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Wings Over North Georgia Airshow Coming to Rome
JLC AirShow Management announced Monday that the United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team, Red Eagle Air Sports, and Liberty Jump Team have been added to the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show lineup. The show will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (above) and Black Diamond Jet Teams and will take place at Richard B. Russell (Tower Field) Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia September 28 – 30. In addition to the air show, the Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic™ and Smoke-n-Thunder Auto Show™ will also take place.
The United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team represents the professionalism and dedication of the specially trained Soldiers of the United States Army Infantry Center and Schools, to include Airborne, Pathfinders and the Army elite Rangers. The team has 12 parachute jumpers and travels five ground crew members. Each Silver Wings team member has averaged between 200 and 2,500 free fall jumps and free falls for close to two miles at approximately 120 miles per hour during their jumps. Their parachutes are considered flexible wings gliders, designed for maneuverability and prevision. The team is stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Red Eagle Air Sports Team, a two-ship formation aerobatic team, will soar through North Georgia’s skies during the show, captivating audiences with its complex maneuvers. The team displays a singular blend of low-level precision formation and solo aerobatics with fascinating transitions. Flying the Pitts S2C and one-of-a-kind Talon Eagle, pilots Billy Werth and Dan McClung demonstrate the awesome power of these highly-modified aerobatic aircraft.
McClung is a retired U.S. Navy 767 Captain and has accumulated more than 23,000 flight hours. He was appointed as an Air Show Competency Evaluator by the International Council of Air Shows. Werth is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and flies KC-135 Stratotankers.
The Liberty Jump Team will gracefully fall through the skies showing off its World War II-style jumps. The team’s mission is to perpetuate the remembrance of the brave men and women of WWII and all other war veterans. Primarily consisting of active duty, retired or reserve U.S. and foreign military, the Liberty Jump Team utilizes vintage C-47s which were used to carry U.S. paratroopers for the D-Day landings in WWII. The commemorative jump team not only performs at air shows, but also serves as jump instructors for new jumpers.
“This lineup just keeps getting bigger, better, and more diverse,” said John Cowman, President of JLC AirShow Management. “We have an international military jet team, a civilian jet team, outstanding aerobatic performers and two jump teams!”
Advance purchase tickets are now on sale at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com along with a current list of performers and attractions. The show can also be found on Facebook.
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