Wings Over Wayne 2017

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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosted a two-day, free, Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 20-21, 2017. The event featured more than 20 acts, including demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, a 4th Fighter Wing 75th Anniversary review flight and more.

Various civilian aircraft and U.S. Air Force demonstration teams flew prior to the Blue Angels, the show’s headliner, who performed at about 3 p.m. on both days. While the audience below watched with eyes glued to the sky, the team executed multiple aerial stunts with precision.

In addition to the aerial acts, the 4th Security Forces Squadron performed military working dog demonstrations, set up a Combat Arms Team booth displaying weapons, and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard completed a performance as well.

More than 35 static display aircraft were parked on the ramp for attendees to view, snap photos and some were even opened for a walk-through experience.

The air show attracted more than 230,000 people from across the globe to the base over the weekend, beating the previous 2015 attendance record.