Jones Beach Air Show - 2018

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  1. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    As the snow from the last Nor'easter is still melting in my yard, my thoughts turn to warmer weather and the upcoming boating season.

    The Jones Beach Memorial Day Air Show is once again fast approaching. The Blue Angels will be taking their turn as headliners for the show (they alternate with the Air Force Thunderbirds). So far, we have several boats planning to spend the weekend in Zach's Bay, for what has become an annual ritual. Anyone interested in joining in on the festivities?
     
  2. tonykdr

    tonykdr Member

    77
    Dec 9, 2015
    Huntington NY
    2003 Meridian 411
    Cummins 5.9 6BTA
    If the weather and generator cooperate his year, I’m in.
     
  3. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    I might join everyone this time..... When does everyone usually go... Friday into Saturday or Saturday into Sunday? Never seen the show before.... Do they fly right overhead, Do you hear them?
     
  4. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    314
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    I might come before the lockout sat morn
     
  5. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Lockout?
     
  6. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    314
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    I think an hour or so before the show there’s no more in or out of Zach’s Bay until after the show ends
     
  7. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Sounds great. I, and a few other boats, try to arrive Friday evening and stay straight through Monday. Some of the boats that are traveling from New Jersey or Connecticut arrive Saturday morning, after spending the night on the hook at an anchorage near the Statute of Liberty (Southern end of Liberty State Park that I believe has a boat ramp).

    It is a great show! The Blue Angels can get directly over our heads on some of the turns, almost to the point that you can see the pilot in the cockpit.

    This is from the airshow in 2014:

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    This one is from 2016:
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    As you can imagine, that close they can get load.

    In answer to the other questions, yes, they do close Zach's Bay during the show.

    They have also in the past imposed a no wake zone between the Meadowbrook and Wantagh Bridges after several hours after the show (I am pretty sure they did this after the airshow and also after the 4th of July fireworks).

    Some shows, we have had a few boats rafted up for the weekend:

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    It would be great to get a big raftup going for the weekend, so let me know and we can start planning it out.
     
  8. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    harold, as much as we've loved the show in the past years i think were going up the Hudson River this time. i'd be surprised if that changed. but ENJOY THE WEEKEND
     
  9. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    You will be missed! Enjoy your trip. We will make plans to meet up sometime this season.
     
  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    We usually go every year and raft up with a couple of friends and hope to do it again this year.
    Look for us.
    We don’t stay overnight because of other commitments on Memorial Day weekend, opting instead to arrive before 9:00 AM before it gets crowded and staying until 5:00-6:00 after the rush leaves.
     
  11. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    I'll keep an eye out for you. If you see us, give us a shout. We usually keep channel 68 on the VHF on. We should have me, Zuzu's Petals II, and at least three other CSR members rafted together, Vice Aversa, Paisley's Playpen and Knot for Sail.
     
  12. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Let the countdown begin! 10 days to go!
     
  13. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Harold as you know we’re back in. (Weather permitting)
    Looking forward to seeing the gang again.
     
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  14. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Oakland, NJ
    2004 42 Sundancer
    Hydraulic platform
    Cockpit air
    KVH M3
    450hp Cummins
    Your going?? Well then I’m not going.... Well probably not... Well maybe...
     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Larry, where’s the new boat pics????
     
  16. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Then I’m definitely not going
     
  17. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Wow Russ, that’s 2 posts now that you show no love for me. I’m getting a complex.
     

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