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WINGS OVER WAYNE AIR SHOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Arrival + Departure

Can I drive an RV to the Show?


You sure can! You can drive your RV on base to park, but no one will be allowed to stay overnight, so plan for camping elsewhere. Also, you can watch the show from the parking lot, but tailgating will not be allowed.




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.




Can I take pictures or get autographs?


Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.




Is smoking permitted?


Yes, but only in designated areas and NOT on the flight line.




Are pets allowed?


No pets are allowed. Service animals authorized with proper documentation are allowed.




What should I leave at home?


  • Not allowed: DRONES OR OTHER REMOTE CONTROLLED FLYING OR DRIVING DEVICES
  • Not allowed: Firearms, knives (including pocket knives and all purpose tools, i.e. Leatherman), blunt objects, and items restricted by federal law or which, in the judgment of Air Show/Open House officials, may create a safety risk or reduce the enjoyment of the event by other guest
  • Not allowed: Large golf umbrellas, tents
  • Not allowed: Large backpacks, coolers, and large bags (larger than 14" wide/tall).
  • Not allowed: Scanners
  • Not allowed: Pets (service animals with proper documentation are allowed)
  • Not allowed: Coolers and beverages (water bottles are allowed and can be refilled at our filtered water stations)
  • Not allowed: Glass containers
  • Not allowed: Bikes, heelies, roller blades, skateboards, mopeds, scooters, wagons
  • Not allowed: Beach balls, signs, balloons, flags, or banners
  • Not allowed: Horns, whistles, air horns, other noise-making items
  • Allowed with search: Purses, diaper bags if accompanying a child, small backpacks, camera bags, small umbrellas, water bottles for refilling at our filtered water stations, and lawn chairs
All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at security checkpoint.




What should I bring?


  • Water Bottles - Full, factory-sealed water bottles will be allowed and empty, clear refillable water bottles will be as well. Free water stations will be available to refill waters throughout the day.
  • Small Rain Umbrella - For sun protection or rain protection. Large shade umbrellas are not permitted.
  • Folding Chair - Must be one of the types that comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.
  • Small picnic blanket or seating pad - For sitting on the ground.
  • Small fanny pack, small backpacks, purse, or small bag - Small fanny packs, purses, and bags are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag types) are not permitted.
  • Stroller, small diaper bag, change of clothes - Children are welcome and we want them to be comfortable. Pack light and plan to return to your car if you need to access larger items.
  • Camera/video camera/cell phone - Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra batteries and small lenses.
  • Hearing protection - Visitors to the Air Show are encouraged to bring some form of hearing protection with them.
  • Weather-ready gear - Poncho, sun hat, rain coat, etc., depending on our forecast.
  • Sunscreen and other health or medical devices - Allowed. Subject to search.
  • ID recommended - ID is NOT required to gain access to the installation. However, all North Carolina laws requiring identification apply for driving and purchasing alcoholic beverages.




What should I wear?


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.

  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • comfortable clothing




Can I bring my own water?


Yes, you are allowed to bring empty, clear water bottles less than 32 oz in size or factory-sealed full water bottles. Empty camelbacks will be allowed, subject to search.The air show will have fresh portable water on site for you to refill at no cost.





 

Safety + Security

Can I drive an RV to the Show?


You sure can! You can drive your RV on base to park, but no one will be allowed to stay overnight, so plan for camping elsewhere. Also, you can watch the show from the parking lot, but tailgating will not be allowed.




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.




Can I take pictures or get autographs?


Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.




Is smoking permitted?


Yes, but only in designated areas and NOT on the flight line.




Are pets allowed?


No pets are allowed. Service animals authorized with proper documentation are allowed.




What should I leave at home?


  • Not allowed: DRONES OR OTHER REMOTE CONTROLLED FLYING OR DRIVING DEVICES
  • Not allowed: Firearms, knives (including pocket knives and all purpose tools, i.e. Leatherman), blunt objects, and items restricted by federal law or which, in the judgment of Air Show/Open House officials, may create a safety risk or reduce the enjoyment of the event by other guest
  • Not allowed: Large golf umbrellas, tents
  • Not allowed: Large backpacks, coolers, and large bags (larger than 14" wide/tall).
  • Not allowed: Scanners
  • Not allowed: Pets (service animals with proper documentation are allowed)
  • Not allowed: Coolers and beverages (water bottles are allowed and can be refilled at our filtered water stations)
  • Not allowed: Glass containers
  • Not allowed: Bikes, heelies, roller blades, skateboards, mopeds, scooters, wagons
  • Not allowed: Beach balls, signs, balloons, flags, or banners
  • Not allowed: Horns, whistles, air horns, other noise-making items
  • Allowed with search: Purses, diaper bags if accompanying a child, small backpacks, camera bags, small umbrellas, water bottles for refilling at our filtered water stations, and lawn chairs
All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at security checkpoint.




What should I bring?


  • Water Bottles - Full, factory-sealed water bottles will be allowed and empty, clear refillable water bottles will be as well. Free water stations will be available to refill waters throughout the day.
  • Small Rain Umbrella - For sun protection or rain protection. Large shade umbrellas are not permitted.
  • Folding Chair - Must be one of the types that comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.
  • Small picnic blanket or seating pad - For sitting on the ground.
  • Small fanny pack, small backpacks, purse, or small bag - Small fanny packs, purses, and bags are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag types) are not permitted.
  • Stroller, small diaper bag, change of clothes - Children are welcome and we want them to be comfortable. Pack light and plan to return to your car if you need to access larger items.
  • Camera/video camera/cell phone - Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra batteries and small lenses.
  • Hearing protection - Visitors to the Air Show are encouraged to bring some form of hearing protection with them.
  • Weather-ready gear - Poncho, sun hat, rain coat, etc., depending on our forecast.
  • Sunscreen and other health or medical devices - Allowed. Subject to search.
  • ID recommended - ID is NOT required to gain access to the installation. However, all North Carolina laws requiring identification apply for driving and purchasing alcoholic beverages.




What should I wear?


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.

  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • comfortable clothing




Can I bring my own water?


Yes, you are allowed to bring empty, clear water bottles less than 32 oz in size or factory-sealed full water bottles. Empty camelbacks will be allowed, subject to search.The air show will have fresh portable water on site for you to refill at no cost.





What's Allowed

Can I drive an RV to the Show?


You sure can! You can drive your RV on base to park, but no one will be allowed to stay overnight, so plan for camping elsewhere. Also, you can watch the show from the parking lot, but tailgating will not be allowed.




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.




Can I take pictures or get autographs?


Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show.




Is smoking permitted?


Yes, but only in designated areas and NOT on the flight line.




Are pets allowed?


No pets are allowed. Service animals authorized with proper documentation are allowed.




What should I leave at home?


  • Not allowed: DRONES OR OTHER REMOTE CONTROLLED FLYING OR DRIVING DEVICES
  • Not allowed: Firearms, knives (including pocket knives and all purpose tools, i.e. Leatherman), blunt objects, and items restricted by federal law or which, in the judgment of Air Show/Open House officials, may create a safety risk or reduce the enjoyment of the event by other guest
  • Not allowed: Large golf umbrellas, tents
  • Not allowed: Large backpacks, coolers, and large bags (larger than 14" wide/tall).
  • Not allowed: Scanners
  • Not allowed: Pets (service animals with proper documentation are allowed)
  • Not allowed: Coolers and beverages (water bottles are allowed and can be refilled at our filtered water stations)
  • Not allowed: Glass containers
  • Not allowed: Bikes, heelies, roller blades, skateboards, mopeds, scooters, wagons
  • Not allowed: Beach balls, signs, balloons, flags, or banners
  • Not allowed: Horns, whistles, air horns, other noise-making items
  • Allowed with search: Purses, diaper bags if accompanying a child, small backpacks, camera bags, small umbrellas, water bottles for refilling at our filtered water stations, and lawn chairs
All items brought are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at security checkpoint.




What should I bring?


  • Water Bottles - Full, factory-sealed water bottles will be allowed and empty, clear refillable water bottles will be as well. Free water stations will be available to refill waters throughout the day.
  • Small Rain Umbrella - For sun protection or rain protection. Large shade umbrellas are not permitted.
  • Folding Chair - Must be one of the types that comes in a carrying-case, please have it out for inspection.
  • Small picnic blanket or seating pad - For sitting on the ground.
  • Small fanny pack, small backpacks, purse, or small bag - Small fanny packs, purses, and bags are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag types) are not permitted.
  • Stroller, small diaper bag, change of clothes - Children are welcome and we want them to be comfortable. Pack light and plan to return to your car if you need to access larger items.
  • Camera/video camera/cell phone - Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra batteries and small lenses.
  • Hearing protection - Visitors to the Air Show are encouraged to bring some form of hearing protection with them.
  • Weather-ready gear - Poncho, sun hat, rain coat, etc., depending on our forecast.
  • Sunscreen and other health or medical devices - Allowed. Subject to search.
  • ID recommended - ID is NOT required to gain access to the installation. However, all North Carolina laws requiring identification apply for driving and purchasing alcoholic beverages.




What should I wear?


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.

  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • comfortable clothing




Can I bring my own water?


Yes, you are allowed to bring empty, clear water bottles less than 32 oz in size or factory-sealed full water bottles. Empty camelbacks will be allowed, subject to search.The air show will have fresh portable water on site for you to refill at no cost.





Accessible Facilities

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.




Can I bring a stroller/diaper bag/clothes change/etc for my small children?


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.




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.





Cost

Is there a fee for parking?


  • No. Parking is free!
  • But remember, we are expecting more than 100,000 people to attend Wings Over Wayne, so plan ahead! Pack a picnic and water and leave it in your vehicle for after the show to enjoy while you wait for the traffic to normalize.
  • Learn more about what to expect getting on and off base.




Is there a fee for admission?


No. Admission to the Air Show is free. However, there will be on site concessions for food and souvenirs.





Check out our VIP opportunities if you're seeking special seating.

 

CONTACTING THE 4TH FW PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE
More Questions? 
For more information call 919-722-0027 

 
Wings Over Wayne
Air Show
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Admission and Parking are FREE

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