SC Air Force base celebrates history of aviation

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Army's Golden Knights are both part of the celebration of aviation, past and present at a South Carolina Air Force base.

Officials at Shaw Air Force Base say the celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The Thunderbirds will be performing several dozen intricate flight maneuvers, formations and solo demonstrations. The team flies the F-16, which is also flown by active duty Air Force squadrons based at Shaw.

The Golden Knights will put their airborne acrobatics on display as they conduct precision maneuvers while falling at speeds up to 120 mph.

Several dozen present-day and historical aircraft are part of the show's celebration of aviation.

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