Wings Over Wayne Airshow


Wings Over Wayne Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airshow

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27 WILLOW CREEK N U R S I N G & R E H A B I L I TAT I O N C E N T E R our military service personnel, past & present, and the families who support them. Today...and every day... we are grateful for "Where We Focus on the Mind, Body & Spirit" Call Chauncey Wooten, Admissions Director at 919.750.6861 for a Tour 2401 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 14DCT0517L© Proudly offering our new 36 bed rehab unit with private rooms available & a whole new look HERITAGE FLIGHT: Aircraft in history O ne of the high- lights at this year's Wings Over Wayne will be the Heritage Flight, a distinct study in contrasts from the old and new, says Major Matthew "Cain" Olde, air show director. Heritage Flights feature current fighter/attack air- craft flying alongside fight- ers from the World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras. Performances are a trib- ute to the U.S. Air Force and a living memorial to the men and women who have served and continue to serve in this branch of the military. The last time Seymour Johnson featured a Heritage Flight was in 2011, Olde said, but each demonstration is unique because of the different air- craft configuration. The Heritage Flight program was launched in 1997, the year the United States Air Force was celebrating its 50th anniversary. In 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation, a non-profit organization, was formed with the mission of provid- ing ongoing flights to the public. Each year the foundation provides dozens of Heritage Flights around the globe, presenting programs at air shows and other events, like the upcoming Wings Over Wayne. "It's a display of history with the cur- rent fighter jets that are used in the military with old warbirds," said Allie Mount of the Heritage Flight Foundation, based in California. "On our team we've got nine civilian pilots who are qualified to fly in the warbirds with these fighter jets, and then we have four different demo teams, so we've got the F-35, the A-10, the F-16 and the F-22." Heritage Flight pilots are uniquely qualified to fly in formation with the demonstration teams. Some have mili- tary background, but all have a deep The Heritage Flight will feature current fighter aircraft alongside fighters from World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras. Aircraft fly in formation during the Heritage Flight which features fighter aircraft from different eras. See HERITAGE FLIGHT, Page 37 Story by Phyllis Moore

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