Inaugural Wings Over Myrtle Beach to Host Blue Angels, F-16 Viper

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"We couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to host an air show on the same runways previously utilized by the U.S. Air Force".

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2018 show from May 5-6 and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2019 show from May 4-5. Military and civilian aerobatic aircraft will perform during the two-day weekend of April 28 and 29, 2018, at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management, said the show could become an annual event at the airport. The six demonstration pilots fly F/A-18 Hornets in more than 30 shows at various locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ numerous same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays from their inaugural 1946 season.

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The Air Force Thunderbirds are set for June 16-17, 2018 and the Navy Blue Angels for June 15-16, 2019 (the Navy Blue Angels).

Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, was grinning following Monday's confirmation, "We are thrilled to help bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach". The Blue Angels have been a mainstay of graduation week at the U.S. Naval Academy for years, and flew over Baltimore as part of the 2012 and 2014 commemorations of the War of 1812. The New York Air Show is a wonderful community event, which celebrates the air power of the American military.

More details about the air show are expected at a later date. Those seeking the most up-to-date information for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show should follow the event's Facebook page for announcements.