11th annual Bethpage Air Show kicks off at Jones Beach

The Blue Angels are back this year, after

The Blue Angels are back this year, after being was ground by sequester cuts last year. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

WANTAGH - Huge crowds gathered at Jones Beach State Park for the 11th annual Bethpage Air Show.

The main event was the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The team did not perform last year because of federal budget cuts.

The Blue Angels were joined by the American Airpower Museum Warbirds, the GEICO Skytypers and the Golden Knights.

Approximately 400,000 people are expected to flood the beach throughout the weekend.

The aviation spectacle will conclude today with another performance, lasting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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