Rochester airshow takes wing this weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The A.P. Property Services Rochester Airshow will take place at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. to the general public and close at 6 p.m. Flying begins at 10 a.m., and the USAF Thunderbirds will be the final performance of the day.

Former Pittsford resident Lt. Christian Toscano, helicopter pilot for the United States Coast Guard, will be flying in for the Rochester International Airshow, Aug. 12-13, with an MH-65D rescue helicopter stationed out of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. The helicopter will be available for tours as a static display and will also be performing a search and rescue demonstration.

Toscano, a 2014 graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School, first became interested in the Coast Guard after attending the Rochester Airshow in 2009 and seeing the Coast Guard helicopter. Fourteen years later, he is excited to be returning to the airshow, but this time as a pilot.

Go here for tickets to the air show.

For information on times and locations of airplane rides, go here.

The Monroe County Department of Transportation will close Paul Road between Beahan and Scottsville roads in the town of Chili on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13 for the Rochester International Airshow.

The road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and there will be no posted detour.