If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC you can see the Blue Angels this month. The Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort is hosting the Navy's famed Blue Angels demonstration flight team as well as Beaufort's Candace Glover at its April air show.
The two-day event is set for Saturday and Sunday April 11 and 12. eaufort's commanding officer Col. Peter Buck says everyone is welcome to the free event.
The show features Glover, the rhythm and blues singing champion from the 12th season of "American Idol."
A Marine Air Ground Task Force is demonstrating the Corps' unique warfighting capabilities. Observers also will be able to view the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Marine Corps' newest aircraft based at the air station.
A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Demonstration pilots, the Events Coordinator, Maintenance Officer and Flight Surgeon serve two years with the squadron. The other officers typically serve three years with the team. Blue Angels officers return to the fleet after their tours of duty.