Breitling Jet Team prepares for Bethpage Air Show

The team took a group of eight journalists, including News 12's Christina Regnault, for a ride in the sky.

The team took a group of eight journalists, including News 12's Christina Regnault, for a ride in the sky. (5/25/16)

FARMINGDALE - The Breitling Jet Team arrived on Long Island Wednesday, ahead of this weekend's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

The team took a group of eight journalists, including News 12's Christina Regnault, for a ride in the sky.

The Breitling Jet Team is billed as the world's largest civilian aerobatic team.

At Sheltair Aviation at the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the team fitted the journalists in flight suits before taking off.

The jets flew in formation over the North Shore and the Long Island Sound.

Speeds reached roughly 400 mph as the jets reached heights of 10,000 feet during the 20-minute flight -- a preview of the weekend's air show.

The Bethpage Air Show attracts thousands of spectators every year. It takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Jones Beach.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised to 1 AG Sessions to MS-13 on LI: We are coming for you
Sen. Phil Boyle is pushing to make it 2 Sen. Boyle pushes to ban posting violent acts on social media
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was met 3 Protesters gather as AG Sessions speaks on LI gang violence
Some residents in Syosset and Woodbury are concerned 4 Syosset, Woodbury residents concerned over new cell towers
Schools districts on Long Island and across the 5 Schools warn parents about Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

In a sure sign that summer is on Stealth fighter will take to skies at air show

In a sure sign that summer is on the horizon, details have been released on

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE