If you are planning to head to the beach on the Fourth of July, be on the lookout for the “Salute from the Shore” flyover. Beachgoers will be able to see F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base and C-17s out of Joint Base Charleston. The annual “Salute from the Shore” provides a unique opportunity for us to salute our armed forces while celebrating Independence Day on South Carolina beaches.
The planes start off from Cherry Grove just north of Myrtle Beach at 1:00 pm and travel down the coast to Beaufort, SC. The F-16s should be overhead at Seabrook Island at approximately 1:20 pm and the C-17s at 1:35 pm. Smaller and vintage planes will follow at slower speeds. Past experience tells us that these times may not be exact and the planes don’t always come in rapid succession.
Be patient, keep your eyes and ears alert, and wave your flags as they pass by!
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