Thunderbirds Confirmed for 2013 Jones Beach Airshow

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 10th Anniversary Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach taking place on Saturday, May 25, 2013 and Sunday, May 26, 2013.  This will be the legendary demonstration squadron’s fourth appearance at the show.  They always put on a terrific performance, and are fun challenge to photograph.  

The announcement was also made that the United States Navy has committed the F18 Super Hornet to appear at this year’s show and the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will be included in the lineup as well.  

“As we continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, this is great news for Long Island,” said Bethpage Senior Vice President Linda Armyn.  “Each year the Bethpage Air Show brings millions of dollars into the Long Island region, and for this coming season especially, the show will help give a much needed boost to our local economy as we kick off the summer tourism season.

Almost 400,000 spectators chose last year’s 9th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach as their Memorial Day holiday weekend destination.

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For more airshow images captured at Jones Beach, check my "Defying Gravity" gallery.  

Chris Corradino