Fly Over Warren Air Show

F.E. Warren Air Base Hosted The Fly Over Warren Air Show Wednesday Morning
Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 7:26 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a couple days of preparation. Wednesday morning, the U.S. Air Force demonstration team had the people of Cheyenne staring at the sky, as they dominated the air in Cheyenne by flying over F.E. Warren Air Base.

Air crafts from the AC-130, A-10, F-22, F-35 and Helicopters flew around performing formations and stunts that wow’d spectators. Another treat was the open of the show, where jumpers were seen parachuting into the air field.

History was also made for this year’s air show, as the first female demo team pilot was none other than Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe. The Captain and her toy the F-35 jet were the last act of the air show. The Captain was modest in noting that she was making history as the first female demo pilot. However, she wanted to also be an inspiration to the little girls in the crowd that anyone can become a fighter pilot.

The show had obstacles to overcome due to the COVID-19 pandemic changing regulations and safety procedures. Military organizers and the Governors office were able to create a safe event while also putting on a marvelous show for the people to watch.

Colonel Pete Bonetti- 90th missile wing commander thanks the governors office for their assistance in making the event possible. The Colonel said, ““We couldn’t have done this without the help from the governors office. They were fantastic in allowing us to execute a plan like this to have a drive-in style airshow. They came down they helped us out.” He also added, “We went through all the iterations that we could. To make sure we had the public safety first and foremost in our mind. While still giving us an activity that brought us together as a community. I am still pretty proud of what they did. The team came together with an amazing setup. So I was really happy to see everything happen.”

The event turned out to be a success, having hundreds of people come to the viewing area at the base. The Colonel also mentioned that after being around the air crafts for so long and being familiar with them. He couldn’t pick a favorite. Instead, he comments his favorite thing is hearing from the people about how much they loved the show.

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