McEntire plans air show Oct. 10, 11

Next weekend, the S.C. National Guard will host Air Ground Expo '09 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.

The event, Oct. 10 and 11, marks the first air show and open house at the base in a decade, according to a news release from Richland County.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. both days, with demonstrations beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

The Air Ground Expo will feature jumps by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, a fighter jet demonstration by the East Coast F-16 Viper demo team, F-22 Raptor flyover and a tactical demonstration by a S.C. Army National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

There will also be more than 100 ground displays of military equipment from past and present.