Jets cheerleaders will be featured in the first-ever Flight Crew swimsuit calendar, the team announced today.
The 16-month calendar will showcase 2009 Flight Crew members on beaches in New York and New Jersey and will be available at all Jets Shop outlets in August. Photos of all 30 members of the 2009 squad selected this past weekend can be found at newyorkjets.com.
"I am very happy with the new squad," said Denise Garvey, in her third year as Flight Crew director. "It is important that the Flight Crew becomes a stronger cheerleading squad each year and we have done just that. The look of the team has developed into a glamorous group of young women."
Fifteen of the 30 members selected by Garvey and a celebrity panel of judges were on last year's Flight Crew. Assisting Garvey in the selection process were Jets safety Kerry Rhodes, WWE Diva Lilian Garcia, Bad Boy recording artist Donnie Klang, SNY Jets reporter Steve Overmyer, CBS Sports reporter Sam Ryan, and E! film critic Ben Lyons.
“I was impressed with the competitiveness and professionalism of all of the finalists,” said Jets safety Kerry Rhodes. “I believe we decided on a great team.”
"We are looking forward to taking the Flight Crew to new heights in 2009," Garvey said, "The swimsuit calendar is just the beginning."
Here are the 30 members of the 2009 New York Jets Flight Crew members (photos are on the Flight Crew home page at newyorkjets.com) divided into returning and first-year members and listed alphabetically by first name:
|Anne-Marie A.||Smithtown, NY||Amanda C.||Dunellen, NJ|
|Danielle B.||Holbrook, NY||Amanda P.||New York, NY|
|Gina G.||Kings Park, NY||Ashley G.||Clifton, NJ|
|Jennifer S.||Bellport, NY||Christie A.||Fair Lawn, NJ|
|Jessica S.||Iselin, NJ||Danielle C.||Monroe, NJ|
|Justine D.||Northport, NY||Jacqueline N.||Clifton, NJ|
|Laura D.||Bloomfield, NJ||Jasmine G.||Maplewood, NJ|
|Laura V.||Wantagh, NY||Jessica M.||New York, NY|
|Lauren P.||Staten Island, NY||Lauren Z.||Ridgefield, CT|
|Linda W.||Massapequa, NY||Michele R.||Glendale, NY|
|Mandisa N.||Jersey City, NJ||Mimi K.||New York, NY|
|Meredith G.||Medford, NY||Nicole P.||Saddle Brook, NJ|
|Michelle L.||New York, NY||Samantha C.||Staten Island, NY|
|Natalie F.||Aberdeen, NJ||Samantha L.||Norwalk, CT|
|Ryann M.||Massapequa, NY||Tia T.||Jackson, NJ|
About the Flight Crew: The New York Jets Flight Crew was created in 2007 to enhance the overall fan experience by infusing additional energy and enthusiasm into each home game. Members of the multi-talented, multipurpose entertainment team are dancers, athletes and active participants in the Jets community. Whether they are performing a choreographed dance routine or appearing at New York Jets charity events, every member of the New York Jets Flight Crew is committed to excellence and serving as role models for Jets fans across the globe.