Our network

Big Crowd Causes Long Wait At Robins AFB Air Show | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Big Crowd Causes Long Wait At Robins AFB Air Show

More than 100,000 people crowded Robins Air Force Base Saturday ready to see the Blue Angels and other acts in flight.

Some 13 WMAZ viewers say their excitement came to a halt as they were trying to get from the shuttle bus to base.

Harriet Weeks Packs commented on our 13 WMAZ Facebook page, saying, "We waited for three hours. Got there at 10 and got in at 1 p.m. Boo to you Warner Robins."

Another viewer commented, "Glad it was free or I would want my money back. Go here... go there... stand in line... shuttle... walk... and you're two hours from your show up time. Guess I should have read the fine print."

Base spokeswoman Chrissy Miner say the big crowd led to the long waits.

"Logistically I understand that it was difficult in the transportation piece but with that amount of people you know it is difficult to mitigate 100,000 folks at one time," says Miner. "So again if folks would just give us some patience and understanding and maybe stagger their times a little bit and understand that you know when that amount of people are going out to one location its quite an undertaking, so you know hopefully overall they enjoyed the show."

Miner says they don't plan to make any changes to the shuttle service for Sunday's show. She says they expect the wait time to be shorter since less people normally show up on the second day.


Robins Businesses