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 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show will be held April 28 and 29 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
“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. “The format of the air show, with the Blue Angels as the headliner, embraces the rich military heritage of our community.”
John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management, said the show could become an annual event at the airport.
“The news of the Blue Angels participation sets our plans in motion to deliver exactly what we intended and has exceeded our expectations for the first annual event,” Cowman said.
“We began discussions with airport officials and local organizations in anticipation of hosting an air show. It was our collective goal to bring the top talent the industry has to offer, including a military jet demonstration team,” Cowman said.
The Blue Angels will perform in their six signature gold-and-blue F-18 Hornets known for their hard-charging demonstration of precision formation flying while pushing their aircraft to the limits.
In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be a host of world-class aerobatic and war-bird performers and other performers will be announced soon.
Advance ticket and exhibitor information will be available mid December on the Wings over Myrtle Beach website.
“We are thrilled to help bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “This is another great attraction for tourists to enjoy in our area during the spring season.”