Thursday 23 May 2019


Excitement Builds For Wings Over Wayne

The crowd at the 2017 Wings Over Wayne Air Show at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro

Goldsboro and Wayne County prepare for their biggest weekend of the year.

Around 200,000 people are expected to surge into Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro for the 2019 Wings Over Wayne Air Show.

Wings over Wayne Air Show Director Maj. Ben Hoffman, known by the call sign “Hasle” to crews at Seymour Johnson, appeared on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3 Monday morning.

Hoffman says there will be a lot of exciting stuff at this year’s air show including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army’s Black Daggers Jump Team, and the Tora, Tora, Tora reenactment.

Maj. Hoffman says crowds should prepare for a lot of loud noise and a lot of sun this weekend.

Empty water bottles, factory-sealed full water bottles, and sunscreen will be permitted on-base.

“Hasle” says the base has prepared a traffic flow and parking plan to get guests in as easily as possible.

One of the themes being emphasized this year is showcasing the airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Maj. Hoffman reminds admission to Wings Over Wayne is absolutely free, and you don’t have to spend a dime if you don’t want to during the air show.

There will be a cost for things like food and the kids’ zone.

Wings Over Wayne is being held both Saturday and Sunday.

Gates open to the public at 9 AM and the flying performances are scheduled from 11 AM until 4:30 PM each day, weather permitting.

Further details on the air show can be found at wingsoverwayne.com.

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