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Spectators Flock To Jones Beach For 8th Annual Air Show

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Spectators at the 8th annual air show on Jones Beach, May 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Spectators at the 8th annual air show on Jones Beach, May 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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JONES BEACH, NY (WCBS 880) – Nearly 400,000 people are expected to attended the air show over the weekend at Jones Beach, which kicked off Memorial Day weekend festivities on Saturday.

There were children on their father’s shoulders pretending to be airplanes and adults screaming, jumping up and down as they watched the F-18 Super Hornet, the Golden Knights parachute team and the bomber planes.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports: Spectators Say They Wouldn’t Miss Jones Beach Air Show

At the 8th Annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach, spectators say it’s an adrenaline rush.

“I told about a 100 people to come out here because I’m 34 and this is one of the most amazing things I have seen in my lifetime,” said one woman. “I really enjoy it.”

52994410 Spectators Flock To Jones Beach For 8th Annual Air Show

A member of the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team gets ready to land on Jones Beach (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

The shows are from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday and also feature A-10 Warthogs and the only B-29 Superfortress still flying.

Have you been to the air show in previous years? Tell us what it was like in our comments section below.

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