Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. An afternoon high in the upper 60s and even near 70 in spots. A southwest wind at 10mph.
Saturday Night: Cloudy and dry during the evening. Some light rain possible late in the night and toward daybreak. Expect ... More...
Navy to Demonstrate F/A-18 Super Hornet at Rome Airshow
JLC AirShow Management announced Thursday that the United States Navy has confirmed that the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show has been approved for the F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical fighter demonstration performed by the VFA-106 TAC Demo Team from NAS Oceana, Virginia. The air show will take place at Richard B. Russell (Tower Field) Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia September 28 – 30 and will be headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Black Diamond jet teams. In addition to the air show, the Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic™, Smoke-n-Thunder Auto Show™ and Commemorative Air Force’s “Red, White & Loud Concert” featuring country recording artist Aaron Tippin will take place.
The air show also announced today that the Black Diamond jet team performance at Wings Over North Georgia and at most other shows this year will consist of two L-39 jets. Originally, Black Diamond had planned on performing in seven jets at the show. The change in Black Diamond’s team makeup was necessary because many of their pilots and aircraft have been engaged by the U.S. government to provide contracting services in support of our nation’s military.
The F/A‐18 Super Hornet is the Navy’ frontline fighter aircraft and has served with distinction during current conflicts. This twin-engine, carrier-based aircraft takes on multiple roles including: air-to-air combat, air-to-ground combat, fighter escort and reconnaissance. The Super Hornet will fly demonstrations on both weekend days at the show.
In addition to the Super Hornet’s solo tactical demonstrations, the air show will also host a United States Navy Legacy Flight pairing the F/A-18 Super Hornet with the F4-U Corsair. The Legacy Flight program matches today’s frontline fighters with their WWII era predecessors in close flight maneuvers. The Super Hornet and Corsair flight is sure to be a grand salute to the United States Navy and its commitment to aviation evolution.
The show also announced that the F4-U Corsair “Korean War Hero” and the P-51D Mustang “Quick Silver” have been added to fly Saturday & Sunday solo demonstrations along with the Friday evening twilight show.
The F4-U Corsair was the most capable carrier-based bomber-fighter of World War II. Flown today by Jim Tobul of South Carolina; this aircraft has seen the tests of time. Jim and his father, Joe Tobul, bought this airplane in 1981 after discovering the 1945 Corsair in a lime orchard in Homestead, Florida. After a very long rebuilding project, "Korean War Hero" proudly flew again on December 8, 1991 over the Pittsburgh skies.
The P-51 is one of the most iconic aircraft from WWII and is known for the incredible & unique sound of the 1800 horsepower Merlin Rolls Royce engine as it performs high power aerobatic routines. The P-51D Quick Silver, also known as “The Resurrected Veteran”, celebrates our nation’s armed forces. Thoughtfully designed, each aspect of the paint feature represents and honors those who have served our country and who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Father and son team, Bill and Scott “Scooter” Yoak of West Virginia, spent 13 years meticulously working to make the P-51D Mustang a reality. The Quick Silver Mustang is made from parts of Mustangs that were used in every war theater the Mustang was utilized.
“As retired Air Force veterans, one of our key company goals in creating this air show was to highlight our nation’s military strength and salute our veterans from WWII to present day,” said John Cowman, President of JLC AirShow Management. “The addition of the F/A-18 Super Hornet and these grand ole’ warbirds will go a long way toward accomplishing those ends.”
Advance purchase general admission tickets and upgraded seating are now on sale at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com along with a current list of the outstanding performers and attractions. The show can also be found on Facebook. High resolution photos of all performers are available upon request from Herb Gillen Agency.
More Entertainment News
Last Update on March 07, 2014 10:08 GMT
ISAIAH WASHINGTON TO RETURN TO "GREY'S ANATOMY"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seven years after he was fired, Isaiah Washington is returning to "Grey's Anatomy." But it won't be a long run. ABC says he will be back in May as the season ends. The end the season will also bring the departure of Sandra Oh. Her character was engaged to Washington's character at one point in the hospital drama. Washington left the series in 2007 after a controversy over his use of an anti-gay slur against fellow actor T.R. Knight. Washington repeated the slur at the 2007 Golden Globe awards. Despite apologizing and meeting with gay-rights groups, he was cut loose from the show.
ARIEL WINTER - "MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ariel Winter had heard of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" before she was cast as Penny in the movie version of it, but she had never seen it. Winter says she looked up the cartoons and thought they were "hilarious and brilliant," but then she made a realization: Penny wasn't in the cartoons. Winter saw that as an opportunity, because she could create the character. She says it was like being given a blank book and she got to write the pages. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" opens in theaters today.
Ariel Winter says she doesn't limit herself to just live acting or just voiceovers for animation because she wants to do everything.
<<CUT ..007 (03/07/14)>> 00:15 "wasn't in it (laughs)"
Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she did some research on her character, Penny, when she found out she was cast in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
<<CUT ..008 (03/07/14)>> 00:11 "my own character"
Ariel Winter, actress
Ariel Winter says she was surprised that her character, Penny, was not in the original cartoon.
"AMERICAN IDOL" ELIMINATES EMILY PIRIZ
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doing a Jennifer Lopez song in front of Jennifer Lopez did not save Emily Piriz on "American Idol." She was sent home. Lopez appeared irritated when the judges were asked if they were going to use their save, and she said their decision was not unanimous. Jena (JEE'-nah) Irene and MK Nobillette were also in the bottom three. Next week, the contestants will sing songs from movies.
Emily Piriz, performing "Stars." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
<<CUT ..003 (03/07/14)>> 00:10 "a decision, no (laughs; crowd noise)"
Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez
Host Ryan Seacrest asks the judges about Emily Piriz's fate. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
<<CUT ..004 (03/07/14)>> 00:16 "use the save (boos)"
Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
The judges decide not to keep Emily Piriz in the competition. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))
12 YEARS A SLAVE UP FOR MTV MOVIE AWARDS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does popcorn come with that Oscar? We'll find out next month with this year's winner for best picture goes up against remakes of box-office stars like "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit" at the MTV Movie Awards. MTV has announced the nominees for this year's awards, which are crafted in the shape of a popcorn box. Other movie of the year categories include "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle." Unlike the Oscars, the awards include categories like best kiss and best shirtless performance. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 13. Conan O'Brien will host.
KEVIN SPACEY TO LEAD FLORIDA ACTING WORKSHOP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- It will be a case of Hollywood meeting Bollywood -- in Florida. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be in Tampa to lead an acting workshop next month. The session will be part of the International Indian Film Academy's weekend and awards. The event is the equivalent to the Oscars for Bollywood. Joining Spacey in the master class will be Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.
The Good Life
Celebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Stories of HonorCelebrate black history all February long with Stories of Honor, sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery.
SideroadsTake a ride with Don Welch to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Road TrippinCome Road Trippin' with us and see all the great sites in your area!
Closings and DelaysThese are the latest School and Business Closings reported to NewsChannel 9. If you see errors or need to add a school or business, call 423-757-7320.
Educator of the WeekEach week WTVC will profile a teacher in Southeast Tennessee and acknowledge their part in the advancement of the education of their students and the contributions to their profession.
Deaf & Hard of HearingInformation provided to NewsChannel 9 by members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Sponsored EventsCheck Back Often for NewsChannel9 Sponsored Events!