Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will take to the skies Monday after weekend washout

All passes for Saturday and Sunday performances, including all passes given out to Long Island's health care heroes, will be honored.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2021, 2:49 PM

Updated 1,052 days ago

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The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will take place Monday following a weekend washout.
State officials announced Sunday that they added a show for Memorial Day on Monday.
The cold, rainy weather prompted the show's cancelation on Saturday and Sunday, but in a last-minute deal in part brokered by the State Parks Department, there will now be a show on Monday.
"And everyone said, 'yes, we want to do it,' and that was fantastic," said George Gorman of the New York State Parks Department.
The annual air show, which had a practice run-through on Friday, will be shortened Monday and will be determined by the weather and cloud cover.
State officials said everyone who was supposed to perform over the weekend will fly Monday, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Lt. Col. Kevin DiFalco from Thunderbird 7 said his team was disappointed about the cancellations and would do anything to put on a show for New Yorkers.
"It's very important for us to bring the community together. Coming out of this pandemic, we know how important it is for people to take every opportunity to get out in the community and do things that feel more normal, and this is one of them, and so we're really lucky to perform tomorrow," DiFalco said.
Along with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Geico Skytypers, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolts and more will also take to the skies over Jones Beach.
State officials said they will be accepting parking passes that were valid for both Saturday and Sunday.
The show will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and they added there will be enough room for spectators to practice proper social distancing.
"We're going to spread people out into the flats, what we call the open areas of the beaches. We are going to do everything to make sure that anyone coming down here is safe and healthy," Gorman said.


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