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Coastal Carolina Air Show soars into Wilmington

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If you're looking for a thrill, look no further than this year's Coastal Carolina Air Show. It all kicks off this weekend. Thursday, NewsChannel 3 got a preview of one unique plane and pilot featured in this year's show. The Fagen M-X 2 is the first and only propeller airplane powered solely off of ethanol fuel. World renowned pilot, Greg Poe, will be at the controls. "The Fagan MX2 is unique is that it's made of carbon fiber and it's really high tech," Poe said. "But what's really amazing about it is that we power it with ethanol fuel, so the fuel in this airplane is that it's grown right here in the US, it's made from corn there's less carbon emissions from that will come from it." Gates open Saturday at 8am at the Wilmington International Airport. The show starts at 11 a.m., and continues through 5 p.m. For more info visit

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My daughter,

I would like to take a second of your time and tell the people who worked the airshow Thanks. It can't be an easy job putting this together. I am very grateful for all who came and showed up for the volunteers. I would love to see this show more often than every three years. Now onto the real reason I am writing this letter and I hope that all can see this. To the ILM workers, the volunteers, and the Wilmington EMS--Yaw are real heroes in my daughters eyes and ours. On opening morning we were only there for a short time right before the show was to start and my daughter had a bad health experience. My husband was doing all he knew to do for our daughter in my absence and yaw really stepped up and helped him out. My daughter was in real need of some help. Yaw made sure she got a Doctor right on the spot and a quick way out to meet the Ems team who took her to Cape Fear hospital. If it wasn't for yaw I am not sure how my daughter would have gotten the help she badly needed. So on behalf of my daughter, my husband, my son and I my hats are off to all of you and may God Bless you all. By, the way on Sunday we were able to watch from Farley Road and the show was great.

Great airshow I absolutely

Great airshow I absolutely loved it! Food was pricey and so were drinks. Also, my grandmother brought a granola bar with her and at security when they checked her bag, they said she couldn't have it and threw it away! What the heck? You can't just throw peoples food away...especially if they need it to live! Oh was a great airshow otherwise and I really enjoyed it.

Air Show

Beer $6.00? Water $4.00? Food well, uncalled for high prices. Got there @ 7:30 as recommended by officials. Great I thought 3rd in line, opening bell 8AM or so we thought, more like 8:25 and all because they were so unorganized. It truly was sad. They had a tremendous amount of trouble with the right hand left hand syndrome. Few knew where they were supposed to be @ what time and what job they were supposed to do. No Coolers this year, so had to either walk to the car and NOT a SHORT walk, or just pay their prices and refinance your house. Better yet, Suck it up and don't eat or drink. The volunteers were nice, but had no clue when asked a question, like "Somewhere over there" The show itself was kinda sad and not much there. It was much better in previous years. I am pretty sure I will hit some show's besides the future.

Should have just gone over

Should have just gone over to Farley Drive best seat in the house and didn't cost me a thing. Planes were right over my head the whole time and got a nice view.