Previewing the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show and what you can expect to see

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CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WNCT) — This year’s Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show features Ospreys, fighter jets, some brand new aircraft debuts and the headliner — the United States Navy Blue Angels.

The show will run Saturday and Sunday at Cherry Point. It will also include performances from Marine Corp Aircrafts like the USMC F/A-18 and the F-35B Lightning II, which can fly faster than the speed of sound.

The audience will see the mini-jet known as the JSX-2, which can climb 11,000 feet in one second.  

“We’re actually debuting two new aircrafts this season … the F/A-18E Super Hornet, and the C-130J Super Hercules,” said Major Frank Zastoubil, a left wingman for the Blue Angels.

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Officials say many more surprises are in store, and it all leads up to an iconic Blue Angels performance. Much of the show is dedicated to active-duty military and veterans.

Gates open at 8 a.m. and the show starts at 9 a.m. on both days. It will continue through Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but all vehicles will need to register for a free vehicle pass online.

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