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By John Houser III, For The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The 7th annual OC Air Show finished its first day to the applause and cheering of the thousands who showed up to watch the aerial acrobatics up close. They were not disappointed. The air show is a weekend long celebration of aeronautic precision and death-defying flight maneuvers that are proof of the expertise and dedication of the pilots involved. From a head-to-head stunt performance by Gary Ward and Greg Connell to the air ballet that is the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, there was more than enough excitement to go around.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
It's time for the Emmy Awards again, and I am excited and angry. More angry than excited, so let's take a bite out of that apple first. I'm angry because the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs almost a month earlier than usual - and on a Monday. It hasn't aired on a weeknight since 1976. The show achieved its highest rating since 2005 last year, but given the shift, the only question this year is how small the audience will be. And that's especially unfortunate, because the level of TV talent up for awards this year has never been higher in the three decades I have been covering the beat.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2011
It was an eventful weekend in Ocean City, both on the ground and in the air. Some of the news was not so good, including the death of a 52-year-old boater. Here's a quick wrap-up: -A Glen Burnie man out for a fishing trip died after the 16-foot boat he was in flipped over.  The man, who has not been identified, was out with five others when the accident happened Saturday morning. -A collision involving multiple cars on Coastal Highway near 68th Street sent five people to the hospital early today.
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By John Houser III, For The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The 7th annual OC Air Show finished its first day to the applause and cheering of the thousands who showed up to watch the aerial acrobatics up close. They were not disappointed. The air show is a weekend long celebration of aeronautic precision and death-defying flight maneuvers that are proof of the expertise and dedication of the pilots involved. From a head-to-head stunt performance by Gary Ward and Greg Connell to the air ballet that is the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, there was more than enough excitement to go around.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, abruptly canceled its practice demonstration and air show scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Annapolis, but officials said the group's planes could still fly at Friday's U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony. In a statement, the Pensacola, Fla.-based Blue Angels said it is in a "safety stand-down" after an error during a maneuver during a performance on Sunday at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show in Virginia. A spokesman said planes were doing a "barrel-roll split" in which planes turn 360 degrees and then break apart.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 16, 1999
Seven protesters were arrested and detained for several hours yesterday at the 41st annual air show at Andrews Air Force Base after demonstrating against NATO airstrikes. Police said they detained the protesters -- four of them from Baltimore -- when they tried to climb onto a B-2 bomber to hold up a sign. Elizabeth McAlister, 59, of Baltimore said that she and the other six were peacefully demonstrating against NATO airstrikes in Yugoslavia and the U.S. military force in Iraq when they were arrested and charged with trespassing and failing to obey orders.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
The Jack B. Poage Airshow in Westminster this weekend will feature a plane modified for aerobatics 32 years ago by the veteran pilot who was killed when he crashed a plane during an air show in 1990.Bel Air pilot Ned Surratt will fly the MidWing Special that he and Poage co-owned. June Poage, Jack's widow and president of Westair Inc., which operates Carroll County Regional Airport, is producing the show."We flew together in many shows," Surratt said of Poage. A manager of chemical engineering at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Surratt started flying in 1963 and got into aerobatics a year later.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
An angry crowd of Bowleys Quarters residents demanded last night an end to a popular air show in the wake of the crash of a stealth fighter jet in September."
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1997
When a single-engine airplane sputtered and stalled twice in the autumn sky over Martin State Airport recently, Tom and Rosemarie Lehner cringed below in their back yard.Nearby, members of the Bongiorno family feel their Bowleys Quarters home tremble when military jets and cargo planes take off from Martin. Across the street, John Hammen's horses and dogs get the jitters during takeoffs.Skittishness in eastern Baltimore County has intensified in the two months since an Air Force F-117A Stealth fighter jet crashed into Bowleys Quarters during an air show.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
MOSCOW - A Ukrainian fighter jet, swooping low in the middle of an aerobatic stunt, crashed into a large crowd at an air show near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv yesterday, killing at least 78 spectators on the ground. The jet, a Russian-built Sukhoi Su-27, appeared to lose control as it rolled and then banked as it approached the Sknyliv airfield. It clipped a strand of trees before skidding in flames across tarmac and into the crowd, according to officials and television film of the crash.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
It's another busy summer-like weekend in Ocean City highlighted by the return of a more robust and exciting air show. Art's Alive. Art's Alive offers its annual Fine Art Show at Northside Park, June 14-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with more than 100 artists displaying and selling their works. There's also live music, food and art activities for kids. Free. Info: ococean.com/events/arts-alive Maryland State Firemen's Association conference. Maryland State Firemen's Association comes to Ocean City for its annual conference June 15-18.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of officers - including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team. The Blue Angels have not performed their traditional Commissioning Week shows over the Severn River since 2010. The 2011 performance was canceled after a safety concern emerged at another air show, the 2012 show was canceled because of a scheduling conflict and the 2013 show was a victim of federal government budget cuts.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
After being grounded for much of last year, several military units are set to perform at the 2014 OC Air Show. Organizers will host aerial demonstrations from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps for the June 14-15 show that is in its seventh year. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the event and will perform aerial acrobatics in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The demonstration includes dozens of maneuvers in formation and solo flights and typically lasts up to an hour.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 28, 2014
The 54th annual Bel Air Gun Show will return to the Bel Air Reckord Armory Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. The show will once again feature displays, sales and trades of antique and contemporary firearms, knives, coins, books and other hunting and outdoor accessories. Food will be available for purchase. Hours for the show are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students under 16. All proceeds from the show benefit conservation and education activities of the Harford County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, the show's sponsor.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
Two Baltimore-area residents were killed in a small plane crash in Virginia on Saturday, the Virginia State Police said Sunday. The men were identified as Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, and Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster. Berry Raymond Newgent was the pilot and owner of the experimental plane, and Thomas Berry Newgent the passenger, police said. The plane attempted to land several times, likely at a nearby airstrip, and crashed in a field in Suffolk, police said.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
The Navy's famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration squad has canceled the rest of its 2013 performances, including dates this summer in Ocean City, in San Diego, Navy officials announced earlier this week. "This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them," the Navy said in an official statement. The move was caused by the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, officials said.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1997
In the wake of a stealth fighter's spectacular crash during a Baltimore County air show in September, sponsors have decided to eliminate jet aircraft from future exhibitions."
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By Scott Dance and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
Shrieking children covered their ears and adults flinched as the Blue Angels made a low pass over Fort McHenry, only to stretch their necks and shade their eyes to track the Navy jet fighters as they soared into the sun. At the Inner Harbor, crowds lined the waterfront for unobstructed views of the aerial maneuvers as the Angels ducked behind office buildings and hotel towers, their roar none the quieter. The air show represented a crescendo for the Star-Spangled Sailabration, a weeklong event that also included 19 tall ships and other military vessels moored in Baltimore's harbor to mark the start of a two-year-long remembrance of the War of 1812.
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By Scott Dance and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
Shrieking children covered their ears and adults flinched as the Blue Angels made a low pass over Fort McHenry, only to stretch their necks and shade their eyes to track the Navy jet fighters as they soared into the sun. At the Inner Harbor, crowds lined the waterfront for unobstructed views of the aerial maneuvers as the Angels ducked behind office buildings and hotel towers, their roar none the quieter. The air show represented a crescendo for the Star-Spangled Sailabration, a weeklong event that also included 19 tall ships and other military vessels moored in Baltimore's harbor to mark the start of a two-year-long remembrance of the War of 1812.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2012
Cars began lining up before 7 a.m. to get into the parking lots at M&T Bank Stadium for the shuttle bus ride to Fort McHenry and the Blue Angels air show. Yellow school buses stretched from Camden Yards to beyond the football stadium to handle the crowds, which are expected to fill the fort to capacity by 11 a.m. The historic site holds about 25,000, but The Star-Spangled Sailabration is expected to draw 1 million people to Baltimore's Inner Harbor area by Tuesday. Elsewhere, several thousand people are expected to attend Gay Pride Parade activities in Mount Vernon, and the combination could mean congested traffic around downtown Saturday.
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