PITTSTON TWP (WBNG) – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show has returned after a 17-year hiatus.
The two-day long event at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport features cargo planes and fighter jets. Visitors are able to tour the variety of planes and learn about aviation. Those who attended all those years before say they are excited the air show is back.
"I was five or six-years-old and I think I have a better appreciation for what the pilots are doing because I know the risks and everything," said attendee, Nate Albrecht.
On Saturday, pilots gave kids the chance to take tours of the helicopters and planes, while showing them how they take flight.
One attendee, Scott Walters, had come to the air show as a kid and has returned as a pilot. Walters says the air show is what got him into aviation and says he hopes that the event will inspire the younger generation.
"Just to see the excitement on the kids' faces, to see a helicopter is pretty neat," said Scott.
The event continues on Sunday, Aug. 13.