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04/26/09 — Thousands pack base for Day 1 of Seymour Johnson's big show

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Thousands pack base for Day 1 of Seymour Johnson's big show

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on April 26, 2009 2:00 AM

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An F-15E Strike Eagle and a P-51 Mustang make their heritage flight pass above the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Saturday during the Wings Over Wayne air show. The air show is set to resume today at 9 a.m., with the same headlining acts featured on Day 1 -- the Army Golden Knights parachute team, Navy Blue Angels, Seymour Johnson's F-15E Demo Team and Tora!Tora!Tora!, a Pearl Harbor re-enactment. Dozens of aircraft from both the military's past and present will also be on hand.

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Geoffrey and Jennifer Merritt and their son Hunter, 3, watch as the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team perform during the Wings Over Wayne airs show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Saturday. Record crowds turned out for the event.

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Blue Angels No. 1 Pilot Commander signs autographs for the crowd after his team's performance Saturday.

Lacy Watts knew she was supposed to cover her ears. Her mother, Tanya, had warned her that the sound of a fighter jet passing by might leave them ringing. But when F-15E Demonstration Team pilot Capt. Phil Smith ripped through...

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