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ashley air show Sun, 06 May 2018 22:04:58 +0000 0506 ashley air show ashley air show WCTI delayed by rain.. but still a spectacular end to the cherry poitn air show. hundred of thousands of people from all over the country came to havelock for the air show--newschannel 12 crews have brought you coverage all weekend long. today we found out just how successful this year's event was and met one veteran who visited the air show for the first time this year. newschannel 12's ashley boles brings us his story... <announcer//"it may have been soggy this morning but we're getting better weather this afternoon so we're ready to get things started if you are." leroy - "yes.">its an announcement--<barton//"i've flown in a few of them but not like this."> many were waiting on. especially leroy barton. <barton//"i'm a marine col. retired.">at the young age of <barton//"95"> barton has served in 3 wars. he was stationed at cherry point 5 times throughout his 32 years of service and flew many different types of planes--<barton//"the a-4's i think were the most fun."> but this is his first time experiencing the air show-- something he was afraid the weather would take from him. <todd ferry//"its nothing that pilots want to do more than fly, certainly fly in an event like this so we want to give them their time - its really just watching the weather, what they can do with their aircraft."> col. todd ferry is the commanding officer at cherry point. even though rain delayed the gates opening sunday by 2 hours all other events throughout the weekend went according to plan. <todd//"yesterday i think was our largest crowd ever."> crowds that got to see both the canadian snow birds and the blue angels perform, tour air crafts, and meet veterans like barton. <barton//"it brings back memories. i'd love to fly but i can't see that well anymore so i'm not gonna fly."> and while his feet may be on the ground--he says his heart will always be up in the sky--<ashley look live//"now if you missed the air show this weekend, your next opportunity is in 2020 but based on how well they did this year you can expect some big things in 2 years, in havelock, ashley boles, newschannel 12.">

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