|SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB / GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – Unquestionably one of the world’s best aerial exhibition teams, the US Navy Blue Angels will headline the Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro on May 20 and 21.
Typically held every other year and the largest air show in North Carolina, the Blue Angels attracted over 200,000 spectators to Seymour Johnson for their last headline performance in 2017.
“We look forward to showcasing the combat-proven F/A18 Super Hornet, the mainstay of modern naval air power, and the C-130J Super Hercules, the premier logistics support aircraft of the US Marine Corps,” said Blue Angels Commanding Officer and Flight Leader (#1) Alexander Armatas. “Both aircraft operate worldwide carrying out the Navy and Marine Corps mission.”
The first-ever female fighter pilot on the Blue Angels jet demonstration squadron, Lieutenant Amanda Lee of Minnesota, will be flying left-wing (#3) in the formation.
Gates open at 8 AM each day with free admission and parking. Ceremonies begin at 10 AM, with an impressive array of flying exhibitions scheduled from 11 AM until 4:30 PM.
*Air show performances include:
US Navy Blue Angels
Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor demonstration
USMC C-130J Fat Albert Super Hercules
F-16 Viper Combined Arms Demonstration
Carbon Fiber MX Aircraft plane show by Rob Holland
Pearl Harbor reenactment – Tora! Tora! Tora!
Jelly Belly demonstration by Stunt Pilot, Kent Pietsch
Ace Maker T-33 air exhibition
Manfred Radius Sailplane demonstration
de Havilland Vampire jet warbird demo by Jerry “Vlad” Conley
Third Strike Wingwalkers — featuring the world’s only all-female team
P-51 Swamp Fox Mustang exhibition
Pitts Model 12 show by Trevor Rafferty
WWII-era P-40 demo (only about 20 in the world are airworthy)
New ground activities at the air show include a 40,000-square-foot hangar dedicated to STEM exhibits (science, technology, engineering, and math) from government, industry, education, entertainment, and defense. G-Force Robotics is helping to organize this educational and hands-on event with exhibitors nationwide.