Wings Over Wayne Generates $20 Million In Economic Impact

Jun 15, 2017

A new report shows the estimated economic impact for the 2017 Wings Over Wayne Airshow was in excess of $20 million dollars.  The report, by the Travel & Tourism Department for the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County quantified the economic benefits generated from overnight travel and day visitors.  More than half of the visitors attended Wings Over Wayne for their first time in 2017, and nearly 65% of all visitors travelled more than 50 miles.  Saturday's crowd estimate was 130,000 visitors, with an additional 100,000 people visiting on Sunday. This year’s attendance was the best in the history of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The next air show is scheduled for 2019.