Thousands Expected At Jones Beach Air Show Memorial Day Weekend

WANTAGH, NY (WCBS 880) — Beachgoers will look up at the sky this holiday weekend for the annual Jones Beach air show.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected for the 8th Annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show, where the young and young-at-heart will be pointing and stretching their necks to see Navy aircraft pilots flying high in the sky.

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“We fly old WWII aircrafts,” said pilot Ken Johansen. “We do formations and thrill the crowd with tactics.”

A couple big attractions spectators won’t see this year are the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds because of scheduling conflicts.

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Beachgoers watch the US Airforce Thunderbirds in the sky during the New York Air Show at Jones Beach in 2005. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

The show will feature the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, an F-18 Super Hornet, A-10 Warthogs and the only B-29 Superfortress still flying.

The shows are from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Will you be going to the Jones Beach air show? Let us know in our comments section.

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  • Ellen

    I wish all fun at the air show, Be safe, have fun, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

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