The 2017 Bethpage Air Show will take place on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th at Jones Beach State Park from 12pm-5pm each day. Now in it’s fourteenth year, the show will be headlined by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Other performers include:
- United States Army Golden Knights
- 106th Air National Guard Rescue Wing
- Sean D. Tucker (Team Oracle)
- Matt Chapman (Embry Riddle)
- John Klatt Airshows (“Screamin Sasquatch”)
- GEICO Skytypers
- American Air Power Museum Warbirds
- David Windmiller
- SUNY Farmingdale Aviation
According to LIBN, “The show will feature a tribute by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Fallen Warrior Sgt. Anthony L. Mangano of Long Island, who was killed in action in 2006 while deployed in Afghanistan. As part of the honor, the Thunderbirds will place Sgt. Mangano’s name on Thunderbird Jet No. 1 during the show for a tribute performance.”
Hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders and their families and friends visiting the area for Memorial Day weekend flock to Jones Beach for this annual show. In 2016, the show turned out a crowd of 405,012 viewers in attendance. Although there is no entry fee for the show, there is a $10 vehicle fee in effect for all parking around Jones Beach. In addition to the air show, there will also be military recruiters present from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Air National Guard, and Coast Guard.
For those visiting the area for Memorial Day weekend or to attend the air show, let the Holiday Inn Westbury be the Long Island hotel that you choose as your host! We offer 152 newly renovated guest rooms with all the amenities needed to ensure your stay is pleasant and comfortable. Enjoy LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar, our brand new 24-hour market, weekday courtesy shuttle within 5 miles of the hotel, complimentary Wi-Fi, a beautiful garden courtyard & swimming pool, 24-hour business center & fitness center, and Avis-Budget Rental on site. All that the Nassau County, Long Island area has to offer is at your doorstep when you stay with the Holiday Inn Westbury.
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