Day 2 of the Westfield International Air Show: Great weather, heavy traffic expected

WESTFIELD — Beautiful weather will make for a spectacular final day of the 2017 Westfield International Air Show.

More than 28,000 people attended the show on Saturday, which featured 18 aerial acts. Organizers said about 50,000-60,000 people are expected to attedn the final day of the show today.

The show is free and open to the public. Gates open at 8 a.m., with aerial acts starting around 11 a.m., but with massive crowds expected, traffic will be heavy.

Where to park

There are six general parking lots labeled A, B, E, F, G and H.

Police and members of the 104th Fighter Wing will monitor the lots as they fill  and will direct visitors to the best lot at the time. Their decisions will also be made based on traffic conditions.

Shuttle service will be available from lots A, F and G so people will not have to walk too far.

In general, people who travel from Exit 3 on the Massachusetts Turnpike will be directed to lots A, B and E. Those coming from Interstate 91 and Route 202 in Holyoke will be directed to lots F, G and H. 

there are 17 aerial shows scheduled for each day. They are expected to begin around 10 a.m. and run to 4:30 p.m.

For more information

Information about the show and updates about traffic and performance schedules is available on the Westfield International Air Show website.

Personnel from the 104th Fighter Wing will also continually update the Westfield Air Show Facebook page with traffic alerts and the show schedule.

The Westfield University radio station, WKSE-FM 89.9, will also be broadcasting from the air show both days.

What to watch

The show will offer 18 aerial acts today including the Liberty Jump Team, the Geico Skytypers Bomb Burst, tactical demos and much more.

Air show officials do not set a schedule for the shows because the timing of the demonstrations depends on the weather. Some demonstrations can be flown at a lower altitude, so if clouds roll in they will go off at that time, while others need clear skies…

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