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Military aircraft parked in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend airshow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

When the Military Comes to Town: Local Air Show Kicks Off Summer Season

Every year, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park marks the official start of summer for downstate New Yorkers. Now in its 16th year, the air show, commonly referred to as the Jones Beach Air Show, is traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend with low and high-flying aircraft welcoming summer with a bang. As with any air show, military aviation typically takes center stage, with almost every branch represented both current and historical, as well as a contingent…

Aircraft Siblings: Boeing Jets Built for Both Commercial and Military…

While it has become easy to notice a Boeing 737 or Airbus A330 given its popularity with airlines, some might not know that the same production line that produced a Southwest Airlines 737-800 produced a military model of the same jet. In this two-part series, we will look into several…