MCAS Cherry Point Air Show Takes To The Skies

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Plug your ears, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready for the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, taking to the skies starting Friday.

The MCAS Cherry Point 2014 Air Show, Inspiration to Innovation takes off Friday through Sunday in Havelock.

This year's show will feature performances from the Black Diamond Jet Team, the Joint Strike Fighter, Radio Active and more, including fireworks and live music.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday with aircraft taking flight between 6:45 p.m. through 10 p.m.

The show continues Saturday and Sunday with gates opening at 8 a.m. and flying from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Admission and parking are free. WITN is proud sponsor of the event.

For more information on the event, go to: MCAS CHERRY POINT 2014 AIR SHOW


Revised Air Show Schedule

Gates will open to the public May 16 at 5 p.m for the Friday nighttime show. Performances will begin at 6:50 p.m. and continue through the evening until the fireworks finale around 10 p.m. The updated Friday performance schedule is as follows:

6:50 p.m. Kevin Coleman (Extra 300)
7:02 p.m. Chris Avery (F4U Corsair)
7:15 p.m. Black Diamond Jet Team (L-39)
7:45 p.m. 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
7:59 p.m. Black Daggers Parachute Team
8:07 p.m. Opening remarks
8:13 p.m. AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6)
8:27 p.m. Fighter Jets Inc. (MiG-17)
8:40 p.m. Dan Buchanan (hang glider)
8:52 p.m. OTTO (TH-55 helicopter)
9:08 p.m. Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar
9:18 p.m. Bill Leff (T-6)
9:33 p.m. Black Daggers Parachute Team
9:44 p.m. F/A-18 Hornet fly-by and Wall-of-Fire
9:55 p.m. Fireworks

Gates will open to the public May 17 and 18 at 8 a.m. for both the Saturday and Sunday daytime shows. Performances will begin at 10 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. after the F-35B Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) demonstration. The updated Saturday and Sunday performance schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
10:14 a.m. Black Daggers Parachute Team
10:25 a.m. Opening remarks
10:31 a.m. AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6)
10:37 a.m. Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar
10:47 a.m. Hubie Tolson (SU-26)
11:00 a.m. Dan Buchanan (hang glider)
11:12 a.m. Chris Avery (F4U Corsair)
11:53 a.m. Radio Active (RC Flying Lawnmowers)
12:10 p.m. AV-8B Harrier
12:23 p.m. Kevin Coleman (Extra 300)
12:35 p.m. Panchito (B-25)
12:47 p.m. Black Daggers Parachute Team
1:08 p.m. AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6)
1:23 p.m. OTTO (TH-55 helicopter)
1:39 p.m. MV-22 Osprey
1:52 p.m. Fighter Jet Inc. (MiG-17)
2:05 p.m. PEDRO (HH-46E)
2:16 p.m. Bill Leff (T-6)
2:31 p.m. Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar
2:42 p.m. Black Diamond Jet Team
3:03 p.m. MAGTF demonstration (mixed USMC aircraft)
3:34 p.m. Legacy flight (F4U Corsair, mixed USMC aircraft)
3:48 p.m. F-35B Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter)

Immediately following the conclusion of the Saturday daytime show, a free concert featuring local singer, Bryan Mayer, will start at 4:30 pm. and end around 5:30 p.m.


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