Beachgoers on Hilton Head’s South Forest Beach paused from soaking up the sun and splashing in the surf on Tuesday to watch a parade of military aircraft pass overhead during the 8th annual Salute from the Shore.
In the annual Fourth of July event, South Carolina-based Air Force planes make a run down the coast, starting at 1 p.m. at Cherry Grove, S.C., just north of Myrtle Beach and concluding at Hilton Head Island.
At 1:28 p.m., a pair of F-16 fighter jets from the 20th Fighter Wing at Sumter’s Shaw Air Force Base zoomed over Hilton Head’s South Forest Beach to shouts and cheers from beachgoers. The F-16s were followed about 25 minutes later by a giant C-17 out of Charleston.
The annual flyover is organized by the nonprofit organization, Salute from the Shore, Inc.