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The Awe-Inspiring Wings Over Batavia Air Show

Spending time together on a family outing is always a fun and rewarding experience. It can sometimes be a challenge to keep everyone entertained and amused. If you are looking for an array of experiences that every single family member will enjoy, an airshow is the perfect opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.

On September 2-3, 2003, the fantastic Wings Over Batavia Air Show returns to the Batavia Airport (Genesee County Airport) in Batavia, NY.

The event will feature modern military aircraft, warbirds, and world-champion aerobatic performers. The show continues as the sun sets. Air show fans will be treated to a high-energy night show and choreographed fireworks featuring aerobatic performances.

The air show gates open at 2:00 p.m. each day, with flying from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Acrobatic air teams will perform jaw-dropping aerial stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. The planes will perform aerobatic routines full of loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, rotations, drops, and all sorts of crazy maneuvers. Some air teams focus on flights that showcase precision and orchestration. A smoke-writing airplane will be using the sky as a canvas. The United States Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo team will be showcasing the abilities of the A-10C. The team is based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Those are just some of the highlights of Wings Over Batavia.

Wings Over Batavia not only delivers thrills, but many attendees are drawn to the several historical aircrafts that are flown during the event. These planes tell the history of aviation and are still being used to this day.


Air shows deliver tremendous entertainment at an affordable cost. There are several ticket prices and experiences that await. From general admission tickets to exclusive VIP access, Wings Over Batavia Air Show. The first rule to remember, kids 15 and under are free to attend when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.  Upgrade your seating selections by purchasing premium box seats or access to the Mustang Club.

Since the airshow doesn’t start until later in the afternoon, arrive early - or stay the night - in the charming City of Batavia. For guests that would like to stay overnight, there are several brand hotels within five minutes of the airport. Learn more about our overnight accommodations, here.

A visit to Batavia’s downtown district offers a pleasant selection of shops and restaurants.

Downtown’s Eli Fish Brewing Company is heaven for fans of microbeers and gastropub cuisine. Pub lovers will also enjoy the Irish fare at O’Lacy’s Irish Pub, the finger-licking BBQ at Center Street Smokehouse, or classic American food at Bourbon & Burger Co. Family fun and great food are the name of the game at T.F. Browns Restaurant. The restaurant keeps the kids entertained with a bowling alley and game room. 

Kids of all ages love visiting Adam Miller’s Toy and Bicycle. Strolling through the aisles of this captivating toy store, is like walking back into one’s childhood. The wildly wonderful Foxprowl Collectables is a destination for toys and unique collectibles. The shop features countless figures, comics, and pop culture items from the past 50 years. People drive for miles to visit Oliver’s Candies. From small candies to high-end chocolate creations, the candy store offers hundreds of mouth-watering items.

Use the affordable and thrilling Wings Over Batavia Air Show as a beacon of family fun in early September. Attendees leave the event in awe of the power and magic of aviation. For those who arrive early for the event - or decide to spend the night - Batavia and the surrounding area offer additional opportunities that will put smiles on everyone’s faces.

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