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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

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.




Do I need an ID to enter?


No ID is required to gain access to the installation. However, all North Carolina laws requiring identification apply for driving and purchasing alcoholic beverages.




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.




What are the changes to the Air Show security?


Be prepared for 100% security checks with metal detectors at all entrances. All hand-carried items WILL be searched. All confiscated items WILL NOT be returned. Containers such as coolers will be prohibited on the airfield. Some exceptions will be made for items such as diaper bags, purses, and folding lawn chairs. 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.




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.





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

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.





Cost

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.




Do I need an ID to enter?


No ID is required to gain access to the installation. However, all North Carolina laws requiring identification apply for driving and purchasing alcoholic beverages.




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.




What are the changes to the Air Show security?


Be prepared for 100% security checks with metal detectors at all entrances. All hand-carried items WILL be searched. All confiscated items WILL NOT be returned. Containers such as coolers will be prohibited on the airfield. Some exceptions will be made for items such as diaper bags, purses, and folding lawn chairs. 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.




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.





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
April 30 - May 1, 2022

Admission and Parking are FREE

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