DEXTER, NY – On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at mid-morning around 11 a.m. the Watertown International Airport is expecting the US Navy Blue Angels for one fly-by. Additional overflights of Lake Ontario and the 1000 Islands Region may occur.
The United States Navy Blue Angels are traveling from the New York Air Show in Newburgh, NY to Air Show Atlantic at Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Lt James Cox, of the US Navy Demonstration Squadron, reached out to the airport on Thursday last week to coordinate this fly-by of the area.
Lt James Cox is the great grandson of the late Dr. Howard Cooper, who was the first chairman of the Watertown Airport Commission in 1945, and oversaw the construction of the terminal building in 1948. Additionally, Lt Cox is the grandson of Mary Eaton Cooper Cox, a Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) member during World War II, to whom the Airport Business Center is dedicated when it opened in 2015.
Grant W. Sussey, Airport Manager commented, “We are honored to have a member of the Cox family return for a fly-by. Lt Cox’s family has been involved in the airport community dating back to the early thirties, and we are thrilled that he is coming by for pass.”
Due to the short duration of the fly-by there is no designated public viewing area at the airport.
The public is required to stay outside the airport fence.
For more information on the US Navy Blue Angels, visit blueangels.navy.mil.
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