The United States Navy’s Blue Angels will return to Rome, GA this October to headline the Wings Over North Georgia air show. They made their grand return to the air show circuit earlier this Spring, following the cancellation of their entire 2020 season due to coronavirus.
John Cowman, President of JLC Airshow Management, LLC, asserts that the jet demonstration team used the unexpected down time last year towards the smooth transition from the Legacy Hornets to the bigger, more powerful, and yes, louder F/A-18 Super Hornets.
The Blue Angels will also bring their new C-130 J – affectionately known as “Fat Albert” – to town. The 2021 air show line up also features the US Army SOCOM Black Daggers, the US Air Force A-10 Demo Team, and the USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team, along with some of this country’s leading aerobatic pilots to include Mike Wiskus, Michael Goulian, and Greg Koontz. Cowman indicates that a drive-in format will once again be utilized at Wings Over North Georgia, following a successful debut last year; that drive-in has been expanded for 2021.
The addition of a “Hilltop Patio Club” was recently announced; this package offers seating on airport property approximately 50 feet above the airfield and runway; Cowman indicates that it will offer quite a rush to air show fans.
Wings Over North Georgia 2021 is slated for October 30th and 31st at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport. For tickets and more information, visit the event’s website at www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com.
It is also worth noting that the Blue Angels are currently in the midst of their 75th anniversary season.