October 3-4, 2015

Rome, Georgia
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Schedule & Welcome

NOTE: Due to FAA, DOD & HLD security requirements; individual performer & team demonstration times may not be posted.  In the event of public safety, weather & performer changes; the published weekend air show schedule, times and activities are all subject to change without prior notice…


2015 WONG Airshow Guide


DRAFT SCHEDULE


SATURDAY 

  • 8:00am:  Reserved Airport Parking Lot Opens (Airport Parking Passes Only)
  • 8:00am:  Remote Public Parking Lots Open (Rome-Braves Stadium; Armuchee High School, Community Center; Northside Church)
  • 9:30am:  Tickets Booths Open
  • 9:30am:  Remote Shuttle Bus Services Begin
  • 10:30am:  Air Show Main Entry Gates Open
  • 10:30am:  BBQ Classic (Event 1), Kids Zone, Static Displays, Exhibits & International Foods
  • 12:30pm:  Air Show Opening Ceremonies — Anthem / Flag Drops / Budweiser Clydesdale Pulling Team
  • 1:00pm:  Aerial Performances & Ground Demonstrations
  • 3:15pm:  USSOCOM Paracomandos Parachute Demo & Military Veterans Parade of Honor
  • 4:00pm:  F-22 Raptor & AF Heritage Flight Demonstrations

SATURDAY EVENING

  • 4:30 – 8:30pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic Awards (Event 1), BBQ Classic Competition (Event 2), Kids Zone, Static Displays, Exhibits & International Foods
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series — GA Blues Brothers
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series — Ladies For Liberty
  • 7:00pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series Headliner — The Charlie Daniels Band
  • 8:30pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder Fireworks Grand Finale
  • 9:00pm:  Gates Close & Shuttle Bus Services Ends

SUNDAY

  • 8:00am:  Reserve Airport Parking Lot Opens (Airport Passes Only)
  • 8:00am:  Remote Public Parking Lots Open (Rome-Braves Stadium; Armuchee High School; Community Center)
  • 9:30am:  Tickets Booths Open
  • 9:30am:  Remote Shuttle Bus Services Begin
  • 10:30am:  Air Show Main Entry Gates Open
  • 10:30am:  BBQ Classic (Event 2), Kids Zone, Static Displays, Exhibits & International Foods
  • 12:30pm:  Air Show Opening Ceremonies / Anthem / Flag Drops
  • 1:00pm:  Aerial Performances & Ground Demonstrations
  • 3:15pm:  USSOCOM Paracomandos Parachute Demo & Intermission
  • 4:00pm:  F-22 Raptor & AF Heritage Flight Demonstrations
  • 4:30pm:  Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic Awards (Event 2)
  • 5:30pm:  Gates Close & Shuttle Bus Services Ends

Welcome Attendees!

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 fourth annual 2015 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic and General Aviation Fly-In.  On behalf of the Russell Regional Airport, Floyd County and City of Rome; JLC AirShow Management is honored to be your official host.

2015 WONG Poster (12x18)Coming off the outstanding 2014 air show weekend headlining the USAF Thunderbirds; it’s our pleasure to welcome our 2015 performer line-up headlining the USAF F-22 Raptor, USN F/A-18 Hornet, USMC MV-22 Osprey and GEICO Skytypers Flight Demonstration Teams along with America’s Country Music’s Legend “The Charlie Daniels Band” performing Saturday evening.  Air Shows 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.  We have addressed with the local authorities regarding traffic challenges our fans experienced last year on Saturday and we’re convinced these issues are now corrected.  This year’s event will go much smoother as our fans travel to and from the show on Saturday & Sunday!

New for 2015 — We have expanded the BBQ Classic to become the first ever “DOUBLE COMPETITION” format in Georgia.  This format provides our Pitmaters competing with two Fri-Sat & Sat-Sun competitions with a purse & prize packages exceeding $25,000.  We have created a new entry gate Information Booth for our fans to get current show information.  This informational booth helps fan arriving get a better understanding of the daily schedule, locations of the key displays & attractions and locations of the various seating options.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of our knowledgeable personnel for assistance.

As each of you enjoy these new relationships and participate in the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show 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. Take some time and signup at 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 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show & BBQ Classic competition will continue to prosper and remain the number one rated family and economic event in Rome-Floyd County & North Georgia!

                                    Warmest Regards,  

                                                                                                                             JOHN L. COWMAN, President
                                                                                                                             JLC AirShow Management, LLC
                                                                                                                             Wings Over North Georgia, LLC