The Blue Angels are heading back to Rome, GA! The United States Navy’s flight demonstration team will make a second appearance in Rome during the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia air show. John Cowman and the team from JLC Airshow Management, LLC received official confirmation of this news at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows (or ICAS) in Las Vegas earlier this week. It was officially announced this past summer that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return for their third appearance in Rome at the 2020 air show.
Cowman says that Rome will be among the first communities to see the Blue Angels demonstrate the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Wings Over North Georgia is among the line-up of shows in the Blues’ 75th anniversary tour.
The introduction of a new air racing series will accompany the Thunderbirds’ appearance at WONG ’20, adds Cowman.
Wings Over North Georgia will be a homecoming of sorts for some members of both the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds teams. LCDR Cary Rickoff, a Blue Angels pilot, is a native of the Atlanta area. Cowman has caught up with him and many others from the air show world this week; he says that they are all looking forward to coming to Rome.
Discounted tickets and parking for the 2020 air show are currently available online at www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com. Premium seating is expected to sell out quickly, asserts Cowman, who adds that air show tickets make great gifts for the aviation enthusiasts on your Christmas shopping list.