Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to perform at 2018 and 2019 OC Air Shows

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule

The announcement of the show itself was big news to the residents along the SC coast as the first air show in over a decade is now official with a huge headliner.

Recently announced at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, the Fort Lauderdale Air Show will host the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels at the upcoming 2018 and 2019 events.

The U.S. Air Force and Navy's elite jet demonstration teams will be invading Ocean City for the 2018 and 2019 OC Air Shows.

The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show will be held April 28 and 29 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

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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 US each year, where they still employ numerous same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays from their inaugural 1946 season.

"The New York Air Show has had a positive impact on Orange County since we brought it back in 2015", Neuhaus said. WOMB will mark JLC Airshows' third time hosting the Blue Angels inside of 13 months. "We always welcome effective partnerships, in this case with Horry County, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, JLC Airshow Management, and of course the many talented performers".

The dates for the New York Air Show at Stewart Airport for 2018 and 2019 have been set along with the headlining acts for both years.

Advance ticket and exhibitor information will be available mid December on the Wings over Myrtle Beach website.

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