MCAS Air Show – Cherry Point – This event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Date(s) - Friday - May 1, 2020 - Sunday - May 3, 2020
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MCAS Cherry Point


MCAS Cherry Point Air Show: May 1-3, 2020

The Cherry Point MCAS Air Show is in Havelock, North Carolina. The Air Show will include flight demonstrations by the Navy Blue Angels, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Hubie Tolson Aerobatics, an F-22, an F35B Lightning II, and an AV-8B Harrier. Ground activities include the 2nd Marine Airwing Band, a Marine ATV, a 7-ton MTVR, an AH-1W attack helicopter, an AV-8B Harrier, Abrams M1A1 tank, CH-53E heavy lift helicopter, F/A-18 Hornet, HUMVEE, KC-130J, USMC LAV-25 (light amphibious vehicle), M777 artillery piece, MQ-21 drone, MV-22B Osprey, UH-1Y (Huey), etc.

The motels in Havelock are full for the MCAS Cherry Point Airshow. Bettie Anne and I are going to stay at the Springhill Suites in New Bern. Rooms are filling fast so anyone wishing to go to the airshow should make reservations immediately. We are staying both Friday and Saturday

Tentative Itinerary

May 1
Meet/depart in Scotts Hill (location TBD).
Arrive at Springhill Suites in New Bern.
Meet in motel lobby and depart for dinner.
Depart motel for Cherry Point (MCAS) for those attending Friday night events. Gates open at 5 pm and show ends at 10 pm. (Times TBD)

May 2
Meet for breakfast at 6:30 am (free buffet breakfast at SpringHill Suites)
Depart motel for Cherry Point MCAS (7:30am).  Gates open at 8:00 am.
Air Show ends for the day at 4:00pm. Return to New Bern or to Wilmington if you’re not staying Saturday night
Meet/depart motel for dinner at 5:30 pm


May 3
Meet for breakfast. You’re on your own after breakfast. Some of us will tour New Bern and return to Wilmington in the afternoon.

Note: Times are approximate and may be impacted by traffic. Details will be forwarded to participants as we get closer to the event.

Tom & Bettie Anne West

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