Jones Beach Air Show
The Jones Beach Air Show takes place at Jones Beach State Park each Memorial Day. It is a fun and exciting event and many families gather to see the Memorial Day Celebration. This year (2011) it was held on May 28th and 29th. Throughout the weekend there were a total of 273,000 people.
At the show there are amazing performances by the F-18 Super Hornet and the A-10 Thunderbolt. You can watch them perform tricks and stunts over the Atlantic Ocean!
During the day you can also tour current and vintage military aircraft.
Viewing the Show
When you are looking for a spot to watch the show, keep in mind that the center view is directly in front of the Jones Beach Water Tower and the planes will fly over the Atlantic Ocean.
It's best to get to the beach early so you can get a good seat before it gets too crowded. Otherwise you may be stuck in traffic.
The show starts early and the parking lots get full fast. Pack lightly because as it gets crowded near the show and any extra baggage that you have will get in the way.
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If you would prefer VIP treatment at the Jones Beach Air Show you can purchase tickets for the Jones Beach VIP Chalet. This is to avoid the crowds and is great if you are looking to host your family or friends in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
The benefits of VIP Tickets...
- VIP Parking - close to the VIP area
- A greeting and run down of the days events by the tent concierge
- You get a personal Air Show Souvenir
- A choice of sitting in the shaded tent or outside on a private beach
- Continental breakfast, a catered lunch, snacks, and beer or wine included
- Private restrooms
- Unrestricted flight viewing - located at flight line center
Admission to the show is fee, however there is a $10 parking fee. There will be food available at the beach through the regular concession stands.
The show will be loud so make sure you bring earplugs. You can go into any pharmacy or drug store for those.
This is a huge gathering, with a lot of security who will be checking bags. To make the day comfortable for you, pack lightly and bring sunblock, sunglasses, beach towel, and chairs.
To get more information, call (516) 785-1600.
Performances are by
- A-10 East Demo Team
- Air Show Bombers
- F-18 Super Hornet
- NY Air National Guard-Search & Rescue
- T-6 Texan II
- T-34C Turbomentor
- US Army Golden Knights
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