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  1. Yeah, the Thunderbirds departed on RWY 6 at...

    Yeah, the Thunderbirds departed on RWY 6 at 11:30, the (3) Growlers departed on RWY 24 at 12:50,
    and the C-17 for the Thunderbirds from McChord departed on RWY 6 at 1:30 from ISP yesterday!
    As of...
  2. Newsday reported that the estimated crowd on Sat....

    Newsday reported that the estimated crowd on Sat. was 100,000 and on Sun. it almost doubled as the beach and boardwalk
    drew a capacity crowd of 192,000 and I saw the State Police even had to close...
  3. Thunderbirds Sneak Pass compilation video from...

    Thunderbirds Sneak Pass compilation video from Sunday

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RoHaMfXsA0
  4. Friday Practice show and Growlers arrival at FRG...

    Friday Practice show and Growlers arrival at FRG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKDwIOKKC5E
  5. Hats off to Jake 24 for his great video coverage...

    Hats off to Jake 24 for his great video coverage going back and forth between FRG, ISP and Jones Beach
    this week catching arrivals, departures, practices and shows and posting them on Youtube!...
  6. Read in the comments of Jake24's video that...

    Read in the comments of Jake24's video that apparently T-Bird #6 had a bird strike on Saturday just before the Finale and returned to ISP right away.
    I guess the Suffolk police were just being...
  7. It was a good show and the weather was perfect....

    It was a good show and the weather was perfect. The 2 ship Growler Demo really brought the noise and it was
    very cool seeing the F-35B Demo for the first time in person, especially when it was ...
  8. Growlers did a break to land around 7:20 tonight...

    Growlers did a break to land around 7:20 tonight at FRG on RWY 32. Unfortunately there was some last minute
    RWY changes by the Control Tower that really messed things up trying get any decent shots...
  9. Not sure about Sat. and Sun. schedules but these...

    Not sure about Sat. and Sun. schedules but these are the approximate times the Demo teams flew today:
    Thunderbirds Diamond practice from 10:10 to 10:50
    Growlers Demo around 11:40
    F-35B Demo...
  10. Also, forgot to mention they have a Blackhawk...

    Also, forgot to mention they have a Blackhawk helicopter and Apache Helicopter already set up
    on static display in front of the West Bath house at Jones Beach also which was very cool to see!!
  11. Thunderbirds did a nice job with their circles...

    Thunderbirds did a nice job with their circles down at the beach at 5:00, and you couldn't have asked for better weather !!
    BTW, on my way out to the parking lot just after 6:00 I saw 2 Growlers fly...
  12. The F-35B's just got cleared to land on Rwy 6 at...

    The F-35B's just got cleared to land on Rwy 6 at ISP
  13. FYI - Heard the USMC F-35B Demo team is due into...

    FYI - Heard the USMC F-35B Demo team is due into ISP around 2:30 today.
  14. I believe T-Bird#8 has arrived over Long Island...

    I believe T-Bird#8 has arrived over Long Island cause I just heard a very loud jet on the south shore in the direction of Jones Beach !!
  15. Just talked to the AAM and they're expecting 2...

    Just talked to the AAM and they're expecting 2 Growlers into FRG on Thurs. between 4:00 - 6:00PM at FRG.
    Remember they're traveling cross country from WA state with probably 2 fuel stop overs so...
  16. Good catch! Hopefully the rest of the team...

    Good catch!
    Hopefully the rest of the team arrives around the sametime on Thurs. inorder to make the 5:00 TFR at Jones Beach also!
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    If you're in NYC this morning keep an eye out...

    If you're in NYC this morning keep an eye out for a E-2 Hawkeye aircraft and three F-18 Super Hornets conducting a flyover from the Verrazzano Bridge to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge today at...
  18. The Thunderbirds also used Republic in 2007, and...

    The Thunderbirds also used Republic in 2007, and I'll never forget the flybys over FRG with the B-1s that year also !!
    The good old days at Republic in 2007 on Air Show weekend >>>
    ...
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    A new press release on the New York Fleet Week's...

    A new press release on the New York Fleet Week's website also included these USMC Helicopter landings at 2 High Schools on Long Island this week:
    Here's the link: 2023 Media Kit (militarynews.com)
    ...
  20. I'm sure the biggest reason comes down to MONEY...

    I'm sure the biggest reason comes down to MONEY of course and military budgets also. Look what happened to Air Shows back in 2013 with the US Budget Sequestration
    when the Thunderbirds, Blue Angels...
  21. Yeah, sadly, the good old days of Air Shows...

    Yeah, sadly, the good old days of Air Shows getting many military demo teams and a bunch of warbirds
    too are pretty much gone forever unfortunately, except for maybe at Oshkosh and Sun N Fun!
    I'm...
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    Sticky: FYI - There are 2 USMC MV-22 Ospreys from...

    FYI - There are 2 USMC MV-22 Ospreys from VMMT-204 parked on Atlantic's ramp right now across the street from Wendys on Rte. 109.
    Not sure if they're just visting for a day or so or if they're part...
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    2023 Fleet Week New York Schedule of Events

    Here's the link for the Fleet Week New York Schedule of Events from May 24th - 30th
    Fleet Week New York | Schedule of Events (militarynews.com)

    Here's the Nassau County link for the Fleet Week...
  24. FYI - I saw the FAA posted the TFR (Temporary...

    FYI - I saw the FAA posted the TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) for the Jones Beach Show
    and the air space over the beach will be closed on Thurs., May 25th from 5:00PM - 5:45PM
    and then daily...
  25. Yeah, the F-18 pilots arrived around 1:45 and...

    Yeah, the F-18 pilots arrived around 1:45 and they finally took off at 3:20 on RWY 14.
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