News 12's Ron Corning, Erin Colton take flight ahead of air show

News 12 Long Island?s Ron Corning and Erin Colton took to the skies as Long Islanders gear up for the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show this weekend.

Click "NEXT" under the video player to see video of Erin Colton's flight.Ron sat in the cockpit as Blue Angel Lt. CJ Simonsen did countless air maneuvers. Simonsen has 1,500 hours of flying under his belt.

Erin flew this morning with Lt. Col. John Klatt. He says it is a privilege to fly in honor of the Air National Guard. The excitement will start tomorrow when many of the aircraft fly in the show. The shows are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To see extended footage of Erin Colton?s ride with the stunt pilots, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show starts tomorrow

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