Annual Air Show Flies into Town

This air show celebrates 100 years of Marine Corps aviation

By Josh Kranzberg
|  Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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You can check out a free air show on Saturday featuring planes that flew during World War II. News4's Megan McGrath has more on what you can expect to see at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County.

Megan McGrath

You can check out a free air show on Saturday featuring planes that flew during World War II. News4's Megan McGrath has more on what you can expect to see at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County.

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That roaring sound you heard Thursday? Oh, it’s just the legendary Blue Angels, no big deal.

The high-flying daredevils arrived in the Washington area on Thursday.

They were preparing for their appearance at the annual Joint Service Open House and Air Show at Joint Base Andrews.

Along with the Blue Angels, the Golden Knights parachute team will show off their skills this weekend. There will also be dozens of vintage military planes on display.

Every branch of the military will be represented at the air show, which also marks the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps aviation.

Friday is open only to the Department of Defense and school groups. The air show opens to the public on Saturday. Admission is free for all, and there’s parking available at FedEx Field as well as shuttles to and from the air show from the parking lots.

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