Aerial Pre-Show Added to Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In Air Show”

September 18th, 2020 – 2:30 PM

Wings Over North Georgia – 

The America Strong 2020 Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In Air Show” will headline the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia on October 24-25. Additional military performers will include the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II,  F-16 Viper and C-17 Globemaster II demonstration teams.

In order to host a safe event compliant with state and local ordinances, air show organizers opted to shift to a drive-in/tailgate format for the 2020 show. The format will allow for proper social distancing while providing spectators with an amazing experience featuring one of the top military and civilian performer line-ups in a single air show.

“Ticket sales have been strong and front row parking spaces have already sold out,” said air show organizer and JLC AirShow Management President John Cowman. “General airfield parking spaces will be assigned based on guests’ arrival time with the earliest arrivers placed in spots closest to the show flight line. We have added an extra hour of pre-show flying demonstrations for those who arrive early to secure the best spaces.”

Parking Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and Pre-Show Aerial Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday. The pre-show activities include 94th Airlift Wing airdrops & C-130H3 Hercules capabilities demonstrations from the aircrews assigned at  Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

The Georgia SWAT Tactical Team from the Georgia State Patrol helicopter unit also will conduct demonstrations while cars are being parked for the main air show activities.

Opening ceremonies and flying demonstrations will kick-off each day around 12:30 p.m with the USAF Thunderbirds taking the stage at 4:00 P.M. daily.  Parking tickets for the Drive-In Air Show are ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY only and will not be sold on show days. Those interested in attending the event should purchase early before tickets are sold out.

Each vehicle will be assigned a 10’ x 20’ space with an adjacent 10’ x 20’ private viewing area for tailgating. Guests are allowed to bring their own chairs, tables, non-alcoholic beverages, and food. Beverages and food will also be available for sale on site. Portable restrooms & wash stations will be placed throughout the venue and will be sanitized hourly. When air show attendees leave their parking areas for rest room and concession visits, a mask is required.  For a full list of permitted and restricted items and rules, please visit Wings Over North Georgia for more details.

For information on drive-in parking tickets, event FAQs, and a complete list of performers, follow the air show’s Facebook page or visit the Wings Over North Georgia website at  https://www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

Tickets for the Drive-In Air Show are ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY only and will not be sold on show days. Those interested in attending the event should purchase early before tickets are sold out. 

The Wings Over North Georgia airshow is an FAA, DoD, and International Council of Air Shows approved event.  For information on performer lineup, drive-in parking tickets, event FAQs, and a complete list of performers, follow the air show’s Facebook page or visit the Wings Over North Georgia website at  WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

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