Thunderbirds set to take the skies in OC this weekend

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va – The Ocean City Air show is just days away and today the Thunderbirds landed in Wallops Island.

Standing out on the tarmac, you could feel the summer heat and hear the jets roll in and fill the sky with smoke. That’s just a glimpse of what you’ll see at this year’s Ocean City Air Show. The United States Airforce Thunderbirds will be there and Major Lauren Schlicting, call sign Threat on thunderbird 3 gave us a sneak peek.

“Hopefully we get in some high shows here so we can go over the top with loops and rolls and high bumpers,” says Major Lauren “Threat” Schlicting.

Looking up close at Thunderbird 3, you can expect to see:

“My name and my dedicated crew chief names are on there, they actually made that for me, for the jet. It’s an F16 single-engine, single-seat, fighter aircraft,” explains Major “Threat” Schlicting.

Air show officials tell us that this year’s event marks a special occasion.

“This is the 15th annual OC air show so we’re celebrating a milestone of sorts so we hope we get big crowds to help celebrate the big anniversary,” says Chris Dirato with the OC Airshow.

And for the little girls at home, that have big goals Threat says it best to follow your dreams.

“You can pretty much do anything you want if you, one,  work hard towards it and never give up and then just have a good village of people backing you up along the way,” says Major Lauren “Threat” Schlicting.

Chris Dirato with the Ocean City Air Show says it will be a great and fun time for families but there’s more that you can learn from the fun.

“We also want people to understand this is family-oriented, family-friendly oriented and parents can bring their kids out and educate them about whose protecting our freedom every day,” says Chris Dirato with the OC Airshow.

To check out the Thunderbirds and some of the other cool performances be sure to visit on June 10th and 11th.

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