Anthony Reyes WKBW
Messages and smiley faces in the sky over Western New York promote Wings Over Batavia Air Show
August 31, 2023
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  • Did you see the messages in the sky across Western New York Thursday afternoon?

    One viewer sent us a picture of a smiley face and we also saw some text across the sky that said “WOB airshow.”

    A spokesperson for the Wings Over Batavia Air Show said the messages are a promotional campaign for the air show which is happening on Saturday and Sunday at the Genesee County Airport. The pilot/artist is Nathan Hammond of GhostWriter Airshows.

    The air show will feature the following:

    USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team

    USAF F-22 Raptor (Fly-bys & Heritage Flight)

    U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight

    P-51 Demo Team “Mad Max & Little Witch”

    Ghostwriter Airshows

    Matt Younkin Beech 18

    Ken Rieder in an RV-8

    Michael Goulian Aerosports

    Rob Holland Aerosports

    Bill Stein Edge 540

    Kevin Coleman Extra 300 SHP

    Jim Peitz One-Of-A-Kind Bonanza

    Lee Lauderback P-51 Mustang ‘Crazy Horse 2’

    David Martin Beechcraft Baron

    Luke Aikins Red Bull Air Force


    Choreographed Pyromusical Fireworks Show