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Special Kids Get Sneak Peak at Air Show

Noa Ornellas Noa Ornellas

By Minna Sugimoto

KANEOHE (KHNL) -- Many lucky children were invited to the Blues on the Bay dress rehearsal Friday.

Kids and their parents watch with delight, as Major Jill Long's plane twists and turns in the air.

After watching the Air Force Thunderbirds last month, 10-year-old Noa Ornellas had to be here.

"Yeah, I was like, oh mom, can we go?" he said.

Two Sea Stallion helicopters get in on the action, dropping a group of Marines off.

The spectators include children from the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to those with life-threatening medical conditions.

"When I was four months old, I had a liver transplant," Ornellas said. "And the doctors told me that, told my mom that I had six weeks to live or I'd die, I would die."

Now, the fifth grader is a huge fan of air shows.

"It's good. You should come," he said. "You get to go on all kind of planes, helicopters. There's a carnival ride. There's all kind drinks, and cameras if you forgot it."

There's also heart-stopping excitement, as a military team simulates its movements during combat.

The aerial stunts make Noa re-think his career goals.

"Awesome," he said. "Maybe like, my dream is to be an NBA player. If I don't make that or, maybe I can do (aerial stunts). That could be a possibility."

The sky's the limit.

The event also features carnival rides, a car show, and a display of military and civilian aircraft and equipment.

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