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    2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Memorial Day Weekend
    Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th
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    WILL INCLUDE THE BLUE ANGELS AND F-22 DEMO TEAM , SEE YOU THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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    Re: 2008 JONES BEACH AIR SHOW -- THIS MONTH MARCH

    PRAYING the F-22 stays in FRG. :!: :!: :!:

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    F-22 demo! Sweet! I was hoping we'd get that last year, but alas, only as a static display at the McGuire show (which, for anyone who doesn't already know, is the weekend after the Jones Beach show this year). It's one of my favorite shots, but I wanna see it flying!
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Current lineup:

    Announcer: Rob Reider

    Military Participants

    US Navy Blue Angels
    US Army Golden Knights
    F-22A Raptor Demonstration

    Civillian Participants

    Sean D. Tucker
    Ed Hamill
    John Klatt
    Geico Skytypers
    American Airpower Museum
    Warbirds Over Long Island
    Yankee Air Museum B-17
    Commemorative Air Force B-24

    As usual, I'll be keeping my blog-style website on the show up-to-date with the latest info. Link is in my signature.

    Another visitor to keep an eye on: The V-22 Osprey will be in the area to do flybys at Fleetweek. Hopefully, someone can coax them over to this side of the East River for a little bit.
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Quote Originally Posted by GrummanFan
    Commemorative Air Force B-29
    :shock: :shock: :shock:
    Is she flying again?

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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Can't wait, I'm graduating on the 23rd and driving home just in time! I'm just bummed I won't be around for the arrivals.

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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    i'll be there, but probably hanging out in the Team Oracle pit. would love to see a B-29 flying!
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    I'll be there finally! Hope to meet up with many of you!
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    From their website http://www.cafb29b24.org/index.html
    Great News!
    For Immediate Release

    The Cavanaugh Flight Museum (“CFM”) and the Commemorative Air Force (“CAF”) announced today a Cooperative Agreement that will put the world’s only airworthy B-29 back in the air. Jim Cavanaugh has pledged $1.2 million sponsorship for the re-engine project of FIFI, the CAF’s world famous B-29. “This sponsorship, together with additional donations from CAF members, should go a long way towards completing the project of putting FIFI back in the air again,” said Stephan Brown, President / CEO of the CAF. “Fundraising for FIFI by the CAF will continue, as we still have other restoration maintenance to perform, but Jim Cavanaugh’s generosity will get us a long way down that track,” Brown continued. Cavanaugh is the main financial support for the CFM and has been a long time benefactor of warbird projects and the CAF. “The B-29 played such a significant role in history that it is important that this airplane be preserved. Because of my close relationship with the CAF, I felt the need to get FIFI flying again,” said Cavanaugh.
    It doesn't say specifically when she will be back in the air, but it definitely looks like it will happen. Will it be in time for the air show? For some reason, I feel like it won't be, so I should probably change that until I get confirmation.
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Awesome. In years past, has this even been good for photos, lighting-wise?

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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy 28
    Awesome. In years past, has this even been good for photos, lighting-wise?
    At the beach is kinda meh, in my opinion. You can end up with a lot of haze, and since you're mostly facing south, the planes are basically backlit all day (definitely head-on and to one side, varying with the sun). Not to say that you can't get some good shots, but it's better to go to the beach to watch the show than to photograph it.

    IMO, Republic Airport (FRG) is the place to be. All day people are parked along the fences and you can get some really nice light with close access. You don't really get the routines, but the T-birds did a little show at the airport last year and I think the Blue Angels did something similar the year before. The downside is that you don't necessarily get everything, as the bigger stuff doesn't base at FRG; last year the B-1 only did the beach, and I think the F-15 demo was out of Southampton (at least two years ago). Fat Albert does FRG though.

    I'd love it if the F-22 stayed over at FRG!

    Edited to add:

    Here are my photos from last year to compare:
    * Sat, May 26, at Jones Beach
    * Sun, May 27, at Republic
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    [quote="pgengler last year the B-1 only did the beach,

    I'd love it if the F-22 stayed over at FRG!

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    Au contraire, a pair of B-1's did a couple of low fly-by's at FRG the day before the first show, and my camera was at Nikon for a cleaning :twisted: . If the F-22's stayed at FRG, well...you know, I'd be moist. lol
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    I am VERY fired up for the show this year, I might have a little contribution to it as well. Time will tell. 8)
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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    The light sucks....its that simple. The light is a$$ on in the morning and then nose on in the afternoon. Plus the crowds blow to...if you want to see the best part of the show go to the practice session on Thursday and Friday. The beach is empty and the practice session is generally longer then what you see on the weekend. I think hanging out on New Highway at FRG is far more enjoyable then the show itself. Bring a cooler a chair and a ladder and your all set. However for pictures if they don't go off early enough its backlit city but again IMO its more enjoyable then going to the beach. I enjoy the Labor Day weekend show better at FRG. This past Labor Day Moose and I sat in the parking lot at Airport Plaza and got some fantastic evening shots of the warbirds going in and out, plus some biz traffic, light was spot on to.

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    Re: 2008 Jones Beach Airshow

    Sweet a B-29 and an F-22!
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