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Blue Angels to fly over ‘K-Bay’ this weekend

The U.S. Navy flight team the Blue Angels will be the featured
performers at the Kaneohe Bay Air Show this Saturday and Sunday at
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.

The Blue Angels will be flying F/A-18 Hornet aircraft and
demonstrating the refinement of skills possessed by all naval aviators.
There will also be demonstrations by the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules
support aircraft, known as “Fat Albert.”

The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) will demonstrate a combined
offensive, including simulated explosions and a wall of fire.

The air show will also offer static displays of vintage and modern
aircraft, food booths and a carnival midway, featuring rides, games and
more, for the kids.

“This event is important to us because it’s a great opportunity to
say thank you to our neighbors across Oahu, while showcasing the pride
and professionalism of Hawaii Marines and Sailors,” said Col. Eric
Schaefer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii commanding officer.

The event is open to the public and general admission is free.
Premium seating is available for purchase now at military ticket
outlets, including all Information, Tickets & Travel offices at
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The gates open to the public at 9 a.m. on both days. Security restrictions will be in place.

The only people who will be allowed to utilize the Mokapu Road Gate
(commonly referred to as the back gate) during the air show on Oct. 17
and 18 are Marine Corps Base Hawaii base residents or those who have a
vendor/performer/promoter pass. All others—regardless of whether they
possess a military or Department of Defense civilian identification
card, are active duty or are a retiree—will be turned around and told to
enter through the main gate at the end of H-3.

(For more information, visit www.kaneohebayairshow.com.)

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