The return of the Ocean State Air Show!

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QUONSET, R.I. (WLNE)- The famous “Ocean State Air Show” will be making its return on June 25 to 26 after more than a year off due to the pandemic.

The show will include several military and civilian performances such as,

The United States Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor

The United States Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier

The Rhode Island National Guard’s C-130J 

Blackhawk Combined Arms Demonstration

“The Air Show has been a favorite summertime tradition for three decades, and I am excited to hear that it will return to Rhode Island skies after a three-year hiatus,” said Governor Dan McKee. “I thank the National Guard for hosting the Air Show for so many years, and for collaborating with AirDotShow to bring the Air Show back under challenging circumstances. The Air Show has always been a good family event that brings business to the Ocean State, and I look forward to welcoming performers and spectators alike next June.”

Due to deployment and the pandemic, the National Guard has not been able to participate, this year they will return and host performers out of Quonset Air National Guard Base, with a STEM event for local students planned for January 24.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to engage with our community and demonstrate the joint capabilities of the Rhode Island National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Christopher Callahan, the Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard. “This exciting new endeavor will elevate the show from a local event to an Air Show that can be enjoyed anywhere in the world while continuing the great heritage, history, legacy, and experience of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show.”

This year the AirDotShow will be hosting and livestreaming the event which will take place at Quonset State Airport.

Tickets will be available and sold in advance beginning President’s Day weekend, they can be found here.

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