Official at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union say the federal government's sequestration budget cuts won't stop its famed air show at Jones Beach in May.
The budget cuts could impact all aspects of the U.S. Military’s participation in air shows across the country beginning April 1, 2013, including teams scheduled to perform at this year's Memorial Day weekend show at Jones Beach.
But Bethpage officials announced that the show 10th anniversary show will go on with a world class lineup of civilian performers as well as a second- time appearance by the Royal Canadian Air Force Supersonic F18 Demo Team.
Performances by the Geico Skytypers, John Klatt, David Windmiller, the Warbirds and Sean Tucker among many others will wow audiences with their fast paced maneuvers and unique capabilities, Bethpage organizers say.
In a statement, the Bethpage-based credit union said: "Each year, the air show greatly contributes to the Long Island economy bringing in millions in revenues. As we continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the show will certainly help kick off the summer tourism season and help draw air show enthusiasts and fans back to our beautiful beaches following the storm."
The American Air Power Museum, Republic Airport and Jones Beach are still expected to draw large crowds to celebrate the 10th anniversary show, officials said.