Once again, the Salute from the Shore flyover will take place on Saturday, July 4. This is the 11th annual event when the F-16s and C-17s, as well as some private planes, will be flying over the entire coastline of South Carolina. One of the most interesting ones will be a privately owned P-51 Mustang dubbed “The Swamp Fox,” a single-seat fighter plane and bomber successfully used during World War II and the Korean War.
They will be flying from Cherry Grove, SC, (near Myrtle Beach) to Beaufort, SC. The planes should be overhead at the Charleston Harbor at 1:16 pm for the F-16’s and 1:32 pm for the C-17’s. Past experience tells us that these times may not be exact and the planes don’t always come right after each other. This year it may be different!
To read the article from The Post and Courier about this event, click here.
(Image credit: File/Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis./U.S. Army)