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AVOCA -- Biplanes, bombers, and fighter jets took off from the runway at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected at the airport this weekend for the return of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show. For those who came out on Saturday, they say it was well worth the wait.

For the first time in 17 years, the skies above the Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties were filled with planes from the past and the fighter jets of today. It was a chance to pass down memories for the kids, now adults, who remember when the air show was around the last time. Some of the technology has changed, but the show hasn't. There are about a dozen different flying displays along with aircraft on the ground for the kids to explore. The hands-on experience could have a lasting impact. Just ask Naval Lt. Commander T.J. Browning of Peckville. Browning flew a E-2C Hawkeye to Avoca for the air show. He's one of three local pilots performing this weekend.