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Thread: 2016 Jones Beach Air Show, May 28 - 29th

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJK View Post
    Anyone have a schedule of when each of the performers will be over the beach for tomorrow?
    9:50-10:00am SUNY Farmingdale Flyers
    10:00 - 10:10 Golden Knights
    10:10 - 10:30 AAM Warbirds
    10:31 - 10:56 Brietling Jet Team
    10:57 - 11:07 Matt Chapman
    11:08 - 11:33 F-16 & USAF Heritage Flight (F-16, F-35, P-51)
    11:34 - 11:40 106th ANG flyby
    11:41 - 11:53 David Windmiller
    11:54 - 12:34 Snowbirds
    12:35 - 12:47 Sashquatch
    12:48 - 13:13 Golden Knights mass jump
    13:14 - 13:39 Gieco Skytypers
    13:40 - 13:55 Sean Tucker Oracle
    14:00 Blue Angels

    What effect last nights tragedy will have on the AAM warbirds is unknown.

    This is the anticipated schedule
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    A sad start to the Memorial Day weekend...


    The P-47D Thunderbolt "Jacky's Revenge" crashed into the Hudson River last night, killing the pilot, 56-year-old Bill Gordon. The plane belongs to the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, and was taking part in a publicity shoot for this weekend’s Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach. The pilot brought the plane down in the Hudson Rover, making a successful crash landing, but couldn’t get out of the safety harness and was dragged underwater along with the plane.

    RIP Bill


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    Just an awful tragedy!! Hopefully they make an announcement at the air show and have a moment of silence!! Maybe one of the teams will fly a Missing Man formation!! Didn't know the pilot but as an aviation enthusiast and having seen that aircraft flying numerous times it's just very sad!! Condolences to his family and friends and all his colleagues at the AAM!!

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    From the American Airpower Museum's Facebook Page:

    To our FB Friends,
    The Large and extended family of the American Airpower Museum suffered a tragedy on Friday. An extraordinary pilot who understood the powerful message our aircraft represent in telling the story of American Courage and Valor died after bringing our P-47 Thunderbolt to a forced emergency landing in the Hudson River. Bill Gordon was a nationally respected Pilot in our Warbird Community and we are honored to call him one of our own. The FAA and appropriate agencies will determine the reason for the inflight emergency and accident therefore please understand that as a result we will limit our public statement at this time. For the Past 16 years the Thunderbolt has been a potent symbol of our museum, a keystone to our public presentations here and throughout the north east. It is our commitment to Bill, our fraternity of pilots, docents, and ground personnel that our mission will continue, our focus undiminished in presenting these historic aircraft to the new generation so that they better understand our nation's fight to preserve and protect our freedoms. The Museum will stay open this Memorial Day Weekend, we will stand down from Jones Beach airshow operations today and will perform a salute and missing man tribute to our dear friend and pilot Bill Gordon today with the help of our fellow Jones Beach airshow performers. In doing so we keep alive the spirit of what we all hold dear. Our concern right now is making sure the family of our fallen friend, pilot, and colleague is cared for, and our extended Airpower Museum Family. We dedicate the remainder of the weekend's flying in Bill's honor.
    Thank you for your support, and sympathies.

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    Did the heritage flight already perform?

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    I was @ the beach today. They did the show out of the order listed. There were no warbirds. Geico did a missing man formation. The announcer asked for a moment of silence during the missing man formation, and the entire beach was silent. It was a nice tribute. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Did the heritage flight already perform?
    The schedule changed for the HF today and was actually performed later on in the show around 1PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB1500 View Post
    I was @ the beach today. They did the show out of the order listed. There were no warbirds. Geico did a missing man formation. The announcer asked for a moment of silence during the missing man formation, and the entire beach was silent. It was a nice tribute. RIP

    Thats why I said it was tentative.

    Rob Reider is the announcer, his 12th year I believe doing this show.

    They announced at at the show beginning that the AAM warbirds were standing down today. Even though it was anticipated I left it in the schedule just in case.

    Geico Skytypers closed their performance with a missing man formation
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    Blue Angel # 10 departed off of Runway 19 at 5:30 climbing to the SE

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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    Actually FDNY Divers have the plane secured to one of their Marine Units
    The plane looks pretty intact and sits now on the end of the barge of the Downtown Heliport. Will be there a few days before being sent down to Delaware according to the news report I just saw.

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    Anyone know BA #5 returned early this afternoon instead of with the team ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Blue Angel # 10 departed off of Runway 19 at 5:30 climbing to the SE
    BA#10 is that Fat Albert ' call sign?
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Anyone know BA #5 returned early this afternoon instead of with the team ?
    BA#5 had mechanical issues and went directly back to FRG after the show.
    As Gerard posted, Fat Albert ( BA#10) departed at 5:30 to go pick up parts
    and I heard it should be returning around 9PM tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Blue Angel # 10 departed off of Runway 19 at 5:30 climbing to the SE
    10? That right? Oh that's Bert.

    they had been having mechanical issues all weekend. They have changed plane numbers several times and have been doing work on the Tarmac quite a bit. At one point yesterday here were two 1s and the two seater went from 7 to 2 and I think 5.
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    I was saddened to find out the news of P-47 Thunderbolt "Jacky's Revenge" forced emergency landing in the Hudson River and the fate of pilot Bill Gordon. Bill Gordon expertly landed the P-47 on the water / saving the aircraft for future generations / whether it fly's again or is on static display. Thank You & GodSpeed Bill Gordon.






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