We are very excited to bring together another group of world-class performers, competitors and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the fifth annual 2015 Wings Over North Georgia Airshow and Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic competition. On behalf of the Russell Regional Airport, Floyd County and City of Rome; JLC AirShow Management is honored to be your official host.
After a 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 weekend headliners — The USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron along with America’s Country Music’s Legend “The Charlie Daniels Band” 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 regional event at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport. If Mother Nature and the Weather Gods cooperate, this year’s event will go much smoother as our fans travel to and from the show on Saturday & Sunday!
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 for a Fri-Sat & Sat-Sun competitions. Again, we’ll provide a huge purse & prize package exceeding $25,000. We have created adjacent to the entry gate, an Airshow Information Booth for guests to get the current show information along with the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic competition smoker provided by our sponsor Southern-Q-Smokers. This booth will insure arriving fans get a full understanding of the daily schedule, locations of displays & attractions and locations of the various seating & 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.
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 signup 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,JOHN L. COWMAN, President JLC AirShow Management, LLC