News Release

May 5, 2017      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Hudson Valley Regional Airport 6th Annual Open House & Car Show to be Held June 3rd

Poughkeepsie…The Hudson Valley Regional Airport will host the 6th annual Open House & Car Show on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Admission and parking are free.  The event features a variety of fun and interactive activities for children, families and adults of all ages, including aircraft and antique engine displays, tours, demonstrations and educational seminars.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “We’re excited to once again host our annual Open House & Car Show at our newly renamed and rebranded, Hudson Valley Regional Airport. Children, families and adults of all ages are invited to come out to our Airport on June 3rd and take part in this day-long event that’s sure to have something for everyone to enjoy!”

Aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of vintage and experimental aircraft displays including Grumman Albatross, S-76 helicopter, Cirrus aircraft and airport fire rescue vehicle, and AT-6 WW2 Army Air Corps Trainer. Angel Flight Network, Civil Air Patrol, Dutchess Community College Aviation Program and the Poughkeepsie Pilots Association will also have displays and information available.  A Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST) Seminar, “NextGen and the ADS-B Equipment,” will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the terminal building lobby. The Dutchess County Firefighters Museum will have antique fire apparatuses and firefighting equipment on display, and attendees will have the chance to cast their vote for their favorite apparatus. Helicopter and plane rides will be available (for a fee) throughout the day.

There have been changes to some of the originally announced participants including:

  • An NBC StormRanger radar truck will be on site during the event for attendees to view inside this state-of-the-art weather vehicle.
  • The Air National Guard is unable to attend this year's Open House with the C-17 Globemaster Air Force Transport due to increased mission loads and maintenance issues.

 

Children and families will have plenty of activities to choose from including K-9 demonstrations from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, building craft workshops from the Home Depot, and free child fingerprinting.

Dutchess County Legislator Joe Incoronato said, “The annual Hudson Valley Regional Airport Open House & Car Show is a great opportunity for residents to visit our airport and get an up close and personal look at a wide range of aircraft, including historical and military planes. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of activities throughout the day that are sure to be an educational and enjoyable experience for all.”

The annual event gives the public the opportunity to learn more about the Hudson Valley Regional Airport and its daily operations.     Approximately 73,000 aircrafts land or depart from the Hudson Valley Regional Airport each year.    The Hudson Valley Regional Airport has an annual economic impact of nearly $45 million for the local economy.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected throughout the day for local Castle Point veterans.  For more information, visit www.dutchessny.gov or call (845) 463-6000.

Event flyer (.pdf)

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

Activity: Time:
DC Sheriff’s Office K-9 Demonstration 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Home Depot Kids Workshops All day until supplies last
FAAST “NextGen and the ADS-B Equipment” Seminar 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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