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New Garden Festival of Flight and Car Show takes off Aug. 18 and 19

08/09/2018 12:30PM ● By J. Chambless

Kevin Russo SNJ Aerobatics will be performing each day.

On Aug. 18 and 19, the New Garden Flying Field will delight the senses as visitors admire flying machines and parachuters in the air, and feel the full-throttle energy of high-performance and vintage automobiles.

On nearly every available surface of the airport, the annual New Garden Festival of Flight and Car Show will be a full menu of activities for the curious, the nostalgic and the adventurous. The gates open at 9 a.m. each day, and the action begins at 10 a.m.

Visitors can see a fleet of antique cars from local collectors, as well as ground displays of vintage military aircraft and home-built aircraft. There will be food and beverage vendors, as well as crafts and collectibles booths.

A ride in a P51 Mustang will be raffled off, with tickets priced at $25 each. The winning number will be drawn on Aug. 16 for ride to take place either Aug. 17, 18 or 19, weather permitting. Tickets are non-refundable, and entrants must be 18 or have a notarized permission statement from legal guardian for the ride.

The show will feature demonstrations by Skydive Cross Keys Parachute Team, a Williamstown, N.J., skydiving school; and return performances of thrilling aerobatics by pilots Kevin Russo and Scott Francis. Radio-controlled aircraft will be demonstrated, there will be fly-bys featuring a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk and a CH-47 Chinook; and P-51 Mustang flights by Mark Murphy.

The EAA Chapter 240 will also sponsor its pancake breakfast before the show on Saturday and Sunday for $7 per person. Show admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 12 (5 and younger free). A family pass for two adults and two children is $40.

Visit, or call 610-268-2619. The New Garden Flying Field is at 1235 Newark Road in Toughkenamon.