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Air Force Thunderbirds return for 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - This time next year the US Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base. The Thunderbirds perform at only 32 air bases in the country every year.

Officials with the base announced details of the 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show on Wednesday which hopes to draw about 80,000 people.

"Anytime you can come out and get hands-on, close ups to airplanes, the pilots, the maintainers that's what the air show is all about," said Col. Michael D. Stohler of the 122nd Fighter Wing. "For the Guard it's a way to pay back to our community for all the things they've done for us over the years."

Other acts for the show are still in the works. Officials will announce details at a later date.

At least $50,000 from the event will be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

The last Fort Wayne Air Show in 2016 drew in more than 36,000 spectators.

The show is July 6-7, 2019 and admission is free.
 


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