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  • Air show organizers talk improvements for future events

    Air show organizers talk improvements for future events

    Monday, April 30 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-30 23:22:17 GMT
    Nearly 120,000 attended the air show (Source: WMBF News)Nearly 120,000 attended the air show (Source: WMBF News)
    Nearly 120,000 attended the air show (Source: WMBF News)Nearly 120,000 attended the air show (Source: WMBF News)

    From first responders to event organizers and volunteers, the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show took large team effort, with a crowd of 120,000. With an event this large there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Last weekend, almost everything seem to go right, from the weather to the show itself, but that doesn’t mean improvements can be made.

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    From first responders to event organizers and volunteers, the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show took large team effort, with a crowd of 120,000. With an event this large there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Last weekend, almost everything seem to go right, from the weather to the show itself, but that doesn’t mean improvements can be made.

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  • USAF Thunderbirds scheduled to appear at 2019 Myrtle Beach air show

    USAF Thunderbirds scheduled to appear at 2019 Myrtle Beach air show

    Monday, April 30 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-30 22:13:05 GMT
    (Source: USAF Thunderbirds on Facebook)(Source: USAF Thunderbirds on Facebook)
    (Source: USAF Thunderbirds on Facebook)(Source: USAF Thunderbirds on Facebook)

    The official website for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds lists on their 2019 event schedule for May 4 and 5: "Wings over Myrtle Beach." While the Grand Strand is penciled into their schedule, the organizer for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show said a second show for next year is still not set in stone.

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    The official website for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds lists on their 2019 event schedule for May 4 and 5: "Wings over Myrtle Beach." While the Grand Strand is penciled into their schedule, the organizer for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show said a second show for next year is still not set in stone.

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  • Market Common restaurants benefit from air show

    Market Common restaurants benefit from air show

    Monday, April 30 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-30 21:45:13 GMT
    Restaurants in the Market Common saw plenty of guests last weekend. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Restaurants in the Market Common saw plenty of guests last weekend. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)
    Restaurants in the Market Common saw plenty of guests last weekend. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Restaurants in the Market Common saw plenty of guests last weekend. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Restaurants at Market Common saw an increase in profits thanks to a busy weekend in Myrtle Beach.

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    Restaurants at Market Common saw an increase in profits thanks to a busy weekend in Myrtle Beach.

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  • Unused Saturday tickets to air show will be honored on Sunday, organizer says

    Unused Saturday tickets to air show will be honored on Sunday, organizer says

    Sunday, April 29 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-29 16:47:14 GMT
    68,000 people attended Saturday's air show. (Source: Ed Oliver)68,000 people attended Saturday's air show. (Source: Ed Oliver)

    Air show attendees who did not make it to the show Saturday can still use their unused hard copy paper ticket to go to the show Sunday, according to Rob Skelton, Operation Director JLC Air Show Management.

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    Air show attendees who did not make it to the show Saturday can still use their unused hard copy paper ticket to go to the show Sunday, according to Rob Skelton, Operation Director JLC Air Show Management.

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  • WATCH: Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show coverage on WMBF News

    WATCH: Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show coverage on WMBF News

    Saturday, April 28 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-28 21:11:22 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is here! Live coverage of the air show began on WMBF News at 7 a.m., and continued from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is here! Live coverage of the air show began on WMBF News at 7 a.m., and continued from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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  • WATCH: See the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Opening Ceremony here

    WATCH: See the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Opening Ceremony here

    Saturday, April 28 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-04-28 16:51:20 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show kicked off in spectacular fashion with a skydive, complete with American flag. The SOCOM Flag Jump kicked off the show Saturday at 11 a.m - watch it here.

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    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show kicked off in spectacular fashion with a skydive, complete with American flag. The SOCOM Flag Jump kicked off the show Saturday at 11 a.m - watch it here.

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  • The history behind the planes on display at Warbird Park

    The history behind the planes on display at Warbird Park

    Saturday, April 28 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-04-28 14:51:36 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    War Bird Park is home to three of the most iconic planes to call Myrtle Beach Air Force Base home. Donated to the city by the Air Force, these planes are used to help remind the community about the bases history here in Myrtle Beach.

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    War Bird Park is home to three of the most iconic planes to call Myrtle Beach Air Force Base home. Donated to the city by the Air Force, these planes are used to help remind the community about the bases history here in Myrtle Beach.

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  • Meredith rides shotgun in an L-39 military aircraft

    Meredith rides shotgun in an L-39 military aircraft

    Saturday, April 28 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-04-28 14:17:37 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News’ Meredith Helline got to ride shotgun in an L-39 military jet, built in the 1970s in Czechoslavakia, and pulled 5 Gs for the first time in her life.

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    WMBF News’ Meredith Helline got to ride shotgun in an L-39 military jet, built in the 1970s in Czechoslavakia, and pulled 5 Gs for the first time in her life.

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  • A look back at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

    A look back at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

    Saturday, April 28 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-04-28 13:43:51 GMT
    Before it was the Market Common, it was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. (Source: WMBF News)Before it was the Market Common, it was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. (Source: WMBF News)
    Before it was the Market Common, it was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. (Source: WMBF News)Before it was the Market Common, it was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. (Source: WMBF News)

    Activated on April 1st, 1956, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base came into existence. But, this land has had a military past starting over a decade before that.

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    Activated on April 1st, 1956, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base came into existence. But, this land has had a military past starting over a decade before that.

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  • A look back at the Wright Brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk

    A look back at the Wright Brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk

    Saturday, April 28 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-28 13:31:20 GMT
    A look at the sculpture at Kitty Hawk commemorating the historic flight. (Source: WMBF News)A look at the sculpture at Kitty Hawk commemorating the historic flight. (Source: WMBF News)

    While the sights out at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show are something to witness, just imagine what it must have looked like during man's first successful attempt taking to the skies. WMBF News traveled a few hours up the coast to Kitty Hawk to take a step back in aviation time

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    While the sights out at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show are something to witness, just imagine what it must have looked like during man's first successful attempt taking to the skies. WMBF News traveled a few hours up the coast to Kitty Hawk to take a step back in aviation time

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  • Residents find best spots for taking in the air show

    Residents find best spots for taking in the air show

    Friday, April 27 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-04-28 01:55:43 GMT
    Residents are finding unique places to watch this weekend's air show. (Source: WMBF News)Residents are finding unique places to watch this weekend's air show. (Source: WMBF News)
    Residents are finding unique places to watch this weekend's air show. (Source: WMBF News)Residents are finding unique places to watch this weekend's air show. (Source: WMBF News)

    Many people who don't have tickets for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show are wondering where they'll watch it.

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    Many people who don't have tickets for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show are wondering where they'll watch it.

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  • L-39 jet takes to the skies for ‘fastest sport on the planet’

    L-39 jet takes to the skies for ‘fastest sport on the planet’

    Friday, April 27 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-04-28 01:13:40 GMT
    The L-39 jet will be taking part in the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)The L-39 jet will be taking part in the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)
    The L-39 jet will be taking part in the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)The L-39 jet will be taking part in the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)

    There is only one L-39 jet at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, but it’s set to make an impression.

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    There is only one L-39 jet at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, but it’s set to make an impression.

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  • Behind the scenes tour shows WMBF prep ahead of air show coverage

    Behind the scenes tour shows WMBF prep ahead of air show coverage

    Friday, April 27 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-04-28 00:51:57 GMT
    WMBF News gets set for its nine hours of live coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF News gets set for its nine hours of live coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)
    WMBF News gets set for its nine hours of live coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF News gets set for its nine hours of live coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News’ main stage was taking shape Friday ahead of nine hours of live television coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show on Saturday.

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    WMBF News’ main stage was taking shape Friday ahead of nine hours of live television coverage from the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show on Saturday.

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  • Military history trolley tour provides a glimpse into the past

    Military history trolley tour provides a glimpse into the past

    Friday, April 27 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-04-28 00:21:11 GMT
    Kathryn Hedgepath leads the tour. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Kathryn Hedgepath leads the tour. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    The Market Common hosted a military history trolley tour Friday afternoon to give riders an inside look at the history of the area.

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    The Market Common hosted a military history trolley tour Friday afternoon to give riders an inside look at the history of the area.

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  • A CLOSER LOOK: Forecasting for the skies and impacts from weather on aircraft

    A CLOSER LOOK: Forecasting for the skies and impacts from weather on aircraft

    Friday, April 27 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-04-27 15:48:16 GMT
    Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)
    Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)Meteorologist Terry Lebo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (WMBF)

    With the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in town, the weather impacts above the surface are just as important as the weather spectators this weekend will experience at the surface.  For National Weather Service meteorologists, there’s a multitude of forecast scenarios that can cause travel headaches and sometimes cancellations. 

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    With the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in town, the weather impacts above the surface are just as important as the weather spectators this weekend will experience at the surface.  For National Weather Service meteorologists, there’s a multitude of forecast scenarios that can cause travel headaches and sometimes cancellations. 

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  • 'I get to live a dream every day' says Blue Angels Commander

    'I get to live a dream every day' says Blue Angels Commander

    Friday, April 27 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-04-27 12:30:43 GMT
    Commander Eric Doyle. (Source: WMBF News)Commander Eric Doyle. (Source: WMBF News)
    Commander Eric Doyle. (Source: WMBF News)Commander Eric Doyle. (Source: WMBF News)

    They're known for their symbolic blue and gold airplanes, the one and only U.S. Navy Blue Angels. We're inching closer until the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take the sky on April 28-29 for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow. The premiere military jets fly to the speed of sound and music in the air show.

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    They're known for their symbolic blue and gold airplanes, the one and only U.S. Navy Blue Angels. We're inching closer until the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take the sky on April 28-29 for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow. The premiere military jets fly to the speed of sound and music in the air show.

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  • Organizers of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow look forward to the future

    Organizers of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow look forward to the future

    Friday, April 27 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-04-27 12:18:36 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Retired Air Force veteran and President of JLC Airshow Management, John Cowman, is the man with the plan who brought this idea to life. He's already looking ahead to next year and said the line-up is set up all depending on this weekend's outcome.

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    Retired Air Force veteran and President of JLC Airshow Management, John Cowman, is the man with the plan who brought this idea to life. He's already looking ahead to next year and said the line-up is set up all depending on this weekend's outcome.

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  • 10 things to know about the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

    10 things to know about the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:26:16 GMT
    There are two paid lots available for parking at the air show - one at the airport, and another about 10 minutes away at the former Fantasy Harbor attraction. (Source: WingsOverMyrtleBeach.com)There are two paid lots available for parking at the air show - one at the airport, and another about 10 minutes away at the former Fantasy Harbor attraction. (Source: WingsOverMyrtleBeach.com)

    Before you head out to the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show this weekend, here are 10 things you should know about this exciting event.

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    Before you head out to the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show this weekend, here are 10 things you should know about this exciting event.

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  • Viewer-submitted videos show Blue Angels getting set for air show

    Viewer-submitted videos show Blue Angels getting set for air show

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:23:57 GMT
    Viewers filmed the Blue Angels flying across Myrtle Beach on Thursday. (Source: Julianne Constance Hill)Viewers filmed the Blue Angels flying across Myrtle Beach on Thursday. (Source: Julianne Constance Hill)
    Viewers filmed the Blue Angels flying across Myrtle Beach on Thursday. (Source: Julianne Constance Hill)Viewers filmed the Blue Angels flying across Myrtle Beach on Thursday. (Source: Julianne Constance Hill)

    The Blue Angels made their precision known as the jets took to the skies all across the Grand Strand ahead of this weekend’s Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. 

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    The Blue Angels made their precision known as the jets took to the skies all across the Grand Strand ahead of this weekend’s Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. 

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  • Blue Angels commander: Mission of air show goes beyond just entertainment

    Blue Angels commander: Mission of air show goes beyond just entertainment

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:44:37 GMT
    Blue Angels Cmdr. Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)Blue Angels Cmdr. Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)
    Blue Angels Cmdr. Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)Blue Angels Cmdr. Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)

    Ahead of this weekend’s Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, the commander of the Blue Angels gave a rundown of the preparations ahead of the event.

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    Ahead of this weekend’s Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, the commander of the Blue Angels gave a rundown of the preparations ahead of the event.

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  • Military aviation photographer excited for air show

    Military aviation photographer excited for air show

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-27 01:49:42 GMT
    Kevin Foy has been photographing military planes for about three decades. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)Kevin Foy has been photographing military planes for about three decades. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)
    Kevin Foy has been photographing military planes for about three decades. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Kevin Foy has been photographing military planes for about three decades. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Thousands of people are expected to watch as the Blue Angels take to the skies Saturday for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach air show, but there’s one fan who may be more excited than any other.

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    Thousands of people are expected to watch as the Blue Angels take to the skies Saturday for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach air show, but there’s one fan who may be more excited than any other.

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  • Air show, boat festival, soccer tournament will make for a summer-like weekend along Grand Strand

    Air show, boat festival, soccer tournament will make for a summer-like weekend along Grand Strand

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-04-27 01:26:55 GMT
    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is just one of the events expected to attract thousands to Myrtle Beach this weekend. (Source: WMBF News)The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is just one of the events expected to attract thousands to Myrtle Beach this weekend. (Source: WMBF News)

    It’s only April, but the next few days will probably feel more like a summer weekend along the Grand Strand.

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    It’s only April, but the next few days will probably feel more like a summer weekend along the Grand Strand.

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  • VIDEO: Raw interviews with Blue Angels commander and logistics specialist

    VIDEO: Raw interviews with Blue Angels commander and logistics specialist

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:05:24 GMT
    Blue Angels Commander Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)Blue Angels Commander Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)
    Blue Angels Commander Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)Blue Angels Commander Eric Doyle (Source: WMBF News)

    WMBF News had the opportunity to speak to two Blue Angels ahead of their performance this weekend at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. Watch our full interviews with Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Zetta Archie and Commander Eric Doyle here.

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    WMBF News had the opportunity to speak to two Blue Angels ahead of their performance this weekend at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. Watch our full interviews with Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Zetta Archie and Commander Eric Doyle here.

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  • Watch the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show Live on WMBF News!

    Watch the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show Live on WMBF News!

    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-04-26 19:39:50 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The world renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels take flight over Myrtle Beach, SC April 28 LIVE on WMBF News.  JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade and WMBF News will bring it to you LIVE!  The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at the Myrtle Beach International Airport will be broadcast on WMBF News from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28.

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    The world renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels take flight over Myrtle Beach, SC April 28 LIVE on WMBF News.  JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade and WMBF News will bring it to you LIVE!  The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at the Myrtle Beach International Airport will be broadcast on WMBF News from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28.

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  • Crews are preparing for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

    Crews are preparing for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-04-26 14:11:28 GMT
    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are the headlining performers at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are the headlining performers at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. (Source: WMBF News)

    Preparations are underway for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show happening this weekend, where the sky will be buzzing with action. This event will take off at the Myrtle Beach International Airport on April 28-29.

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    Preparations are underway for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show happening this weekend, where the sky will be buzzing with action. This event will take off at the Myrtle Beach International Airport on April 28-29.

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  • Running the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show falls to the 'Air Boss'

    Running the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show falls to the 'Air Boss'

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:22:59 GMT
    George Cline is the Air Boss. (Source: Michael Walter)George Cline is the Air Boss. (Source: Michael Walter)

    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is a very precise operation that requires very careful planning.

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    The Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show is a very precise operation that requires very careful planning.

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  • Parts of Kings Highway will be closed starting Thursday for air show

    Parts of Kings Highway will be closed starting Thursday for air show

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:56:19 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Parts of Kings Highway will be closed starting Thursday in anticipation for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show and other festivities this weekend at The Market Common.

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    Parts of Kings Highway will be closed starting Thursday in anticipation for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show and other festivities this weekend at The Market Common.

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  • Oceanfront Helicopters offer more than just fun rides

    Oceanfront Helicopters offer more than just fun rides

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:07:39 GMT
    Oceanfront Helicopters has provided helicopter rides for people since 2004. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)Oceanfront Helicopters has provided helicopter rides for people since 2004. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)
    Oceanfront Helicopters has provided helicopter rides for people since 2004. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Oceanfront Helicopters has provided helicopter rides for people since 2004. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Oceanfront Helicopters has taking people high in the sky since 2004. It’s become a popular tourist destination, but the helicopters aren’t used just for fun rides.

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    Oceanfront Helicopters has taking people high in the sky since 2004. It’s become a popular tourist destination, but the helicopters aren’t used just for fun rides.

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