Practicing donuts in the sky

Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker takes his Oracle Challenger III biplane through its paces during rehearsal Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker takes his Oracle Challenger III biplane through its paces during rehearsal Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Pilots were rehearsing Friday for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, R.I. 

Shows will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a variety of aerial acts and static displays.

Admission is free to the event, with a $10 donation to Hasbro Children's Hospital requested for parking.

Two GEICO Skytypers flight crews ready their North American SNJ-2 aircraft to take off for rehearsals Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Two GEICO Skytypers flight crews ready their North American SNJ-2 aircraft to take off for rehearsals Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Four North American Aviation SNJ-2 aircraft with the GEICO Skytypers aerobatic team rehearse their act Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport. Shows will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a variety of aerial acts and static displays. Admission is free to the event, with a $10 donation to Hasbro Children's Hospital requested for parking.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Four North American Aviation SNJ-2 aircraft with the GEICO Skytypers aerobatic team rehearse their act Friday, May 19, 2017, for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show at Quonset State Airport. Shows will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a variety of aerial acts and static displays. Admission is free to the event, with a $10 donation to Hasbro Children's Hospital requested for parking. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The color guard for the Rhode Island Air National Guard practices presenting the colors as two GEICO Skytypers SNJ-2 aircraft take-off during rehearsal for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show Friday, May 19, 2017 at Quonset State Airport.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The color guard for the Rhode Island Air National Guard practices presenting the colors as two GEICO Skytypers SNJ-2 aircraft take-off during rehearsal for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show Friday, May 19, 2017 at Quonset State Airport. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A member of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
A member of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) "Para-Commandos" guides his parachute and the Stars and Stripes to the ground to open rehearsal day for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show Friday, May 19, 2017 at Quonset State Airport. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
GEICO Skytypers #6, piloted by Kevin Snibaldi, comes in for a landing after rehearsing for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show Friday, May 19, 2017 at Quonset State Airport.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
GEICO Skytypers #6, piloted by Kevin Snibaldi, comes in for a landing after rehearsing for the 2017 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show Friday, May 19, 2017 at Quonset State Airport. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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