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Bethpage Air Show ends early Saturday due to unsafe weather conditions

Inclement weather cancels Saturday's session of Bethpage Air Show
Inclement weather cancels Saturday's session of Bethpage Air Show 00:32

JONES BEACH, N.Y. -- Saturday's storms first delayed and ultimately cancelled the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

Initially, the low visibility was the problem, and later it was the heavy rain and lightning.

Attendees were evacuated from Jones Beach as the weather got worse.

"The sun came out. We got our sunscreen on, started playing some music. Then they said, sorry folks, gotta clear the beach, gotta try it another day, I guess," show attendee Brandon Lacey said.

Flight fans will get another chance to watch the show Sunday. It's continuing as planned started at 10 a.m. 

Due to forecasted thunder storms, lightning, and unsafe weather conditions for the pilots and spectators, the remainder...

Posted by Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show on Saturday, May 28, 2022

As many as 300,000 people are expected to attend. Officials are promising a safe and secure event. 

"The toll plazas leading into Jones Beach were eliminated years ago. So you go right to the parking field. If you monitor the park app and the Bethpage Air Show app, you'll see what parking fields are open and you just go to those parking fields and there are minimum delays," said New York State Parks Regional Director George Gorman. "It's a great day for us to honor our veterans, honor our military and honor those who have fallen in service to their country."

The elite U.S. Navy Blue Angels are headlining for the first time in three years.  

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