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Huge crowds on opening day of the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

October 22, 2017 8:19 a.m.


The 2017 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show took flight on Saturday, October 21. The air show will continue on Sunday, October 22. The U.S. Navy Blue angels are the headliners for the sixth-annual event hosted at the Richard Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA.

Link to video from performer mounted cameras captured during opening day for the 2017 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show -

7-Time National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland
Sharpsburg, GA resident Buck Roetman
The Smoke-and-Thunder Jet Car
The parade of veterans video taken from a UH-1 Huey
Scott Yoak’s P-51 Mustang

Opening day for the event was estimated to have more than 42,000 people in attendance. Record-breaking crowds are expected for Sunday as well. Attendees should plan to arrive at the air show early. Airport and remote parking lots will open at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday with the gates opening to guests at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies will kick-off at 11:15 a.m. and will be followed by the first flying performances beginning at noon. For the latest air show updates, follow the show on Facebook at

Additional Information: In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, there will also be performances by the SOCOM Para-Commandos, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, seven-time world aerobatic champion Rob Holland, Buck Roetman’s modified Pitts S2S, Bill Braack’s jet car and jet truck, Bob Carlton’s jet-powered sailplane, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, Scott Yoak’s P-51 Mustang, and Jim Tobul’s F4U Corsair.

For more information on the air show activities, parking and ticket information, please visit