The Jones Beach Air Show will once again include the American Airpower Museum’s “Arsenal of Democracy” warbirds.
The museum’s fleet of iconic and meticulously restored military aircraft participating in the Memorial Day Weekend event will include a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop transport, Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber, P-51D Mustang Fighter, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Fighter, and two AT-6 Texan trainers. In addition, two FA-18 Super Hornet Growlers will once again be in attendance, subject to other military commitments.
For those who can’t make it to Jones Beach for the air show, people can get a glimpse of the museum’s aircraft as they take off towards Jones Beach and later, as they return to Hangar 3 at Republic Airport on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, or they can watch them practice in preparation for the show on Friday, May 27.
American Airpower Museum President Jeff Clyman said the goal for the three-day event at the museum is two-fold.
“To honor the men and women of the ‘Greatest Generation’ who built, maintained and piloted the iconic warbirds of yesteryear, in a bold defense of freedom during World War II, as well as active-duty military, reservists and national guard who continue this mission to our present day,” Clyman said.
The American Airpower Museum opens at 10 a.m. each day of the Memorial Day Weekend. There is no additional charge to see the aircraft on practice days or on show days. Museum admission for adults is $20, seniors and veterans $15 and children 5 to 12 are $10.
For more info visit: americanairpowermuseum.org