2021 Wings Over Wayne Airshow Postponed Until 2022

2021 Wings Over Wayne Airshow Postponed Until 2022

A huge biennial event for the Goldsboro area won’t take flight until 2022.

Col. Kurt “Bigfoot” Helphinstine, Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, has announced the 2021 Wings Over Wayne Air and Space Expo has been postponed until 2022 due to concerns over COVID-19.

The event is now scheduled for April 30 and May 1, 2022.

Helphinstine announced the decision Wednesday on Seymour Johnson’s Facebook page.

Postponing the event is expected to help solve some of the issue the base may face with hosting an airshow during a pandemic and ensure the safety of airmen, their families and the community.

Col. Helphinstine also says, “while unfortunate, it does allow the base to take advantage of a unique opportunity in 2022 as it will align our airshow with the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force and the 80th anniversary of Seymour Johnson’s activation.”