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Off we go, into the wild blue yonder.....
Posted by Ellie
on 5/24/2019, 5:59 pm
With this being Memorial Day weekend, the annual Bethpage Air Show will be held Sat and Sun. at Jones Beach. We've learned that the best way to view it is on Friday when they do their practice runs. Short of going over to Jones Beach, the next best thing is to hop over to Republic Airfield where they are based. Not as spectacular, but many participants will do something a little unusual for the spectators who line the field watching them take off and land. It used to be an annual "must" for us but the weather has been uncooperative the last couple of years.
Doing nothing but sitting around today, the noise of overhead planes drew my attention and I realized it was the planes returning to Republic after their practice runs. Plopping myself down on my front porch I watched a procession of World War II planes, biplanes, precision planes, jets passing by. No tricks of course but every now and then the smaller planes would do a wing waggle. It was kind of cool.