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Blue Angels fly back to Jones Beach

The Blue Angels jet team is back. They will perform at the The 15th Annual Bethpage Air Show AT Jones Beach Memorial Day Weekend.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announce details for the 15th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. Taking place Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26, 2017 and Sunday, May 27, 2018, the show will begin at 10 AM start time and conclude at 3 pm.

Two legendary jet teams will perform; the United States Navy Blue Angels, returning for their 72th anniversary season and The Royal Canadian Air as well as the Force Snowbirds, who last performed at the show in 2016, “This year we have a remarkable lineup of world-class performers, and are very pleased to welcome back the United States Navy Blue Angels to Long Island, “ said George Gorman, Deputy Regional Director, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

In addition the F-22 Raptor, the United States Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft which cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft, will perform for crowds with its own remarkable demonstration, as well, alongside the

United States Airforce Heritage Flight Team for a special aerial performance.

A pair of Navy F15 Blue Angels taxi on the runway to rehearse for the bethpage Air Show at Jones beach.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Other exciting performers at this year’s Bethpage Air Show include the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, performing in their 13th Bethpage Air Show; legendary air show pilot Sean Tucker performing in his custom-built Oracle Challenger II biplane; extraordinary aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman; the John Klatt Airshows – Jack Links’ Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team; the world famous GEICO Skytypers and their flight squadron of six vintage WWII aircraft; the American Airpower Museum Warbirds; Long Island’s own David Windmiller; the Yankee Lady B17, our hometown, 106th Air Rescue Wing will show their support by performing a HC-130 and HH-60 fly-by demonstration; and new for their 3rd air show performance, the SUNY Farmingdale State College Flying Rams who will fly seven of their 22 college-owned aircraft in a fly-by piloted by their top academic professional pilot performers.

The Bethpage Air Show is free to the public, but the standard $10.00 vehicle use fee will be collected each day upon entry to the State Park.

For the 2018 NYS Empire Passport holders, there is no vehicle use fee .

For up-to-date information about this year’s show, please visit www.bethpageairshow.com or www.facebook.com/BethpageAirShow.

A Navy F15 Blue Angel is directed to a hardstand after rehearsing for the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

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