The Blue Angels and “Fat Albert” will headline Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

ROME, Georgia (WDEF) – The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will headline the annual Wings Over North Georgia this fall.

The blue-and-gold F/A-18 Hornet jets will perform a nearly 40-minute demonstration.

Their opening act will be the plane that gets the team to the show on time.

The Marine KC-130T transport carries the team’s gear and personnel to the show.

Then “Fat Albert” will take to the sky for some low passes over the crowd and a steep climb, just to show that it can.

But, of course, there is much more.

This year’s show features the US SOCOM Para-Commandos Parachute Team, current national aerobatic champion Rob Holland, Scott Yoak’s “Quick Silver” P-51D Mustang, and Jim Tobul’s “Korean War Hero” F4U Corsair.

And Bill Braack will challenge an aerobatic aircraft to a race.

He’ll be driving the jet-powered Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car at speeds up to 400 mph.

On the ground, you can meet The Sky Soldiers’ Helicopter Demo Team, Buck Roetman’s Christen Eagle, the local Tiger Flight Team, Bob Carlton’s jet-powered sail plane, and Wild Blue Airshows

And you can hop a ride on a Huey UH-1 or Cobra AH-1F helicopter.

Last year, over 50,000 people attended the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome.

The date is Oct. 21-22 at the Russell Regional Airport.

Tickets for the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show are available online at

More acts are yet to be announced.

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