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By Steve Hansen
The Staff of The News 

Cannon airshow attracts capacity crowd


Last updated 4/25/2023 at 2:16pm

Steve Hansen

Waylon Diller of Amarillo, Texas, left, pauses with a pilot , Force First Lt. Huan Xue, at the controls of a T-1A Jayhawk training jet for airlift and tanker pilots on Saturday. The Jayhawk flew in for the Cannon AFB "Wings over Cannon" air show from Vance AFB in Enid, Okla.

Cannon Air Force Base has convincing proof the region missed its airshows. Officials said a capacity crowd of 11,500 people were on the grounds by 12:45 p.m. Saturday for "Wings Over Cannon," the base's first airshow in five years.

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