The Air Show for everyone

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Our very own Marine Corps Air Station hosted nearly 100,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the Beaufort Air Show this past weekend. The show is designed to showcase naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along with all types of other aircraft. Plus additional presentations by the world famous GEICO Skytypers who are a flight squadron of six vintage World War II airplanes and is the only existing World War II civilian squadron flying today. The six vintage SNJ-2’s demonstrate low level precision flying and deliver aerial messages, known as Skytyping. Not to be outdone, civilians Patty Wagstaff, Mike Goulian, and Rob Holland performed acrobatic stunt flying that simply made your stomach drop and you began to mumble a constant, “wow, wow, wow…” Couldn’t have said it better.

Photos by Bob Sofaly and Molly Ingram