Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field Oct. 9-10

From STAFF REPORTS news@newnan.com There is excitement in the air at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, and Oct. 9-10 you will be able to see it. It's the 13th Annual Great Georgia Airshow. With a lineup of events featuring gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance, organizers are bracing for what could be the "most exciting show yet."
This year's show -- produced by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Dixie Wing -- will feature military aircraft, civilian aerobatics, historic warbirds performing the Battle of Midway, and ground activities for both days. Back by popular demand is three-time National Champion Gene Soucy, as he tears up the sky in a ShowCat plane with his combination of smoke, noise and elegance in the air. The crowd favorite features wingwalker Teresa Stokes, as she climbs onto the wings of the ShowCat, piloted by Soucy, for her ride on a wing. The air show will host Team Chaos Extreme Airshows -- a thrill-a-minute dog fight between two aircraft and a jet truck -- as well as show off modern military aircraft. Also there will be Flash Fire Jet Truck, Gary Ward and the MX2, BearFeat Acrobatics and local magic in the air Red Eagle Airsports. Check the air show website for updates on newly-added performing teams. The CAF Dixie Wing will showcase its growing collection of vintage World War II and Korean War-era aircraft. The organization, based in Peachtree City, is the Georgia chapter of the Commemorative Air Force, an international non-profit dedicated to restoring and flying vintage American military aircraft. Rides will be available for purchase in the CAF Dixie Wing, SBD Dauntless, LT-6 Mosquito and C-45 Expeditor. Once again, the military will reinforce American dominance in the skies with appearances by F-15s, F-16s, F-18s and the C-130. One of the pilots is home-grown Lt. Col. Alexander G. Haldopoulus, a 1988 graduate of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City. Spectators will be able to get close up to static military aircraft on the ground. Scott Slade of WSB Talk Radio will serve as the airshow announcer. As always, this year's Great Georgia Airshow will be more than an air show. There will also be a lot of fun on the grounds of Falcon Field. The show provides a venue for educational displays and kids activities throughout the weekend. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, souvenirs and food. Proceeds from the show will benefit local non-profit organizations, including school groups and scouting. The Corporate Chalet area is available for sponsors who wish to enjoy a unique experience at the show while entertaining clients and employees or friends and relatives. Advance tickets can be purchased at Kroger stores until midnight Oct. 8. Advance tickets are discounted and sell for: adults, $15; children, ages 6-12, $5. Kids ages 5 and under get in free. After Oct. 8, tickets are also available at the gate: adults, $18; children, ages 6-12, $7. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days, with aerial performances from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. To better ensure security and safety absolutely no coolers, backpacks, or pets. For more information visit www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com or contact the airshow office at 770-632-0365.

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