JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Memorial Day tradition returned to the skies this weekend.
The Blue Angels are once again the main attraction at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Long Island.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators braved the somewhat chilly temperatures on Saturday to witness the glory of the high-flying stunts.
FA-18 Hornets flew at incredible speeds and only inches apart from each other.
« I actually thought it was amazing. Probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen a plane do, » said one fan.
« A lot of the things they’re doing, people don’t realize it’s very dangerous, but they come out and do it for us and I for one appreciate it, » said another spectator.
The show continues Sunday morning, with planes taking to the skies once more at 10 a.m.
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