Thursday, 14 May 2009 10:57
As part of the Memorial Day weekend air show slated for Jones Beach, Republic Airport, Farmingdale, will be hosting the United States Air Force precision demonstration team, the Thunderbirds and their Canadian counterparts, the Snowbirds. Their aircraft will begin to touch down at Republic the morning of Tuesday, May 19 and then operate throughout the rest of the week. Their activities are expected to produce an unusual amount of jet noise as their military aircraft apply full power for takeoff.
Other military jet aircraft are also expected to arrive during the week. The Thunderbirds will perform over Jones Beach on May 23 and 24 as featured aircraft in the Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Airshow at Jones Beach that honor our active duty servicemen and women and our nation’s veterans.
Children should be informed of the aircraft’s arrival and purpose so that they are not startled by their flight into the region, the jet noise they produce or their anticipated flights to and from south shore.
During their stay, the Thunderbirds will be based at Republic Airport’s terminal, off Route 110. The public may view the Thunderbirds F-16 aircraft from the airport terminal. Other military aircraft, including the Snowbirds, a B-17, a Soviet Mig, and others, will be based at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport adjacent to New Highway on the northeast side of the airport.