Bethpage Air Show cancels remainder of Saturday show due to severe weather

The Bethpage Air Show was canceled midway through on Saturday afternoon due to forecasted severe weather.

"Due to forecasted thunder storms and unsafe weather conditions for the pilots and spectators, the remainder of the #BethpageAirShow at Jones beach has been canceled for today, Saturday, May 28," Bethpage Federal Credit Union said in a tweet Saturday afternoon

"Yeah it's a little disappointing, we just got here," one spectator said. "But what are you going to do? You have to be safe."

The airshow got off to a bumpy start as poor visibility forced some planes to be grounded.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels had been expected to perform for the first time in four years on Long Island on Saturday. 

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Rehearsals were canceled on Friday due to poor weather conditions, but organizers are expected much better weather on Sunday. 

Officials did warn beachgoers and boaters to dress for the weather but also the water.

"The weather is improving however remember the air temps are warm but water temps are hovering in the 50s," said Mike Vega, Chief of Response with U.S. Coast Guard’s First District.

Other performers set to take flight this weekend include the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team and the F-35C Lightning II.

"They’ll do those loop-de-loops and crazy stuff you’d be amazed the planes can even do it," said George Gorman, Regional Director with NYS Parks.

And for anyone concerned about large crowds and public safety - police share this message:

"We can ensure you, we have well over 100 uniform members working down here//whether it’s ATVs, bikes, K9, drones, camera feed, rest-assured this will be a safe event," said Major George Mohl with the NYS Police.