Cherry Point books jet team to headline air show

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 06:12 PM.

Other performers are in the process of being lined up, and the air show will include static displays of aircraft and other entertainment as well.

The air show includes the Friday night show on May 14 as well as the two day shows on May 15 and 16. Admission and parking are free.

Meanwhile, the deadline for the air show theme contest is Feb. 14. Those interested must create a theme using six words or less. The winner receives an assortment of air show prizes, including a ride in one of the featured aircraft in the show.

To enter the theme contest or for more information on the air show, go online to

The show was originally canceled in December because of budget uncertainty but was reinstated about three weeks later when Congress agreed on a budget deal. The delay put the base behind schedule in organizing the event.

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