Wings Over Pittsburgh returns for 2017 show

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  • By Senior Airman Beth Kobily
  • 911th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

After a six year break, the Wings Over Pittsburgh Open House is back and slated to take off over the skies of Pittsburgh at the 911th Airlift Wing, Coraopolis, Pa., May 13 & 14, 2017.

The Open House will be held over Mother’s Day weekend with “Forging the Future” as this year’s theme. The theme was chosen as a way to say thank you to the community for the support as the base transitions to a bright new future with the conversion to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

“Since our last open house we have proved our efficiency and effectiveness in the face of a fiscal landscape, requiring more with less,” said Maj. Charlie Baker, open house director with the 911th Airlift Wing. “Thanks to our Steel Airmen and the community’s unwavering support we are looking forward to a very bright future. This May, on the 13th and 14th, we look forward to opening our doors and having a terrific weekend with our neighbors and community partners.”

This year’s headliner is the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, with many other acts such as Sean D. Tucker and the F-22 Demonstration and Heritage Flight Team soaring through the skies and different military and civilian aircraft on the ground for guests to explore.

Both the event and event parking are free to the public. Parking plans are pending completion and will be announced in future releases, as well as rules on items to bring and not to bring to the event.

With planning underway everyone is encouraged to visit and the Facebook event page for the most up-to-date information.