NY Ranger rides with the Thunderbirds

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LONG ISLAND — One local professional athlete got the ride of his life ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

Anthony Bitetto, who plays defense for the New York Rangers, was invited to take a ride on an F-16 Thunderbird fighter jet this past Friday ahead of the holiday weekend.

Born and raised in Island Park, Long Island, and a lifelong fan of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Bitetto said he jumped at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For the first time ever, the air show will be held on Memorial Day after being rained out both Friday and Saturday. Bitetto said he’ll be in attendance.

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