It's a fall weekend filled with breathtaking feats, the roar of engines and a hushed crowd anticipating the next high speed dive toward Earth.
The Great Georgia Airshow returns to the skies over Peachtree City for its 2011 edition Oct. 8-9.
Airshow Director Angie Faulise recently announced the appearance of a new jet team at this year's show, which will feature some of the world's top aerobatic pilots and performers. "We are extremely excited that the Heavy Metal Jet Team will join us for the 2011 Air Show," says Faulise.
The 2011 Great Georgia Airshow marks the first time in 10 years that the festival has hosted a jet team. "The Heavy Metal Jet Team features retired military jet pilots in a five-ship, aerobatic, civilian-owned jet team," says Faulise. "This team is the first of its kind and has been extremely popular wherever it has performed."
Also highlighting this year's airshow is a celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. Established in 1911, Naval Aviation has served a pivotal role in the America's history over the last 100 years. A U.S. Navy Legacy Flight will combine a modern F/A-18 Hornet and World War II-era F4U Corsair in a stirring tribute to America's veterans.
Selected as a Top 20 Event in 2009 by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the Great Georgia Airshow is known for its dynamic mix of aerial displays, as well as numerous other activities for families and fun-seekers of all ages
The 2011 lineup includes military aircraft demonstration teams, spine tingling aerobatics, precision sky diving, a thundering jet truck and a host of vintage aircraft.
For the young at heart, rides in the Dixie Wing's growing fleet of World War II and Korean War aircraft are available for purchase.
Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Great Georgia Airshow, which will be the only airshow in the Atlanta area this fall. Airshow fans looking for additional information and tickets can visit the show's website at http://www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com/. Active duty military in uniform and kids under 5 will be admitted free.