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Yuma Airshow takes flight tomorrow!

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The 58th Annual Yuma Air Show is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 9 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma.

On Saturday, our Yuma skies will once again be filled with daring pilots performing extreme maneuvers over our community.

Yuma Air Base opens its doors to the community for the 58th Yuma Air Show.

“This is about giving back to the community, inviting everyone, showing them what these planes do, getting everyone interacting, and building on our relationship and how the airbase relates to the community. “This is an opportunity to understand if there is a need for it,” he said. Col. Jared Stone, Yuma base commander.

Col. Stone said Yuma Airfield is the center of space for Marine Corps Aviation and this is a chance for them to show it off.

This event attracts locals as well as visitors from all over the country who can go to the base and see the planes up close.

“There are static exhibits, planes parked for people to look at and maybe even climb on top of, and other ground weapons systems and classic cars and things like that, and all kinds of aviation stuff. You can spend a whole day watching it. It's a demonstration,” Colonel Stone said.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and the show kicks off at 10:30.

“So we're very excited and we're expecting about 20,000 people to come to the air show tomorrow. Gates open at 9 a.m. and admission is free. All Yuma and El Centro areas. We welcome everyone to come and watch the air show,” said Col. Owen VanWyck, Yuma Airfield COMMMSTRAT director.

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