The Blue Angels are coming back to KC in 2019

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

The Blue Angels will fly across the Grand Strand skies in 2018 in their first Myrtle Beach airshow in more than a decade, promoters announced Monday. 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 Navy's high performance flight team released its 2019 schedule and the Oceana Air Show is not included in the lineup.

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).

John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management, said the show could become an annual event at the airport. WOMB will mark JLC Airshows' third time hosting the Blue Angels inside of 13 months. "We've analyzed the past airshows, and built on airshows in the past".

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The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron and are the Air Force's Ambassadors in Blue. The crash happened during practice the day before the Great Tennessee Air Show was scheduled to begin. Advance tickets, sponsor, and exhibitor information will be available at http://wingsovermyrtlebeach.com by mid-December.

"The opportunity to bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach is fantastic news and should be an exciting community event", said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports.

Brenda Little, spokesperson for JLC Airshows, added that "a host of world-class aerobatic and warbird performers" will be announced in the coming weeks.

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