Republican presidential hopeful John McCain returned to his aviator roots Sunday when he attended an airshow in Meridian, witnessed by 55,000 people.
His appearance was a day ahead of his “Service to America” tour kickoff. McCain, R-Arizona, joined by his wife Cindy, attended the “Wings over Meridian” airshow at Naval Air Station Meridian’s McCain Field. The field is named for his grandfather, an admiral, and is where McCain served as a Navy flight instructor.
McCain declined to talk politics on Sunday.
“I’m just here to see the airshow, so it’s hard for me to get political,” he said. “It’s a great experience for me to be back.”