Wings Over Wayne Airshow, May 16 & 17, 2015
Wings Over Wayne 2015
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce | Military Affairs Committee
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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Air Show


  1. Addendum A. Are umbrellas allowed at the Air Show?
  2. Addendum B. Are scanners allowed at the Air Show?
  3. 1. Is it safe to come to the Air Show?
  4. 2. What time do the gates open?
  5. 3. Is there a fee for admission?
  6. 4. Is parking free?
  7. 5. Will there be specific parking and seating for the handicapped?
  8. 6. When will the flying begin?
  9. 7. What attire should I consider?
  10. 8. Can I bring folding chairs?
  11. 9. What are the changes to the Air Show security?
  12. 10. I have small children. Can I bring a stroller/diaper bag/clothes change/etc.?
  13. 11. Are pets allowed?
  14. 12. Can I bring a fanny pack?
  15. 13. Can I bring a purse?
  16. 14. Can I bring my camera/video camera/cell phone?
  17. 15. Can I bring water, drinks and/or food?
  18. 16. Will there be any food or souvenirs available?
  19. 17. Can I bring bikes, heelies, roller blades or skateboards?
  20. 18. What other items are prohibited?
  21. 19. If I cannot bring something in, can I go out to my car during the show?
  22. 20. Is tailgating allowed?
  23. 21. Is smoking allowed?
  24. 22. Do I need an ID?
  25. 23. Will restroom facilities be easily accessible?
  26. 24. Can I take pictures or get autographs?
  27. 25. Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?
  28. 26. Who can I call for additional information?
Addendum 1. Are umbrellas allowed at the Air Show?
Small "rain umbrellas" are fine to bring (the small ones that fit in a purse), but the big golf umbrellas or shade umbrellas are banned.

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Addendum 2. Are scanners allowed at the Air Show?
Scanners are NOT allowed. We will not be allowing any electronics into the area. Ipods, iPhones and such are fine to bring to the Air Show.

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1. Is it safe to come to the Air Show?
Safety is always a primary concern at air shows. Seymour Johnson AFB works very closely with local and federal authorities to ensure safety. Seymour Johnson AFB follows and enforces all security rules and regulations required. You will notice extra security at the air show, both military and civilian.

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2. What time do the gates open?
Gates open 8:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.
3. Is there a fee for admission?
No. Admission to the airshow is free.

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4. Is parking free?
Yes.
5. Will there be specific parking and seating for the handicapped?
Yes, there will be handicapped parking very close to the Air Show ramp. Also a handicapped seating area will be provided near the show line. Just follow the signs on the day of the show to find the parking and seating areas.

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6. When will the flying begin?
Aircraft will take to the sky at 10:00 am.
7. What attire should I consider?
Wear sunscreen and sunglasses, take a hat, wear comfortable shoes. This sounds like common sense but you'll be amazed at how much walking you'll do in the sun. Some may prefer the shade of a wing. Whatever your choice, come prepared to be in the elements.

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8. Can I bring folding chairs?
Yes. If your folding chair is one of the types that comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.
9. What are the changes to the Air Show security?
Due to heightened security requirements, containers such as backpacks and coolers will be prohibited on the airfield. Some exceptions will be made for items such as diaper bags, purses, and folding lawn chairs, but visitors must submit them to security personnel for an inspection. Weapons are strictly prohibited. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, blades (including pocket knives), and blunt objects. Patrons with firearms will be asked to leave the installation or their weapons will be confiscated and will not be returned.

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10. I have small children. Can I bring a stroller/diaper bag/clothes change/etc.?
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large diaper bags will not be permitted. You can return to your vehicle during the show to get extra clothes, restock diaper items, etc.

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11. Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed for the public, however Seeing-eye dogs will be permitted.

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12. Can I bring a fanny pack?
Small fanny packs are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search
at the security checkpoint.

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13. Can I bring a purse?
Small purses are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag type) are not permitted.

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14. Can I bring my camera/video camera/cell phone?
Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.

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15. Can I bring a cooler, water, drinks and/or food?
Please do not attempt to bring food or drink. These items will not be permitted on the airfield. All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at security checkpoint.
16. Will there be any food or souvenirs available?
There will be concessions at Wings Over Wayne 2015. There will be food, drinks, and souvenirs
available for purchase.

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17. Can I bring bikes, heelies, roller blades or skateboards?
No. Bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, heelies and roller blades are not allowed on the ramp,
flightline or hangar areas.
18. What other items are prohibited?
Firearms, knives (including pocket knives and all purpose tools, i.e. leatherman), large golf umbrellas, scanners, backpacks, coolers, and large bags. The following items are allowed but will be searched (purses, diaper bags if accompanying a child, camera bags, and lawn chairs).

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19. If I cannot bring something in, can I go out to my car during the show?
Yes. Since the show has no admission fee, you may leave and re-enter as you desire. Anyone re-entering will be required to go through security checkpoints again.
20. Is tailgating allowed?
No.

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21. Is smoking allowed?
Yes, but only in designated areas. (NOT ON THE FLIGHT LINE)
22. Do I need an ID?
No ID required.

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23. Will restroom facilities be easily accessible?
Yes. Portable restrooms will be located throughout the air show grounds. Several will be located near parking areas and along high-traffic routes.
24. Can I take pictures or get autographs
Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.

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25. Will it be necessary to have hearing protection?
This event will have jets that take off, land, and perform. Hearing protection should be the same as you would use at any event that will be extremely loud. Visitors to the Air Show are encouraged to bring some form of hearing protection with them.
26. Who can I call for additional information?
For more information call (919) 722-7427. If you need additional assistance, contact WingsOverWayne@seymourjohnson.af.mil or (919) 722-2101.

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