2021 Bethpage Air Show special presentation

Monday, May 31, 2021
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Watch highlights from the Bethpage Air Show 2021 practice day

NEW YORK -- Bad weather washed out the 2021 Bethpage Air Show on Saturday and Sunday but WABC-TV provided a special live stream.

WABC is a proud partner for the first-ever, live streamed Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

The 4-hour stream provided viewers a front-row seat to Friday's practice run, which is also available to view on Facebook.

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The real show did go on, though. For the first time ever, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach took place on Memorial Day to the delight of thousands of fans.

Among the performers this year:

Golden Knights

For over fifty-six years members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team have been marking the milestones of achievement and an evolution of excellence serving as "Ambassadors" of the Army's only official Demonstration team. The Golden Knights portray the image of being the most formidable parachuting competitors and demonstrators in the world today.

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration

These dedicated professionals assume the watch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year standing true to the Coast Guard's motto "Semper Paratus," which means "Always Ready."

United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft to be specifically designed for close air support of ground forces.

United States Air Force Thunderbirds

In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. Just six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force's official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name "Thunderbirds," influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for the first demonstration team. From these humble beginnings and this group of men, the Air Force Thunderbird legend was born.

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