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Photo Highlights: Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team brings in the American flag to open the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach this Memorial Day weekend as hometown hero, stunt pilot David Windmiller of Long Island, flies rings around the flag. © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com

A capacity crowd of 181,000 turned out at Jones Beach State Park for the 2022 Bethpage Air Show on Sunday, May 29 (after the Saturday show was all but cancelled due to poor weather).

Viewers were thrilled to see The United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team making their 16th appearance at Jones Beach, military performers including the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor, the U.S. Navy F-35C Tac Demonstration Team, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the 106th Rescue Wing NY Air National Guard HC – 130 / HH 60 Demonstration Team.

Three World War II planes from The American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale circled over the crowd including a Douglas C-47, a supply and troop transport plane with stripes on its fuselage so allies knew not to shoot it down. The others were a British Curtis P41 Warhawk and a P-51 Mustang © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

They witnessed the daring do of Jessy Panzer, a renowned female aerobatic pilot, flying for her second time at Jones Beach in a bi-plane; three of the American Air Power Museum’s flying fleet of Warbirds; the SUNY Farmingdale State College Flying Rams; Long Island’s own David Windmiller; and Mike Goulian, the most decorated aerobatic pilot in North America.

The US Navy’s F-35 © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
If one US Navy F-35 is exciting, two are thrilling © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
Mike Goulian, the most decorated aerobatic pilot in North America performs at the Memorial Day weekend Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, Long Island © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
Jessy Panzer, a renowned female aerobatic pilot, flying for her second time at Jones Beach in a bi-plane © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
Long Island’s own David Windmiller performs at the Memorial Day weekend Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, Long Island © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
The Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Also, the world-famous Skytypers, who are based at Republic Airport (and basically invented and patented skytyping) demonstrated thrilling combat maneuvers in their flight squadron of five vintage WWII aircraft.

The Skytypers, based out of Republic Airport on Long Island, perform in every Bethpage Jones Beach Air Show © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
The Skytypers, based out of Republic Airport on Long Island, perform in every Bethpage Jones Beach Air Show © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
The Skytypers demonstrate combat maneuvers at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, Long Island © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Skytypers demonstrate combat maneuvers at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park, Long Island © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Skytypers, based out of Republic Airport on Long Island, fly World War II era training planes © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

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