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Canadian Forces Snowbirds to be Inaugural Headliners at Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

Canadian Forces Snowbirds to be Inaugural Headliners at Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

The inaugural Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will be held at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia September 28 -- 30, 2012. Air show officials announced that they have secured the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration team to headline what will be a phenomenal lineup of military demonstrations, civilian performers, unique ground displays and kid-friendly/family-friendly attractions.

Flying their nine distinctive red and white CT-114 Tutors, the Snowbirds serve as Canadian Forces ambassadors and demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication. The Snowbirds are internationally known for their awe-inspiring precision aerobatics consisting of more than 50 different formations and maneuvers. The Snowbirds are one of only three military jet teams from North America and the team makes very few appearances each year in the United States.

In addition to the Snowbirds and other aviation attractions that will be the centerpiece of the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, the show will also host the Smoke'nThunder Barbeque Classic and Auto Show™ on the air show grounds during the show weekend. The Smoke'nThunder Barbeque Classic will be a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS)-sanctioned event that will attract professional and amateur barbeque competitors from across the country. The competition will host more than 100 competition team booths onsite and award a total purse prize of $18,750. The Smoke'nThunder Auto Show is expected to draw more than 500 show cars from throughout the Southeastern U.S. that will compete for a total purse prize of $6,000.

The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is being produced by JLC AirShow Management, LLC, which specializes in producing air shows and related events. The company is based in Kennesaw, Georgia.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring an amazing event like this to Northern Georgia," said Rob Skelton, director of the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. "To secure a major international jet team like the Snowbirds in our first year really says something about what the air show industry expects from this new show. The Snowbirds are just the start. We are going to have some additional exciting news in the very near future."

The Snowbirds will headline what will be a sensational lineup of the top air show acts on the circuit. In addition to the Snowbirds, top-tier civilian and military performers, classic warbirds, as well as a full slate of static displays and kid-friendly attractions will be announced soon.

Tickets for the show and additional information about sponsorship opportunities will soon be available at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com. Fans can now register at the site to receive updates about ticket information, updates on performer additions to the show and other show information. The show can also be found on Facebook.High resolution images and b-roll of the Snowbirds is available upon request from Herb Gillen Agency.

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