Tag: Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach
Teams of military fighter jets, civilian stunt planes and historic bombers are joining forces to bring the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach roaring back with high-flying trickery this Memorial Day weekend.
The May 27-28 event will mark the fifth time the famed demonstration squad will sore over the skies of Long Island to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.
Playing follow the leader in sunny skies over Long Island, three World War II-era ex-military planes came daringly close to one another before breaking off, leaving white smoke trials in their wake. The daredevil pilots flying this trio of SNJs—the U.S. Navy version of the T-6 Texan, a trainer plane dubbed “the pilot maker”—were practicing their routine in advance of the 13th annual Bethpage at Jones Beach Air Show this Memorial Day weekend.
For the first time the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature a trio of jet teams, including the acclaimed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, which will be making its seventh such appearance at the popular summer kick-off event. The lineup for this year’s air show, which will run from May 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also boasts rookie flight squad, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, as well as legendary aerobatic performer, Sean D. Tucker and his custom-built Oracle Challenger II.
Legendary pilot Sean Tucker takes a Press reporter on a practice run.
Idina Menzel of Disney’s Frozen fame takes the stage along with Dave Matthews Band and comedian Kevin Hart.
Comics, cronuts and celebrities, oh my!
The United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the United States Navy Leap Frogs are also in the lineup.
The Memorial Day Weekend kickoff of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2014 summer concert series may still be three months away, but tickets are on sale now.