If you're in downtown Baltimore Friday afternoon, look up at the sky.

The Blue Angels and the other Fleet Week Air Show participants, including the Air Force F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning and P-51 Mustang, and the Canadian Air Force's CF-18 Hornet, will be airborne from about noon until 4 p.m., practicing for the main event Saturday and Sunday.

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The schedule isn't exact, but the acts are practicing in the same order they'll fly in during the weekend air show over the Middle Branch of the harbor, adjacent to Fort McHenry. The Angels, headlining the event and by far the most popular, will practice and perform last.

The fort and the Inner Harbor will offer some of the best views, but if they're too crowded, organizers suggested spectators go to Canton Waterfront Park, Riverside Park, Cherry Hill Park, Reedbird Island Park or Garrett Park.

The Geico Skytypers, the MXS High Performance Aircraft and the U.S. Coast Guard's Search and Rescue team will also participate in the air show.

For those interested in seeing the show, it is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The aircraft will fly out of Martin State Airport in Middle River, which is hosting a free "Open House and Festival," where the public may meet the pilots and watch the planes take off.

Practice patterns may be flown on Thursday afternoon, as well.

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