Updated 05/06/2012 11:49 AM
U.S. Navy Blue Angels take to the sky for Cherry Point Air Show
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MCAS-CHERRY POINT — Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to see all of the high-flying action for themselves.
A variety of aircraft filled the skies above MCAS-Cherry Point. Ivar Winberg from Sweden and said he is impressed by the show.
"This is the first time I've seen something like this. Like a Special Ops team and this kind of airplanes. We don't have this in Sweden," said Winberg.
The Army's Black Daggers sailed through the clouds and parachuted down toward a sea of spectators. Sgt. Jeffery Inman of the Black Daggers, said every jump is a thrill.
"Jumping is kind of like when you put your hand out of a car window, only that sensation and maneuverability, you kind of get that all over your whole body," said Inman.
Along with aerial acts the military also had vehicles, weapons and aircraft on display. Lance Cpl. Harrison Amora-Truscott said it is a great chance to show visitors the opportunities that the military offers.
"We're going to give them insight, let them know that this is open if you want to this is a career opportunity whether you chose to do it for four years or you chose to retire on it," said Amora-Truscott.
The stars of the show, the United States Navy Blue Angels, swept past the flight line while they performed jaw-dropping stunts and maneuvers which impressed the crowd.
"It's awesome. If you've never seen it, you need to see it, those guys are fantastic. They know what to do. It keeps you on your toes, when they come in behind you, you don't know their coming, all the noise, I love it,” said attendee Hank Ramsay.
The show continues on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 4. The Blue Angels will perform for the grand finale.