Officials with Barksdale expected more than 150,000 visitors for the opening day of the show but instead, more than 170,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to the base in Louisiana. Show officials and base leaders had to turn several thousand people away because of capacity concerns. Sunday, Day 2 of the show is expected to be just as popular with another record crowd in attendance.
During the show, B-29 Doc flew a heritage flight with a B-52, B-17 and B-25 in front of the crowd.
Doc will again perform and fly in the same heritage formation on Sunday before returning to Wichita late Sunday afternoon.