CHEYENNE, WY — Top military aircraft of the U.S. Air Force are scheduled to perform high speed passes and precision maneuvers on Wednesday during the Wings Over Warren air show.
Warren Air Force Base will host a drive-in air show, designed to support social distancing. A limited number of vehicles will be allowed on base to provide a safer air show experience.
The Air Force F-22A Raptor, F-35A Lightning II, and the A-10C Thunderbolt II are scheduled to fly. Each demonstration team will perform for about 15 minutes.
“We’re extremely excited to be headed to our second show of the season,” F-35A Demo Team pilot Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe told AvGeekery.com on Monday. “We had an amazing time in Texas, and we’re glad that we’re still able to find ways to showcase our team and our service to the public during these unique times.”
Capt. Wolfe also serves as the team’s commander, based at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. She and her team have prepared for this show during July.
“We are definitely planning on performing our full demo routine,” Capt. Wolfe explained from the flightline. She added she hopes to see some vapor trail from her aircraft.
The B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB, a C-130H Hercules, and the Wings of Blue parachute team are scheduled to perform. The KC-46A Pegasus from McConnell AFB will showcase the military’s newer aerial refueling aircraft.
“This year’s airshow is not only an opportunity to highlight United States Air Force air power and the capabilities of all our military services, but to say ‘thank you’ to our neighbors in Cheyenne and throughout Wyoming,” Col. Peter Bonetti, 90th Missile Wing commander, said Monday. “The community has always provided incredible support for F.E. Warren’s mission and our Airmen.”
Wings Over Warren state the first 1400 to 1500 vehicles will be allowed onto the air base. Parking and the show are free to the public.
Air show entry will be restricted to the gate on Roundtop Road. The gate opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 9:30 a.m., or when Warren AFB reaches car capacity.
Vehicles will be directed to park six-feet apart near the runway. The drive-in air show plans to begin at 10 a.m. and last for two hours.
Air show officials add there will be restrooms and handicap-accessible restrooms available. They encourage guests to bring food and drinks, and to fill up on gasoline before your arrival.
(Charles A Atkeison reports on aerospace and technology. Follow his updates via social media @Military_Flight.)