US Navy Blue Angels, AeroShell Aerobatic Team to headline air show

The autumn-rich colors of the north Georgia mountains will set the backdrop as the United States Navy´s Blue Angels and the AeroShell Demonstration Teams headline the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, the company said.

The show will take place at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on Oct 21-22.

The Navy´s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron´s six F/A-18 jets and the Marines´ hulking KC-130T, affectionately known as “Fat Albert,” will perform actual military maneuvers before the crowds during each performance day. Last year´s airshow, headlining the US Air Force Thunderbirds, attracted nearly 50,000 attendees to north Georgia´s largest family-friendly event.

The Blue Angels C-130 Allison-powered four-engine transport aircraft Fat Albert is designed to carry the team´s equipment, logistics, and personnel to each air show site.

Albert will perform several low passes and high-inclination climbs to open the Blue Angels´ flight demonstration hour. The signature blue-and-gold F/A-18 Hornet jets will then take to the skies to perform a nearly 40-minute demonstration. Watch for the sneak pass by Angels 5 and 6 as they scream low overhead and from behind the crowd during their demonstration. It´s an air show crowd favorite.

The Wings Over North Georgia airshow is an FAA, DoD, and International Council Air Shows recognized event. For the full list of performers, activities, and ticket options – air show fans, exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors can visit the official Wings Over North Georgia air show website.