The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach went completely virtual to celebrate memorial day.
The air show normally lets spectators watch the display from the ground with occasional introduction and explanation of certain aircraft. The virtual show was given the normal flyover view but also included views inside the cockpit, on the wings, and above the planes flying. The show also gave background descriptions of notable aircraft and pilots. (RELATED: New Yorkers Apparently Can’t Stop Having Sex In Public)
The show contained footage from previous air shows as well as new footage of planes that were never seen by onlookers. There were also quick videos from sponsors such as radio stations and news organizations thanking everyone for their service and wishing people a safe memorial day. The in-person show was cancelled due to fears of coronavirus, despite the beach opening this weekend to those following social distancing guidelines.
“Until next year, where we will be back together again, at the beach and on the boardwalk,” Rob Reider, the airshow announcer for all Bethpage airshows, said in the virtual celebration, “I’ll say God bless you, and God bless America.”