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Bethpage Air Show Takes To The Sky

Day One Of Air Show Was Canceled Due To Poor Conditions

JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)With the clouds and rain gone, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park got off the ground Sunday.

The Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team was among the groups performing aerial stunts at the 10th annual show.

The team’s Aleth Petron said it’s a real thrill jumping out of airplane 4,000 feet above ground.

“It feels like flying, it does not feel like falling which some people think it’s like a roller coaster when it goes downhill. It’s not like that at all,” Petron told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

The Bethpage Air Show also featured the Royal Canadian Air Force, aerobatic helicopters and supersonic jets and skydivers.

“It feels like you’re Superman out there, you’re flying through the air,” Petron told Xirinachs. “Anybody who really wants to get the most out of life and feel like they’re flying.”

Also taking to the skies during the air show were members of the Geico Skytypers team.

“We’re going to do a military-type formation show,” pilot Jim Record told CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell.

Record said the planes they use are from the 1940s.

“We do a lot of smoke and it looks real good,” Record told Burrell.

The New York native is also a Navy veteran. He said the show has a special significance to him and the other pilots who are vets.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, there was also a crowd in Farmingdale near Republic Airport, where the planes in the Jones Beach show take off and land.

The first day of the two-day air show was canceled due to poor conditions on Saturday. Sunday’s show ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year, more than 380,000 people attended the two-day festivities.

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