LONG POND, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Pocono Airshow’s first day was a spectacular hit.

Thousands came out to watch death-defying aerial stunts and capped off with the Blue Angels roaring into the Poconos.

Seven Blue Angel F-18s and two U.S. Air Force F-22s were some of the aircraft’s highlighted in Saturday’s event.

First-timers at an airshow and those who’ve followed the Blue Angels for years talked about their favorite aerial maneuvers.

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“When they take off from an airport or an airbase, the diamond burner loop, their first maneuver they do, that’s my favorite,” said Dan Fisher a longtime viewer.

“I love when they do the flyover, cause it’s really loud, that’s my favorite part,” says Laura Mozziallo a first-time viewer.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the show Saturday, gates open Sunday at 11 and another flight takes off at 1.