Thunderbirds To Headline 2023 Air Show

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, have announced that the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 19th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach taking place on Saturday, May 27, 2023 and Sunday, May 28, 2023. This will be the demonstration team’s ninth performance at the Bethpage Air Show.

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform at the Bethpage Air Show in Long Island, New York, May 24, 2019. More than a quarter of a million spectators came to the beach throughout the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

“Last year, we were very grateful that the Thunderbirds changed their schedule to perform for us on Memorial Day, after the Saturday and Sunday weekend shows were rained out,” said George Gorman, Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  “Suffice to say, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the team back to Long Island for our 2023 show!” 

It was announced at the annual International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Convention that the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the United States Marine Corps F35B Lighting II will be performing, along with the world famous Skytpers, Long Island’s David Windmiller and Mike Goulian, North America’s most decorated aerobatic pilot.

“The Bethpage Air Show continues to be one of New York’s most treasured events,” said Linda Armyn, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “After 19 years, the pilots and performers, show organizers and fans have grown to become a big family. We look forward to organizing a very special show for our fans this year.”  

Additional 2023 performers will be announced shortly.

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