Wings over Solano 2022

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  • By Senior Airman Alexander Merchak
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Team Travis opened its gates to over 110,000 people this past weekend for the Wings Over Solano open house and air show May 14 – 15, 2022.

The open house and air show provided the local community an opportunity to interact directly with Travis Airmen and see the capabilities at Travis AFB on full display.

The air show weekend consisted of 35 aerial demonstrations, comprised of 24 modern and vintage military aircraft featuring 8 USAF Major Weapon Systems from three Major Commands and also showcasing Travis AFB’s three-ship all-female Parade of Heavies.

“We are so happy to be able to put together an event like this and open our gates to the community,” said Lt. Col. Mike Deprey, open house director.

Amongst the static displays of aircraft, there were a wide variety of booths and a kids zone with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math interactive displays. The STEM booths included Phoenix Spark’s 3-D printing and virtual reality systems, NASA’s altitude pressure chamber and a Boeing KC-46A Pegasus simulator.

“There were a lot of kids with smiles on their faces, so it’s a big win for the community,” said Deprey.

One family said it had been a while since they attended an air show, and with the birth of their first child, they wanted to create new memories.

“Seeing the Parade of Heavies was my favorite part of the show, knowing that they are the workhorses of the Air Force, its incredible to see them in action,” said Bobby Lao, attendee.

Every takeoff, their daughter pointed in the direction of the aircraft to make sure no one missed any part of the aerial performances.  

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