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Fort Wayne Air Show brings out thousands

Thousands of people of all ages came to check out the Fort Wayne Air Show. The organizers and performers hope to spark interest in flying high in the sky.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 7:38 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 8:52 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne's Air Show celebrates aviation, honors the military, and most importantly is trying to increase awareness of the need for people working in the sky.

There’s WWII aircrafts you can see fly, topline civilian performers, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds just to name a few.

This year's theme is STEM which involves science, technology, engineering, and math.

"Those are the basic components. What we think about, what we process, what we learn, what we process when it comes to flying," pilot Billy Wirth said.

Heights might not be everyone's thing, but one performer said his performance might change your mind.

"So many people worry about airplanes flying. If any little thing happens, they're gonna crash they think. That's not true. I lose a major flight control that makes the airplane turn on purpose to show there's another one that'll make it fly just fine. I was an A320 captain for Northwest Airlines, and when people were worried about flying, I'd walk up the jet way and I'd show them videos of what I do with the airplane and say I can do the same thing with an A320," pilot Kent Pietsch said.

This is the first Fort Wayne Air Show in three years.

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