This will be Lt. Matt Suyderhaud’s first time at the annual Memorial Day weekend event.
“When you first show up to a new place and the first thing you see is a bunch of people waiting for you just to land it makes you feel very welcome and it invigorates you to put on a good show,” he told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.
The Blue Angels, who bill themselves as the world’s oldest and most renowned flight demonstration team, suspended air shows in 2013 because of federal budget cuts.
Thousands are expected to pack the beach for the air show, which is being held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.MORE NEWS: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
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