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    By Robert B. Butler, North Carolina Press Release SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB – "One of the world's best aerial demonstrations" will take place May 16-1… Read More
    By Robert B. Butler, North Carolina Press Release SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB – "One of the world's best aerial demonstrations" will take place May 16-17, 2015, in Goldsboro, N.C. The 2015 Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Salutes "North Carolina, celebrating generations of freedom". This biennial exhibition attracted over 175,000 visitors in 2011, was cancelled in 2013 due to congressional sequestration . Robert B Butler | Communications | PR www.RBButler.com www.ncpressrelease.org Read Less
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“One of the world’s best air shows” to be presented by Seymour Johnson AFB
 
 
USAF Thunderbird, SJAFB, photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler
 
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – “This air show and open house will be one of the largest and most thrilling events North Carolina will experience in 2015,” says Colonel Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing Commander, extending a public invitation to the Wings Over Wayne Air Show in Goldsboro, May 16 and 17. Admission to the air show and ground displays is free.
 
Headlining the show is the tightly choreographed ground and air demonstration of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Flying only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the six-member F-16 Thunderbird squadron will exhibit the precision and capability of U.S. Air Force pilots.
 
“Seymour Johnson has attracted an incredible array of aircraft and skilled pilots,” says Lt. Colonel James Ladd, Air Show Director and F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. “North Carolina will truly feature one of the world’s best air shows of 2015.” The last air show at Seymour Johnson in 2011 attracted over 175,000 visitors.
 
Seymour Johnson’s F-15E Strike Eagles will lead a combined arms demonstration package including the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt, and HH-60 Pave Hawk, joined by the Black Daggers U.S. Army Special Operations Parachute Team from Fort Bragg.
 
 
 
SJAFB F-15E, courtesy of pilot and Major Steven Bofferding
Courtesy of U.S. Army Black Daggers Special Operations Parachute Team, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

The Wings Over Wayne family-friendly weekend includes a Kids’ Zone, filling the largest aircraft hangar on the base. A $5 admission charge covers access to more than 15 attractions for the entire day, among them the 12-passenger Motion Simulator Ride, the Flex Flying Bungee Trampoline, Water Wars, Euro Balls, Bouncers and Slides, and Mobile Mountain.

Other aerial and ground exhibitions include the F-35A Lightning II; F-22 Raptor; C-17 Globemaster; C-5A Galaxy; E-3 Sentry AWACS; F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet; KC-135 Stratotanker; T-38 Talon; T-6A Texan; T-1A Jayhawk; CV-22 Osprey; AH-64 Apache; Seymour Johnson’s K-9 Security Force; The USAF Honor Guard Drill Team; Tora! Tora! Tora!, a re-creation of the attack on Pearl Harbor; the Indy Boys Jet School Bus with ground speeds exceeding 350 mph; Quick Silver P-51D Mustang; P-80 Shooting Star Acemaker; Matt Younkin’s Twin Beech 18; Jack Knutson’s Firebird Xtremes – EXTRA 300S; Kevin Coleman’s EXTRA 300SHP; Jacquie B’s EXTRA 300; Gene Soucy’s Grumman Biplane; Bill Stein’s Zivko Edge 540; Precision Exotics’ Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Ferrari F430; Andy ‘The Magic Man’ Segal; USO of North Carolina; NC State Highway Patrol’s Bell 407 Jet Ranger; Civil Air Patrol; Wayne County’s ‘Raven’ Helicopter; and the RV4 and RV-8/8A.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is home to the 4th Fighter Wing, which consists of 7,000 people and 95 multi-role F-15E Strike Eagles. Formerly commanded by Chuck Yeager, the 4th Fighter Wing is one of the largest wings in the United States Air Force, and has a highly decorated history spanning seven decades.

Air Show Dates are May 16-17, 2015
. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free. 
Day passes for the Kids’ Zone are $5. Seymour Johnson is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Food and beverages will be available on site. Air boss for the day: George Cline’s Air Boss, Inc. Announcer: Matt Jolley of Warbird Radio LIVE.

Contact:
Lt. Colonel James Ladd, Air Show Director, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, 919-722-3543, James.Ladd@seymourjohnson.af.mil

SSgt. Michael Charles, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, 919-722-0027, Michael.Charles@seymourjohnson.af.mil

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Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
USAF Thunderbirds, Seymour Johnson AFB 2011, Photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler 
USAF Thunderbirds, Seymour Johnson AFB 2011, Photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler 
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
USAF Thunderbirds, Seymour Johnson AFB 2011, Photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler 
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
USAF Thunderbirds, Seymour Johnson AFB 2011, Photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler 
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
USAF Thunderbirds, Seymour Johnson AFB 2011, Photo courtesy Brad Austin Butler 
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
Courtesy USAF Thunderbirds
 
 
PERFORMERS, STATIC DISPLAYS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 WINGS OVER WAYNE AIR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE
 
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, is scheduled to hold the free Wings Over Wayne Airshow, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, May 16-17, 2015.
 
In addition to the Thunderbirds, the following aerial and static displays are confirmed: Military aerial performers include, C-130 Hercules, QF-4 Phantom II, KC-135 Stratotanker, F- 15E Strike Eagle and the T-38 Talon.
 
Civilian aerial performers include the Tora! Tora! Tora! Bomb Squad, Kevin Coleman Extra 300 SHP, Jacquie B. Warda Extra 300, Bill Stein Edge 540, Matt Younkin C-45, Jack Knutson Extra 300, Scott Yoak P-51 Mustang and Gene Soucy biplane.
 
Static displays include the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, T-38 Talon, F-15E Strike Eagle, T-1A Jayhawk, QF-4 Phantom, E-3 Sentry AWACS, T-6 Texan, L-39C, UH-1 Huey, T-6 SNJ, A-7 Corsair Museum, P-51 Mustang “Swamp Fox”, OH-58 Kiowa helicopter, Bellanca Decathlon, Cessna 182, Experimental-Glastar Sportsman, Van’s RV-8, Glider. Additionally, there will ground performances by Precision Exotics Lamborghini drivers.
 

Aerial and static performances are still being collected and will be added in the coming weeks.
 
The 4th Fighter Wing is currently accepting requests for pre-show interviews with the air show director, Lt. Col. James Ladd, for all news outlets during the month of March.

Please contact the 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (919) 722-0027 or email 4fw.pa.mediaops@us.af.mil to schedule an interview as soon as possible as there is limited availability.
 
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SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB HOSTS WINGS OVER WAYNE OPEN HOUSE AND AIRSHOW MAY 16 - 17, 2015
 
2015 AIRSHOW FEATURING U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS
 
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is scheduled to hold the Wings Over Wayne Open House and Airshow, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, May 16 and 17, 2015. The airshow is open to the public – admission is free.
 
The Thunderbirds and the 4th Fighter Wing’s very own F-15E Strike Eagles will be featured with support from many other aerial performances to be confirmed at a later date.
 
“This open house and airshow will be one of the biggest events North Carolina will experience in 2015,” said Col. Mark Slocum, 4th FW commander. “We’ll have a world-class line-up of performers in the skies over Wayne County, demonstrating the awesome firepower our Air Force is known to deliver. Wings Over Wayne is Seymour Johnson Air Force Base’s opportunity to say thank you to our community and state for all their incredible support, and we hope everyone will come out and enjoy the show.”
 
The open house and airshow will also feature a myriad of attractions on the ground. Dozens of the Air Force’s most prominent aircraft will be on display for spectators to view up-close, including the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
 
“With our partners from the USO and the combination of aerial and ground entertainment, it will be an awe-inspiring experience for our highly supportive North Carolina community,” said Maj. James Ladd, Wings Over Wayne Open House and Airshow 2015 director. “The show will feature entertainment for all ages. Our gates will be open to anyone and everyone for this highly anticipated event. The skies above Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be full of action.”
 
A wide range of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. The theme of the event is Seymour Johnson AFB salutes North Carolina, celebrating generations of freedom.
 
Airshow updates: www.wingsoverwayne.com
 
Media: For more information on the Wings Over Wayne Open House and Airshow 2015, contact the 4th FW Public Affairs office at (919) 722-0027 or email 4fw.pa.mediaops@us.af.mil.
 
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