Wings Over Wayne Airshow


Wings Over Wayne Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airshow

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4 Q: Is it safe to come to the air show? A: Safety is always a primary concern at air shows. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base works very closely with local and federal authorities to ensure safety. Seymour Johnson follows and enforces all security rules and regulations required. You will notice extra security at the air show, both military and civilian. Q: What time do the gates open? A: Gates open at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Q: Is there a fee for admission? A: No. The air show is free to the public. Q: Is parking free? A: Yes, but be prepared to wait to get on base. Q: Will there be specific parking and seating for the handicapped? A: 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. Q: When will the flying begin? A: Aircraft are scheduled to take to the skies at 10 am. Q: Can I bring a fanny pack? A: Small fanny packs are permitted, subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Q: What attire should I consider? A: Wear sunscreen and sunglass- es, 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 ele- ments. Q: Can I bring folding chairs? A: Yes. If your folding chair is one of the types that comes in a carry- ing-case, please have it out for inspection. Q: What are the changes to the air show security? A: 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 per- sonnel 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. Q: Can I bring a cooler, water, drinks and/or food? A: Please do not attempt to bring food or drink. These items will not be permitted on the airfield. All items brought to the air show are subject to approval by gate securi- ty personnel and a hand-search. Q: Do I need an ID? A: No ID is required. Q: I have small children. Can I bring a stroller/diaper bag/ clothes change/etc.? A: Yes. Strollers will be hand- searched at the security check- point. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, sub- ject 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. Q: Are pets allowed? A: No pets are allowed for the public, however, Seeing Eye dogs will be permitted. Q: Can I bring a purse? A: Small purses are permitted, subject to approval by gate secu- rity personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large purses (tote bag type) are not per- mitted. Q: Can I bring my camera/video, camera/ cell phone? A: Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. How- ever, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest might be useful. Q: Will there be any food or souvenirs available? A: There will be plenty of conces- sions at Wings Over Wayne 2015. There will be food, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase. Q: Is smoking allowed? A: Yes, but only in designated areas and not on the flight line. Q: Can I bring bikes, heelies, roller blades or skateboards? A: No. Bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, heelies and roller blades are not allowed. Q: What other items are prohibited? A: Firearms, knives (including pocket knives and all purpose tools, i.e. leatherman), backpacks, coolers, and large bags. The fol- lowing items are allowed but will be searched (purses, diaper bags if accompanying a child, camera bags, and lawn chairs). Q: If I cannot bring something in, can I go out to my car during the show? A: 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. Q: Will restroom facilities be easily accessible? A: Yes. Portable restrooms will be located throughout the air show grounds. Several will be located near parking areas and along high-traffic routes. Q: Can I take pictures or get autographs? A: Yes. Many of the performers make themselves available for autographs and pictures during the show. Q: Will it be necessary to have some hearing protection? A: Hearing protection should be the same as you would use at any event that will be extremely loud. Frequently Asked Questions

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