Kwik Fill Rochester International Air Show pleases crowds

Updated: 08/17/2014 6:40 PM
Created: 08/17/2014 5:19 PM WHEC.com
By: Jennifer Mobilia

Several of the world’s top aerobatic performers were in our area this weekend for the Kwik Fill Rochester International Air Show.

The amazing show wrapped up on Sunday, but not before some talented pilots entertained thousands of spectators.

All eyes were to the sky at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Air Show. The two day event featured some of the world’s most unique and historic airplanes.

Many spectators said the show left them in awe.

“A lot of beautiful looking planes, nice looking jets and really nice acrobats up in the air. It was very nice,” said Peter Salerno, a spectator.

This year’s show featured airplanes from World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and some modern planes.

“The aircraft behind me is called the Maco Shark. Its real designation is the T-33 Silver Star. It flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 50 years and was retired in 2004,” said David Kreutzkamp from the Jet Aircraft Museum in London, Ontario.

The Maco Shark made its first United States air show debut this weekend.

“It’s a little more fun in the United States. We have the ability to do a little bit more here sometimes. Honestly, the crowds are just as great where ever you go,” said Kreutzkamp.

The crowd seemed to love the opportunity to see the planes up close, not just in the sky.

“It was very hot. They said the airplane wasn’t pressurized. The front is very small, so I don’t know how they sat in there, but there’s a lot of controls and buttons. It was very cool. It was interesting,” said Meredith Van Nostrand, a spectator.

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