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Wings Over Wayne show returns to the air

Posted April 24, 2009
Updated April 25, 2009

— The Navy's Blue Angels jet demonstration team is performing at this weekend's air show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

The annual Wings Over Wayne event features various flight demonstrations from military and civilian aircraft Saturday and Sunday. Performances by the Blue Angels in F/A-18 Hornets cap the show each afternoon. The squadron flies in more than 70 shows a year.

The show also features displays of about 25 aircraft and pieces of equipment, ranging from helicopters to sleek fighters and huge transports and aerial tankers.

Jumpers from the Army's Golden Knights parachute team at Fort Bragg also will perform.

The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with gates opening at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

Wings Over Wayne returns to the air after a one-year hiatus in 2008, when planners reorganized the show.

The most recent air show, in May 2007, attracted 100,000 visitors and pumped $2 million into the local economy, organizers said.

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  • james27613 Apr 27, 2009

    The show was great, as always. good to chat with the men and women that work the aircraft and provide support.

    The food and drink prices just keep going higher and higher
    each year. $3 for a 20 oz water or $4.50 for a jumbo dog.

    I remember about ten years ago the food and drinks were very reasonable, they were provided by on base workers instead of expensive outside food vendors.