Air show in Quonset this weekend

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will headline the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show for two days of family fun May 20-21 and will feature military jet demonstrations by the U.S.A.F. F-16 Viper, U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, and the U.S. SOCOM Para-Commandos. The show will also feature the GEICO Skytypers air show team, a squadron of six World War II-era aircraft which perform a low-level, precision-flying demonstration.

WHERE: Quonset State Airport, North Kingstown
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21; Gates open at 9 a.m.
COST: Free; $10 voluntary donation to Hasbro Children's Hospital
MORE INFO: rhodeislandairshow.com

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