WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – U.S. Navy officials announced that the service’s renowned Blue Angels air demonstration team will headline the 2015 Great New England Air Show.


The Blue Angels’ six F/A-18 Hornets will be part of the first air show at Westover in three years. It will also be the first time the Navy team has flown at Westover. Other aerial demonstration teams that have visited Westover have included the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Canadian Snowbirds, and the Italian team, Frecce Tricolori.


The 2015 show will also be part of marking Westover’s 75th anniversary. The Saturday portion will be held on Armed Forces Day.


For more information, contact the Westover Public Affairs Office at 413-557-2020.



THE GALAXY COMMUNITY COUNCIL invites you to join us at the largest Air Show in the Northeast.

Be a part of the excitement in saluting America’s military by being a sponsor of Westover Air Reserve Base’s 2015 GREAT NEW ENGLAND AIR SHOW and Open House on May 16th and 17th, 2015 in Chicopee, Massachusetts.  Over 300,000 visitors will see aerial demonstrations by the U S Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, many other examples of the latest military hardware and capabilities as well as civilian aerobatic acts and vintage aircraft in the sky and on the ground.  This family-friendly event offers free admission and parking.

The GNEAS is a two day event where your company, whether large or small, can take advantage of the opportunity to support the United States Armed Forces and market your product or create the perfect corporate event by rewarding your co-workers or clients with hospitality passes to your VIP viewing area.  Additional opportunities to expose thousands of people to your product include flight line display space, air and ground demonstration sponsorships, signage and event media.

Sponsorships are tailored to your company’s needs and include some or all of the following;

  • A family friendly atmosphere
  • VIP preferred viewing areas, with catering, near show center
  • Performers visits
  • Assured flight line display visibility
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Signage
  • P.A. announcements & air show book ads
  • Web links

Attention FOOD and BEVERAGE providers:

Westover Services contracts all food & beverage out to a central vendor who will have exclusivity for ALL food and beverages at the Great New England Air Show.

The Galaxy Community Council has no authority to approve food and beverage vendors.



"2012 Salute to the Greatest Generation."


THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VISITORS FOR ATTENDING THE 2012 EDITION OF THE WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE OPEN HOUSE and GREAT NEW ENGLAND AIR SHOW ON August 3rd and 4th. In spite of the weather, the program was a huge success.  The aerial performers and static displays, especially those in support of our theme, “A Salute to the Greatest Generation”, made the 2012 air show both exciting and educational.

Special thanks also go out to our sponsors and contributors, without whom the scope of the Great New England Air Show would not be possible.


Lastly, thanks to the military and civilian men and women at Westover Air Reserve Base for

their hard work in producing a fantastic show. and






















Please visit or contact the Public Affairs office at Westover ARB for more information.


If you are interested in being a sponsor of the next Great New England Air Show, email at


The Galaxy Community Council is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable corporation that supports the Great New England Air Show. It is responsible for raising funds to support the non-military participants, such as civilian aerobatic acts and vintage ‘war bird” aircraft at the air show.

The Galaxy Community Council is a private organization.  It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.

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