Jul 13, 2012

One of the largest air shows in the country will be held later this summer in western Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

         The Westover  Air Force Reserve base in Chicopee will host what organizers say will be the largest air show in the history of the base over the weekend of Aug 4 and 5th.. Lt Col  David Heroux says there will be more than 60 aircraft on display and airborne.

         The theme for the show is a “ Salute to the Greatest  Generation”. There will be World War Two reenactors  along with military equipment form that era .. The free  show will also serve as a  public showcase for Westover  at a time when its future is clouded by proposed Pentagon budget cuts.. Chicopee officials expect a half million people could attend the air  show.