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Martinsburg airport, 167th to host air show in 2012

December 20, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing will once again partner with the local community and Thunder Over The Blue Ridge Inc. to host the 2012 Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show and Open House, Airlift Wing officials said Tuesday.

The event, scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16, 2012, will be on the grounds of the 167th Airlift Wing at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, Shepherd Field in Martinsburg.

Next year’s open house and air show will center around a variety of military and civilian acts and displays while opening the base to the general public, according to a news release.

Organizers are in the preliminary stages of planning the event. Information will be made available as planning goes forward.

A pilot was killed in a fiery crash on the first day of the 2011 show. Officials canceled the rest of the show following the crash.

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