Blue Angels arrive at Seymour Johnson AFB ahead of air show

Published: May. 15, 2017 at 4:30 PM EDT
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People in one part of the east may want to keep an eye on the sky for the arrival of the Navy's Blue Angels team Wednesday.

The impressive air performance team is expected to arrive at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro Wednesday afternoon.

The jets will fly in formation around 5 p.m. before performing their full routine at the Wings over Wayne Air Show on Saturday and Sunday.

The Blue Angels are headlining this year's show, which begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.


Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is opening their gates to the public for the Wings Over Wayne County Air Show this weekend.

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the 4th Fighter Wing and military aviation in North Carolina, the air show is Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st.

Headlining the air show will be The Blue Angels, the US Navy’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing a myriad of precise formations and maneuvers in six distinctive blue and yellow F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

The Wings Over Wayne family-friendly weekend includes a 20,000 square feet Kids’ Zone, occupying one of the largest aircraft hangars on the base. A $5 admission charge covers access to more than 15 attractions for the entire day.

Children activities include a Blue Angel Aircraft Carrier Slide, the 36 ft. Turbo Shuttle Slide, Space Camp Combo, Adventures in Aviation, Extreme Air Power Jump, the 52-ft Obstacle Course, and a lot more.

Seymour Johnson gates open at 8 AM. Ceremonies and demonstrations begin at 10 AM.

Here is the tentative schedule for both May 20 and 21:

10:00 A.M.

Opening Ceremonies / Demonstrations Begin

National Anthem by Danika Portz

US Army Special Forces Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team

F-15E Strike Eagle Flyover (4-ship)

Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Truck

Jacquie B Air Shows

10:40 A.M.

B-2 Spirit Flyover (Saturday only)

Kevin Coleman Aerosports

The Lima Lima Flight Demonstration Team (6-ship T-34 Beechcraft)

T-33 Acemaker

Bill Stein Airshows

12:10 P.M.

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demonstration Team

Mike Wiskus with Lucas Oil Airshows Biplane Aerobatic Demonstration

12:40 P.M.

Tora! Tora! Tora! A re-creation of the attack on Pearl Harbor, featuring Japanese Zero aircraft

Kevin Coleman and Bill Stein Combined Performances

Combined Arms Demo featuring F-15E Strike Eagle; F-16 Viper; A-10 Warthog; T-38 Talon; and a JTAC ground coordinated demo

1:30 P.M.

F-15E Load Crew Demo

Air Force Drill Team Performance

Heritage Flight featuring P-51D Mustang; F-22 Raptor; A-10 Warthog

F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team

4th Fighter Wing 75th Anniversary Review Flight

Jet Truck Race

3:00 P.M.

US Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team

There will be free water distribution sites located throughout the flight line. Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information on the Wings Over Wayne County Air Show, please visit