Salute From the Shore returns!

Salute From the Shore will take to the skies once again for a coastal flyover on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The 11th annual salute to the Armed Forces is free and open to the public, featuring military planes as well as a vintage, civilian-owned and flown aircraft. This year’s event will begin at the North Carolina/South Carolina border, 40 miles north of Myrtle Beach, at approximately 1pm and follow the coastline south to Bluffton, SC. The flyover will be led by two F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base and a C-17 from Charleston Air Force Base. Spectators are encouraged to stick around once the initial military planes pass over to to see the vintage P51.

Salute From Shore, 2016
© 2016 Meghan Whitney Photography


LOCATION                    F-18s/C-17

Cherry Grove                     1:00/1:05

Myrtle Beach                     1:03/1:06

Pawleys Island                   1:06/1:14

Isle of Palms                       1:15/1:29

Charleston Harbor            1:16/1:32

Folly Beach                         1:20/1:35

Edisto Island                      1:24/1:41

Hilton Head/Bluffton       1:31/1:48

Beaufort                               1:35/1:54


Spectators are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue and head to the South Carolina coastline where everyone will have a front row view to the incredible flyover —but it’s recommended that you arrive early, as crowds will grow throughout the day. For more information, visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@july4salute) for updates.

Salute From the Shore is a non-profit, grassroots group founded for the sole purpose of honoring the Armed Forces and recognizing their sacrifices on Independence Day.

Salute From Shore, 2016
© 2016 Meghan Whitney Photography