Thousands Expected For Fort Wayne Air Show

By Ryan Elijah
By Scott Sarvay

August 31, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM EDT

The first air show in 13 years in Fort Wayne is expected to draw large crowds. Officials from the 122nd Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base say their goal is 50-thousand visitors for both Saturday and Sunday.

Col. David Augustine said the base has been working very hard to make this event one of a kind "there's a lot of effort put into this, we think it will be one of the best air shows in the United States"

F-22 Raptor's, the most lethal stealth aircraft in the Air Force, will highlight the show. Fans will also be able to see large refueling plans and experience how they're refueled by actually lying down in the same position a crew member would.

Gates are open on both Saturday and Sunday from 9-5, with air shows taking place on both days from 12-4pm. The event is free to the public.

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