I never been to one but I have a plan to get some shots without going to the show . There may be pratice runs before the event this weekend (may 23,24) Maybe a mini meet up if we can make the same day or spot. This is what I'm thinking of doing. I want to hit at least one day of practice at jones beach and or go to the airport to get up close. I hear there are spots to scout around the outside of the airport to get some take offs and landings. A better option is to hit the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport and check out the action from there. Has anyone done this for this event?