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Plans are developing for the airshow planned for Liberty County's new airport June 13-15.
Nine acts have been lined up and more are negotiating.
Event planners are now working on securing a jump team from the Army's 101st Screaming Eagles and flybys by military aircraft.
The West Coast Demo Team of F-15 tactical fighters from Air Combat Command is one recent addition to the show's attractions. These aircraft can fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and speeds of 1,875 mph.
Soldiers and their families will be special guests at the airshow and the event is intended to put Liberty County and Midcoast Regional Airport at WAAF on the map.
Fort Stewart and county officials are coordinating the airshow with Airport Business Solutions, the fixed base operator at Midcoast. ABS employs an internationally known airshow impresario, Bobbi Thompson who plans events all over the world.
Thompson said 20,000 people may turn out for the event, adding, "An airshow has something for everyone.
"It's a wonderful family event for kids of all ages, like a picnic, church social and carnival while you have breathtaking aerobatics overhead."
The joint management board, which operates the airport, will meet on April 3 and further information is expected then.
Airshow performers lined up thus far include the Aeroshell Team, Iron Eagles, Cabanas Aerobatics, GK Airshows, Gary Ward Aerobatics, the Alabama Boys and Squirrel Cage.

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