Release No. 17-29
Lt Col. USAF (US) Eric Armentrout
Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen, Public Affairs Office
Maj. Mary Harrington
413-568-9151 ext. 698-1800
Cell: (413) 454-9590
Westfield International Air Show provides parking plan for air show on August 12-13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(07/26/2017 – Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass) – The Westfield International Airshow in conjunction with the 104th Fighter Wing Open House at Barnes Air National Guard Base, is set to take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 2017. In preparation for the event, organizers are providing detailed parking plans to help minimize traffic interruptions. Similar to previous air shows, coordinators anticipate thousands of people at the event.
Parking lots will be open at 6:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Show gate entrances will open at 8:00 a.m. Air Show attendees should use the GPS address of 825 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA, to navigate to the event, and drivers will be provided parking instructions upon arrival. Air Show security gates will close at 5:30 p.m. All spectators must exit prior to that time.
On show days, via the event website, http://www.westfieldairshow.org, organizers will provide hourly updates on traffic and parking. Details will include updates on back-up times on highway entrances including Mass Pike I-90, Interstate I-91 and U.S. Routes 10/202. Additionally, the website will provide statuses on the eight parking lots with filled percentages. Currently, attendees can view the parking lot plan on the event website at https://www.westfieldairshow.org/parking/.
Lots A, B, E, F G and H are designated for general parking. Lots A, F and G will have an optional shuttle bus service. The Westfield International Airshow is requesting a $10 donation for general parking, which will go to various charities, to include the Boys & Girls Club, Kamp for Kids, The Carson Center, the USO, Westfield Youth Athletics, Military Family Readiness Group, the Westfield High School Music Program, and more.
Air Show attendees also have the option of purchasing a ticket online in advance for lot C for $15 per car. VIP lot D is included with the purchase of the Eagles Nest ticket. Parking lot E will be reserved for RV’s. Tickets for RV parking can be purchased in advance at $50 per RV on the website. Those in RVs, please try to arrive Thursday or Friday so as to not hold up traffic. Handicap parking can be found in lot E as well as the general parking lots. A valid Handicap hangtag and ID will be checked upon arrival.
The 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard is an operational Fighter Wing ready to deploy personnel and equipment anywhere in the world when tasked to provide Air Superiority with its assigned F-15C Eagle aircraft. In addition, the wing is on guard 24/7 with armed aircraft on Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) defending the northeast corner of the United States against air attack and stands ready to respond to any domestic emergency when called upon by the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For more information, including information on acts and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit http://www.westfieldairshow.org