Warbird Thunder Airshows

Warbird Thunder Airshows provides an a 12-minute airshow performance featuring the North American SNJ Texan, a former WWII Navy Advanced Training Aircraft.

Two SNJs performing beautiful formation aerobatics offers a great spectator experience due to the aircraft’s large physical size, beautiful radial engine sound, and the fantastic smoke presentation.

The SNJ was nicknamed “Ol Growler” because of its distinct deep and throaty roar – nothing else sounds like it. Warbird Thunder’s formation aerobatic routine is fast paced and entertaining. The two aircraft perform formation loops, aileron rolls, barrel rolls, and Cuban Eights, but also separate bringing more excitement with opposing aerobatics before rejoining for the final maneuvers.

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Mike Goulian

Michael Goulian is one of North America’s most decorated aerobatic pilots and recognized aviation professionals. Throughout his 30-year career, Goulian has devoted himself to excellence in the air, and in business. Growing up at his family’s flight school, Michael learned at an early age those values that have defined his career: hard work, dedication and an unwavering focus on the pursuit of perfection.

Michael Goulian is a multi-disciplined aerial demonstration pilot. Beginning his career in the competitive world of aerobatics, Goulian earned the distinction of becoming one of the youngest pilots to ever win the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at the age of 27. His signature air show performance combines the heart-stopping gyroscopic tumbling of modern display flying with the crisp, aggressive, demands of precision competition aerobatics.

In 2006, Goulian joined an elite group of pilots competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Competing as Team #99, Goulian and his team are engaged in a battle of technology, skill, and execution against 13 of the world’s fiercest competitors.

In addition to his air show and air racing credentials, Michael Goulian is a Certified Flight Instructor. A firm believer in scenario-based training, Goulian is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), and regularly traverses the country in a Cirrus SR-22, delivering talks to aviation groups designed to increase the awareness of safety and proficiency amongst the general aviation pilot community. He owns and operates Mike Goulian Aviation in Plymouth and Bedford, MA, as Authorized Cirrus Training Centers.

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Farmingdale State College Aviation

Farmingdale State College Flying Rams will fly five of their 22 college-owned aircraft in a show opening fly-by and racetrack flight path over air show center. This year’s performers are all recent graduates who are now employed by the college, working as Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) and building the necessary hours for them to go to airlines.

The Farmingdale State College Aviation Center is a unique part of the SUNY system and is located only 8 miles from Air Show Center. Farmingdale awards a BS in Aeronautical Science, Professional Pilot, or Aviation Administration. The flight program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and flies its own fleet of aircraft.

Pictured from left to right: John Schneider, Sean Fromann, Matthew Schweit, John McNeur, Christopher Cercone, Brianna Rogati

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American Airpower Museum Warbirds

History flies this Memorial Day weekend as the American Airpower Museum Warbirds once again take to the skies over Jones Beach! In a salute to our veterans and our very own Long Island residents’ historic role in the Nations Arsenal of Democracy, the museum’s Legends of Airpower flight will perform its pass and review to the delight of the air show crowd. The Warbird performance will conclude with a precision aerobatic demonstration of one of the museum’s legendary WWII Fighters, honoring our Air Force’s Heritage and all those who have served, past and present!

The American Airpower Museum will be open all Memorial Day weekend so you can see these legends of American Airpower up close on our flight line! For more information, be sure to go to or call us at 631-293-6398. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date news!

The American Airpower Museum Warbirds’ air show performance is made possible by support from:

Cockpit USA – Made in the USA Aviation and Heritage Apparel ( and Newsday – Your eye on Long Island.

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The Skytypers Airshow Team is a team of 5 North American SNJ aircraft flown by highly experienced Warbird pilots, many of whom flew in the military. The team has performed at large shows throughout the country for over 20 years. The performance and its narration pays tribute to the history of the aircraft and the tactical maneuvers they were designed for in the military. Their demonstration is an exciting collection of max performance precision maneuvers designed to be pleasing to the spectators as well as to explain their purpose.

In addition to their air show performance, the Skytypers may be most famousIMG_3165 for their skytyped messages in the sky. Known as the world’s largest text messages, skytyping is 17 times faster than skywriting and produces a letter every four seconds. The messages are as tall as the Empire State Building and can extend up to 8 miles in length. These billboards in the sky are visible from up to 15 miles in any direction or nearly 400 square miles.

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David Windmiller

David was only 14 years old when the flying bug hit him, and he began taking lessons at a small airport on Long Island. On his 16th birthday he took his first solo flight. At 17, he started aerobatics without any training before he even had his pilot’s license. That speedy ascent is literally and figuratively what David Windmiller is all about.

Now 48, David still soars in his own rarified atmosphere. Ever since his first air show appearance in 1991, Windmiller’s popularity has been rising year after year—turning more and more eyes to the skies, anxious to see what he comes up with next.

When he takes off in the world’s #1 aircraft for aerobatics, the Zivko Edge 540, David thrills spectators with seemingly impossible feats that keep his peers and his fans in awe. Equipped with a custom built project engine of Teledyne, thrust to weight ratio over 1:1, Windmiller’s plane has a tremendous amount of power to perform aerobatics. Combined with the piloting expertise and fearless exploits of Windmiller himself, the result is one of the greatest shows off earth.

Windmiller’s years of experience include flying aerobatic competitions in the category of unlimited (the toughest of all) since 1994. In 1999 he earned a spot on the United States Aerobatic Team. During his three years as a valued team member, David flew in the 2000 World Championship in France, finishing fourth in freestyle competition.

A resident of Melville on Long Island, New York, Windmiller is based out of Republic Airport in Farmingdale and sponsored by “The Waterfiller” personal water purification system.

Besides being a daredevil, David’s feet are firmly planted on the ground. He is in the real estate business, married to a native New Yorker who fortunately supports his flying addiction, and is the proud father of five great children.

Photo by LSB Photography

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