Festivals & Events
Take Off with “Wings Over Myrtle Beach” April 28 – 29, 2018
The Blue Angels are returning to Myrtle Beach with the inaugural 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach air show after a 10-year hiatus featuring jet and formation demonstration teams, aerobatics, vintage & war-bird aircraft, and ground demonstrations. Participating in this World Class event are USN Blue Angels, USMC C-130 Fat Albert Airlines, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, Class of 45 and USSOCOM Paracommandos Jump Team.
According to the hosts, the performer line-up exceeds the normal world-class air show standards. The air show will take place at the Myrtle Beach International Airport and JLC AirShow Management will be the official host.
“Horry County Department of Airports is excited to partner with JLC Air Show Management and welcome the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show to the Grand Strand,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. “The opportunity to bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach, SC is fantastic news and should 1be an exciting community event. The format of the air show, with the Blue Angels as the headliner, embraces the rich military heritage of our community.”
John Cowman, JLC AirShow Management President stated, “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. We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to host an air show on the same runways previously utilized by the U.S. Air Force. 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.”
The United States Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the Coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule at the 2017 International Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas. “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 their limit. The Blue Angels have traveled throughout the world performing before millions of spectators. The team’s flight demonstration is amazing and their involvement in local communities is inspiring.”
“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. “We always welcome effective partnerships, in this case with Horry County, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, JLC Airshow Management, and of course the many talented performers. This is another great attraction for tourists to enjoy in our area during the spring season.” (Press Release JLC Air Show Management)
This air show event will stretch over two days and there are opportunities for infield-style camping which will include seeing air show performers practice before the big shows along with War Bird rides and Kids Zone. Tickets for each day are adults, $25 in advance or $30 at the gate; youth 6-17, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; military, EMS, police and firefighters, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; children, 5 and under, free. Two-day and family tickets are also available. … For tickets: http://wingsovermyrtlebeach.com/tickets/
A great deal of hard work has gone into organizing this event and a top-notch staff of professionals and volunteers have been assembled to help execute this world-class event at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Put this on your Myrtle Beach Calendar of Events 2018 and enjoy the show!