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Year in Review: Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show delights thousands

The Blue Angels performed during the 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow in April. (Source:...
The Blue Angels performed during the 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow in April. (Source: WMBF News)
Published: Dec. 24, 2018 at 11:30 AM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The skies over Myrtle Beach became the stage for the spectacular Wings Over Myrtle Beach, the area’s first air show in 20 years.

Thousands of people rolled into the Grand Strand over a late April weekend for a show they would never forget, with attendance exceeding all expectations.

While spectators were enjoying that weekend looking up from the ground, it was also a special day for those in the air.

“I get to live a dream every day, not just here flying with the Blue Angels, but being in the Navy and flying airplanes," said Cmdr. Eric Doyle with the Blue Angels

Among the many performers, one team that stood out to the crowd was the GEICO Skytypers.

The crowd was in awe of the performance, which left many wondering how the six SNJ2s were able to align so perfectly, leaving perfect puffs of smoke to form messages in the sky.

The Skytypers left many messages in the sky over the Grand Strand that weekend. One was particularly special for those of at WMBF News – the station’s own call letters etched into the clouds.

Entertainment wasn’t the only reason people traveled to Myrtle Beach that weekend. Some came for the history of the dozens of planes that flew through wars and held soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.

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