For the first time, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, one of New York State’s largest public events, will take place starting at 12 Noon and run until 5 PM – a new time for the show which traditionally ran from 10 AM until 3 PM. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the best parking
The Bethpage Air show at Jones Beach takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 23, 2015 and Sunday, May 24, 2015. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which will be headlining this year’s show, will be the final act and make their appearance in the sky above Jones Beach at approximately 4:00 PM. This will be the legendary demonstration squadron’s fourth appearance at the show, having last headlined the show in 2009. Their performance will include approximately 40 maneuvers, featuring formation flying and solo routines.
The show will also feature veteran Bethpage Air Show performers including the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, , Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle, Lt. Col. John Klatt – Air National Guard, the John Klatt Airshows – Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, GEICO Skytypers, Miss GEICO Speedboat, American Airpower Warbirds, and David Windmiller. New to the show this year is the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing on jets. With its fast and powerful aircraft piloted by “flying aces,” this unique aerobatics team performs a meticulously coordinated ballet, sometimes flying within 3 meters of each other at speeds of over 435 miles per hour.
The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach is free of charge, but a standard $10.00 vehicle use fee will be collected. Bethpage Air Show announcers and Air Boss Wayne Boggs will lead air show activities from the Jones Beach State Park Central Mall Boardwalk area where food, beverages and ground activities will be available for fans.
For up-to-date information about this year’s show, please visit www.bethpageairshow.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jonesbeachairshow. You can also contact the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Regional Office, Recreation Department at 631/321-3510.