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Visitors inspect one of the many aircraft that were on display at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

Visitors inspect one of the many aircraft that were on display at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

Visitors inspect one of the many aircraft that were on display at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

Visitors inspect one of the many aircraft that were on display at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

An AH-1W Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 points out some of the displays to a couple of children during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

An AH-1W Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 points out some of the displays to a couple of children during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Stars and Stripes)

Two young visitors tried on aircrew uniforms and helmets at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

Two young visitors tried on aircrew uniforms and helmets at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

Visitors wait their turn to inspect a CH-53 Super Stallion during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

Visitors wait their turn to inspect a CH-53 Super Stallion during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A U.S. Marine explains some of the controls inside a vehicle during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

A U.S. Marine explains some of the controls inside a vehicle during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A Japanese woman pokes her head out of one of the Marine Corps vehicles parked on the the flightline aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014.

A Japanese woman pokes her head out of one of the Marine Corps vehicles parked on the the flightline aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A young Japanese girl inspects an inert hand grenade during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

A young Japanese girl inspects an inert hand grenade during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A U.S. Marine talks with a Japanese visitor about an explosive ordnance drone  at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014.

A U.S. Marine talks with a Japanese visitor about an explosive ordnance drone at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

Visitors to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014, line up to catch a glimpse of the Marines' newest aircraft to the island -- the MV-22 Osprey.

Visitors to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014, line up to catch a glimpse of the Marines' newest aircraft to the island -- the MV-22 Osprey. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

There were plenty of opportunities to pose for photographs in front of aircraft at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

There were plenty of opportunities to pose for photographs in front of aircraft at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A young child looks perplexed at all of the controls inside a U.S. helicopter on June 8, 2014. On Sunday, the Marine Corps opened the flightline to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa so that those living off-base could get an close-up look at the aircraft that so often fly over their heads.

A young child looks perplexed at all of the controls inside a U.S. helicopter on June 8, 2014. On Sunday, the Marine Corps opened the flightline to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa so that those living off-base could get an close-up look at the aircraft that so often fly over their heads. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

A Japanese man takes a photo of a child trying on a aircrew helmet during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

A Japanese man takes a photo of a child trying on a aircrew helmet during the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Stars and Stripes)

A visitor takes a photo of an AV-8 Harrier at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014.

A visitor takes a photo of an AV-8 Harrier at the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, June 8, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa — The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing opened its gates Sunday for the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair.

The event, which featured static aircraft displays, base tours, music, entertainment from local performers, is held to promote friendship with local residents.

Guests had unfettered access to explore the ins and outs of the aircraft they see flying every day on Okinawa, including the controversial MV-22 Osprey. Marines and airmen were on hand to answer questions and guide aircraft enthusiasts through the various fixed-wing, rotary-wing and tilt-rotor aircraft on display.

tourtelot.lisa@stripes.com


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