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Fighting Falcon
01-21-2020, 01:09 PM
The 2020 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Thread
Hosted by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Title Sponsor: Bethpage Federal Credit Union

***CANCELLED, SEE EVERYONE NEXT YEAR!***

Event Details
Location: Jones Beach State Park
Address: Wantagh, NY 11793
Dates: Friday May 22nd (Practice Show), Saturday May 23rd, Sunday May 24th
Time: 10am-3pm
Radio Frequency: TBA
Cost: Free but there is a $10 parking fee for the Saturday and Sunday air shows.

***Latest BFCU Air Show News***
Updated 3/6, 1:50PM: Long Island native David Windmiller has been confirmed for this year's lineup!

2020 Confirmed Performers

US Navy Blue Angels
US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II
GEICO Skytypers
David Windmiller
...more performers will be added as they are confirmed
2020 Likely Additions

US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
Team Oracle: Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer
American Airpower Museum Warbirds
Farmingdale State College Flying Rams
Last Year's Attendance (2019):
301,000 attendees (total)
114,000 attendees (Saturday)
187,000 attendees (Sunday)

This thread will serve as the go-to for all things related to the 2020 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, the 17th annual show. Join the discussion and be sure to check back on this post, as it will be updated regularly to reflect the most up-to-date information.

Fighting Falcon
02-03-2020, 09:07 PM
PERFORMER UPDATE: The Geico Skytypers have confirmed their appearance at the air show again this year.

dekdawg21
03-02-2020, 10:19 PM
Excited to have the A-10 back!

Fighting Falcon
03-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Definitely! Brrrrt! :smile:

I just found one of my old programs from the 2007 air show that featured the A-10. Does anyone remember the last time the A-10 performed at Jones Beach? It had to be around 2010-2012, right?

Chris S
03-05-2020, 10:28 PM
Definitely! Brrrrt! :smile:

I just found one of my old programs from the 2007 air show that featured the A-10. Does anyone remember the last time the A-10 performed at Jones Beach? It had to be around 2010-2012, right?

I think the last time the A-10 Demo flew at the Jones Beach Air Show was back in 2011,
when the T-Birds couldn't make it that year because of their European Tour schedule.

Fighting Falcon
03-06-2020, 01:48 PM
I think the last time the A-10 Demo flew at the Jones Beach Air Show was back in 2011,
when the T-Birds couldn't make it that year because of their European Tour schedule.

Thanks Chris. 9 years, I'd say it's long overdue.

PERFORMER UPDATE: Bethpage FCU confirmed today that David Windmiller (Long Island native) is returning for this year's show.

Fighting Falcon
03-09-2020, 08:28 PM
The Blue Angels teased a photo of the new Fat Albert on social media earlier today. They mentioned that FA will be joining the team later in the spring, with no official date determined yet. Fingers crossed!

alberchico
03-30-2020, 08:27 PM
So at this point it's a safe bet that all Memorial Day events are going to be cancelled right ?

dekdawg21
04-04-2020, 11:55 AM
So at this point it's a safe bet that all Memorial Day events are going to be cancelled right ?

Hate to be a downer but hard to see how this happens if we haven't peaked yet. Shame too as it's likely the last time they'll be hear in the legacy hornets

RepublicAviation
04-15-2020, 11:56 AM
I think no news is good news at this point. If it does get cancelled, hopefully it's just a postponement and the Blues will start their schedule off with Jones Beach. I agree though, massive bummer if there's no show this year; I look forward to watching them take off from FRG every other year.

RepublicAviation
04-17-2020, 04:15 PM
I think no news is good news at this point. If it does get cancelled, hopefully it's just a postponement and the Blues will start their schedule off with Jones Beach. I agree though, massive bummer if there's no show this year; I look forward to watching them take off from FRG every other year.

Well, that didn't last long. Hearing the show is cancelled.

fk6065
04-17-2020, 07:43 PM
Show was officially cancelled today.

alberchico
04-17-2020, 07:44 PM
Yeah, I just got a Facebook notification that it's been cancelled. That also means Fleet Week is cancelled as well. The American Airpower museum really depended on those crowds to generate a huge chunk of revenue. Honestly at this point I would be not be surprised if the big July 4th fireworks show on the East river is cancelled as well to avoid those huge crowds.

dekdawg21
04-17-2020, 08:24 PM
Had a feeling seeing that they were already canceled through the weekend before. Shame, would have liked to have seen one last legacy Hornet show. Looking forward to 2022.

dekdawg21
04-17-2020, 08:24 PM
Yeah, I just got a Facebook notification that it's been cancelled. That also means Fleet Week is cancelled as well. The American Airpower museum really depended on those crowds to generate a huge chunk of revenue. Honestly at this point I would be not be surprised if the big July 4th fireworks show on the East river is cancelled as well to avoid those huge crowds.

Hopefully the can get the doc visit that was postponed in at least at some point.

Fighting Falcon
05-20-2020, 05:03 PM
Sad that things were cancelled this year, but let's look forward to next year! :biggrin:

Innes
05-26-2021, 12:22 PM
Anybody advice or have any information on the time the Thunderbirds will arrive at mcArthur airport.

ANITIX87
05-26-2021, 02:04 PM
Anybody advice or have any information on the time the Thunderbirds will arrive at mcArthur airport.
I suspect you meant to ask this in the 2021 Show thread, not the 2020 one. There's a bunch of info there.