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Thunderbirds salute aviation history in Charleston

Source: Alex Kreitman Source: Alex Kreitman
Source: Alex Kreitman Source: Alex Kreitman

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Air Force's famed Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team is flying high over the skies of Charleston during a tribute to aviation history.

Joint Base Charleston spokesman Thomas Kistler says gates for the air show open Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.

The Thunderbirds were scheduled to perform hundreds of air ballet moves while flying inches apart.

A trio of reenactments has been scheduled to simulate air maneuvers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Jimmy Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo and the air battle over the Pacific island of Midway.

Visitors are also able to view 30 aircraft on ground display as well as other military equipment exhibits.

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