2010-05-21 / Community

Blue Angels Come To Jones Beach Memorial Day

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will present the United States Navy Blue Angels, the renowned Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, as headliners for the Bethpage Federal Credit Union 2010 Air Show at Jones Beach, now in its 7th year.

The Air Show will be held Memorial Day weekend 2010 at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, on Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Air Show is free to the public, but the standard $10.00 vehicle use fee will be collected each day upon entry to the State Park.

During the Air Show, the United States Navy Blue Angels will perform a Precision Demonstration over the Atlantic Ocean in front of the shores of Jones Beach State Park. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of spectators expected, all branches of the military will be present including the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

“Bethpage continues to be a strong supporter of the New York State Parks Department and all that it offers to Long Island,” says Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “For seven years, we have watched Long Islanders enjoy the excitement of the weekend and couldn’t be more pleased to continue to help make an event of this size and significance happen.”

This year’s scheduled performers include: United States Navy Blue Angels; Canadian Forces F-18 Demo Team; United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team; A-10 East

Demo Team; United States Air Force Heritage, 106th New York Air National Guard Air Flight Rescue Demo HC- 130/HH-60; Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle, Julie Clark, Matt Chapman – Embry Riddle, John Klatt – National Guard Reserve; GEICO Skytypers; Ed Hamill – Living the Dream; American Air Power Museum Warbirds; Warbirds Over Long Island; David Windmiller, Chuck Aaron – Red Bull Helicopter and Parachute Demo; Kirby Chambliss – Red Bull Race Pilot.

For additions to the performance schedule, please visit www.jonesbeachairshow. com.

Bethpage has also launched a dedicated Facebook Page www. facebook.com/jonesbeachairshow to share the many exciting events that take place leading up to and surrounding the show. Fans will also be able to participate in unique contests and promotions, as well as share their experi- ences with this historical Long Island event.

Additional sponsors include Tri- State Volkswagon Dealers, Newsday and Long Island Radio Group.

“Each year, Long Islanders are treated to one of the largest air shows in the country, headlined by some of the most elite pilots in the world. Their commitment to excellence, pride and precision is an inspiration to us all,” says Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “That is why so many groups come together, year after year, to orchestrate the operational and logistics of this inspiring event including the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, all of the military and civilian performers, Bethpage’s staff and volunteers, American Airpower Museum, and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.”

For more information about the Air Show, contact the New York State Parks Department Regional Office, Recreation Department at 631-321-3510 or visit www.jonesbeachair show.com, visit Bethpage at www.lovebethpage.com, or become an Air Show Facebook fan at www.face book.com/ jones beach airshow

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