October 29-30, 2016

Rome, Georgia
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Schedule & Welcome

NOTE: With the current FAA/DOD/DHS government regulations & requirements; individual performer & team demonstration times may not be posted.  In the event of inclement weather, acts of god; current FAA and Public Safety authorities may require adjustments to the show & performer schedules including the possibility of postponement or cancellation.  If weather becomes an issue, there are normally three optional flying profiles available to get the show completed: High Show, Medium Show and Flat Show.  All scheduled events, performers & activities are subject to change without prior notice.  

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DRAFT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

  • 7:00 am: Airport Parking Lots Opens (Advance Purchase Airport Parking Passes Only)
  • 8:00 am:  Remote Public Parking Lots Open (Rome-Braves Stadium; Armuchee High School, Floyd Community Center; Northside Church)
  • 8:00 am:  Airport Tickets Booths Open
  • 8:00 am:  Remote Shuttle Bus Services Begin
  • 9:00 am:  Airshow Main Entry Gates Open
  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm:  Air Show Opening Ceremonies — Performer Introductions / National Anthem / Flag Drops
  • 12:00 – 3:00 pm:  Aerial Performances & Ground Demonstrations
  • 2:45 – 3:00 pm:  Military Service Veterans Assembly (North Ramp)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm:  USSOCOM Paracommandos Parachute Demo, Veterans Parade of Honor & Patriotic Flyovers
  • 3:30 -4:00 pm:   Aerial Performances
  • 4:00 pm:  USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron

SATURDAY EVENING

  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm:   Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic Awards (Event 1), Tiger Flight Hanger
  • 4-30 – 8:30 pm:  BBQ Classic Competition (Event 2), Kids Zone, Static Displays, Exhibits & International Foods
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series — TBD
  • 7:00 pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series — TRAVIS TRITT
  • 8:30 pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Patriotic Fireworks Grand Finale
  • 9:00 pm:  Gates Close & Shuttle Bus Services Ends

SUNDAY

  • 7:00 am:  Airport Parking Lots Opens (Advance Purchase Airport Parking Passes Only)
  • 7:00 am:  Remote Public Parking Lots Open (Rome-Braves Stadium; Armuchee High School; Community Center)
  • 8:00 am:  Airport Tickets Booths Open
  • 9:00 am:  Remote Shuttle Bus Services Begin
  • 9:00 am:  Air Show Main Entry Gates Open
  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm:  Airshow Opening Ceremonies — Performer Introductions / National Anthem / Flag Drops
  • 12:00 – 3:00 pm:  Aerial Performances & Ground Demonstrations
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm:  USSOCOM Para Commandos Parachute Demo & Intermission
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm: Aerial Performances
  • 4:00 pm: USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic Awards (Event 2), Tiger Flight Hanger
  • 5:30 pm:  Gates Close & Shuttle Bus Services Ends

Welcome Airshow Fans!

We are excited bringing together groups of world-class performers, competitors and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the fifth annual 2016 Wings Over North Georgia Airshow and Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic “DOUBLE” competition. On behalf of the Russell Regional Airport, Floyd County and City of Rome; JLC AirShow Management is honored to be your official host.

WONG_Ad-6x5_vs1After experiencing the hurricane drenched & disappointing 2015 airshow weekend featuring the USAF Raptor, USN Hornets, USMC Osprey & GEICO Skytypers; it’s our pleasure to welcome back to Rome our 2016 airshow headliners — The USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron along with a hometown Country Music voice “Travis Tritt” performing Saturday evening.  Airshows and BBQ Competitions are excellent community events where performers, competitors and special guests can directly interact with the fans, community organizations, businesses and sponsors while promoting a feeling of pride through partnerships within the community.  An endeavor this large requires a total team effort and that is why building partnerships is such a critical component for this event to be successful.

We have assembled a top-notch staff of professionals and volunteers to execute this world-class event at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport.  If the Weather Gods cooperate, this year’s event will go much smoother as our fans travel to and from the airshow grounds!

We will continue with the very successful BBQ Classic “DOUBLE” competition format introduced last year. This format provides the Pitmasters competing with two KCBS & GBC sanctioned competitions formated with a Fri-Sat and Sat-Sun competitions.  Again, there will be a huge purse & prize package exceeding $25,000. Adjacent to the entry gates, an Airshow Information Booth for guests providing current show information along with the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic signature competition smoker provided by our sponsor Southern-Q-Smokers.  This booth will insure arriving fans receive a full understanding of the daily schedule, locations of displays, static displays and attraction locations of the various seating, chalets and best viewing options.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of these knowledgeable personnel hosted again by Rome’s Convention & Visitors Bureau staff.

As each of you enjoy these new relationships and participate in the 2016 Wings Over North Georgia airshow and BBQ Classic “Double” competition weekend; it is important for everyone to have fun, but keeping safety at the forefront as we highlight all these professional talents while hosting the tens of thousands of attending fans.

Please remember to recognize and thank our volunteers, sponsors and community supporters who stepped-up to make this airshow weekend a reality. You can keep up to date by following the current news posted on our website, facebook and twitter accounts. Fans can also sign up here on the website home page to receive regular email news and special offers.

We look forward to seeing each of you in action at this year’s event.  Based on all the great preparation and planning, we are confident the 2016 Wings Over North Georgia airshow & BBQ Classic competition will continue to prosper and remain the number one rated family and economic impact event in Rome-Floyd County & North Georgia!

                                                                                                                             Warmest Regards,  

                                                                                                                             JLC AirShow Management
                                                                                                                             Wings Over North Georgia Staff