Maxwell air show has visitors flying high

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There's no doubt the high flyers of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds had folks of all ages mesmerized.

"They've been low to the ground.  They've passed inches from the ground it looks like.  How do they not hit each other?" says Montgomery resident, Jamie Sharman.

"My heart kinda stopped at that point," says one young boy.

A perfect way to cap off what many called a perfect day for flying, the famous Thunderbirds strutted their stuff for thousands to see.

"It's just amazing to think that somebody's able to do that," says Montgomery resident, Debbie Massey

It has been four years since Maxwell Air Force Base held an air show, and now that they've done it again, Montgomery welcomes the open house and visitors can't get enough.

"We have seen it before, but I guess that shows how amazed we are because we've come back for more," says Les Massey.

The show did more than just highlight great flying. Visitors toured planes, watched reenactments of aircraft combat from World War II and the Vietnam War, and even did a little dancing.

Visitors say not only is the show an awesome sight to see but it's educational, too.

"For the civilians that don't get to come on the base itself, it gives them an opportunity to see exactly what the base life is about, and if they decide to go in the Air Force, exactly what it will encompass," says Montgomery resident, Carla Elston.

It's a world of wonder that's usually guarded from the public eye. But for two days, it's a chance for everyone to see behind the scenes of the United States military.

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