Salute from the Shore coastal military flyover set for Saturday

Sullivan’s Island during the 2010 Salute from the Shore.

The 6th annual Salute from the Shore coastal flyover of current and vintage military planes is set to go forward Saturday, running the length of the state’s coastline.

The annual July 4th event will begin at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove, just north of Myrtle Beach.

A flight of two F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing based at Shaw Air Force Base will begin the flyover. The planes will circle Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor before concluding the run south of Hilton Head Island at approximately 1:45 p.m.

“Due to the large number of vintage military aircraft involved and their different flight speeds, the planes will be grouped according to speed and will follow the F-16s,” organizers said. “The slower planes will start first and will be visible over Cherry Grove quickly.”

All the aircraft should be visible between 1 and 2 p.m.

Among the vintage planes are an F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustang.

Crowds and those on the beach are encouraged to send videos, pictures and stories from the Salute to salute@salutefromtheshore.org. Tag images with #SalutefromtheShore.

Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551