Close to 50,000 people are expected to attend the Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick this weekend, organizers said Thursday.

Air show spokesman Herb Gillen said that a stretch of good weather and an appearance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flying team should draw a crowd of 40,000 to 50,000 on Saturday and Sunday to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The Blue Angels, which arrived Wednesday, flew their jets over Brunswick on Thursday afternoon. Gillen said that in addition to a practice performance, the pilots also did maneuvers.

The U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Jump Team, the U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Fat Albert airlifter, and the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight – nine civilian pilots qualified to fly vintage warbirds in formation with modern day airplanes – are also scheduled to perform.

Gates are set to open on both days at 8 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. Flying will take place at what is now called the Brunswick Executive Airport.

Adult tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the gate. Advance tickets for children are $20 and they are $25 at the gate.

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