Great Georgia Airshow coming back Oct. 11-13

Planes will take to the skies of Peachtree City and Coweta County Oct. 11-13 for the revamped Great Georgia Airshow. Photo/file.

After a one-year hiatus, the Great Georgia Airshow will roar back to life Oct. 11-13 at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City with its first-ever “night show” featuring a fireworks show and a “pyro show” executed by an airplane flying in complete darkness.

Also slated to perform in the Friday-only night show are the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Magic By Moonlight plane, the Misty Blues all-female skydiving demo team and the FlashFire Jet Truck.

The Friday night show is an expansion of the airshow’s traditional two-day event and requires a separate ticket. They are not skimping on the daytime show either, with some 21 performers expected to attend.

“Seventy-five percent of the performers are new to the show” said Air Show Director Angie Faulise. “We also have a team of new volunteers that have energized our show with innovative and creative ideas, such as hospitality chalets and the use of social media.”

In addition to having a slate consisting largely of new performers, the reboot of The Great Georgia Airshow will include live music, food trucks, craft beer and a host of other entertainment. There will also be a myriad of kids’ activities on-site as well.

As always the airshow will feature static displays of aircraft, allowing the public to get an up-close look at warbirds and other private aircraft both old and new.

The show benefits more than 40 area non-profit and civic organizations, and it also has helped the local economy. Conservative estimates of business activity due to preparation and staging of the event are at $1.13 million, airshow officials said.

“GGAS is without a doubt a premier aviation event with something for everyone,” Faulise said. “But more importantly, it’s a chance for the community to come together in support of many groups and causes.”

The airshow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Association.

More than 10,000 tickets have been pre-sold, setting the stage for the county’s largest event of the year.

The Great Georgia Airshow is hosted by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or volunteer, visit the airshow website at www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

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VJ Day

Isn't that in August?

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bladderq - Yes

It was August 15th or 14th depending on where you were on earth at the time.

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V-J Day

August 15 is the official V-J Day for the UK while the official US commemoration is September 2.

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/calendar/viewpapers.php?pid=129

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A WWII legend of the Pacific Theater.

How appropriate, today is VJ Day.

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the same plane my old man flew after flying in Korea. Of course, a much less glamorous version than Doug's.

http://www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com/

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Advance ticket sales

are half off. Just read the fine print, no refunds, all sales final. Pray for good weather if you are buying them in advance. It's a big savings, but pricey if it rains or any other bad weather.

Also, before city council this Thursday they are asking the city to waive the $925. alcohol license fee for the 3 day event. Because why? They have already raised over $200,000 in advance sales. It isn't as if this city is floating in cash anymore. The rep. that is going to sell the alcohol has a license with the city of Atlanta. Did Atlanta give him a freebee? If not, then this city should collect it, too. All of this while this city does not even allow the sale of alcohol by the drink at an event like this, according to what is on the books.

There are many local establishments that pay license fees and still contribute greatly to our economy and charities. There is no reason this event should not pay this fee and still contribute funds to our local charities and organizations, as promised.