Wings Over Atlanta 2010

October 16, 2010 by USA Post 

Wings Over Atlanta 2010, Join thousands of people throughout the Atlanta area on October 16 and 17 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base bi-annual “Wings Over Atlanta 2010″ Open House Show / Air. The free air show will begin at 8:30 and end at 17 hours both days.

Prime Minister this year will feature acts of theft Angels U.S. Navy Blue and the Canadian Snowbirds. Other performers include the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue – Opening Ceremony, Red Eagle, Dan Buchanan, Gary Rower, Bill Braak Smoke-N-Thunder, Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly, Dobbins C-130 Drop Otto the helicopter, F / A-18 Hornet demonstration, Georgia State Patrol Helo Demo, Viper East F-16 Demo, Sean D. Tucker / Oracle and many civilian and military static displays.

With limited parking on Dobbins, officials contract basis to significantly increase the capacity of the bus to put the audience on the base. This year the bus will be free from three parking lots near the base. “Free parking will be provided to Lockheed, Six Flags White Water Park and Jim Miller. We greatly appreciate the generous donations of these organizations have provided in respect of parking that will help ensure the success of the Dobbins Open House Show / Air. These three locations will provide approximately 10,400 parking spaces for visitors, an increase of 2,000 on the space before the Paris Air Show in 2008, “said Col. Timothy E. Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing Commander.

Buses run from the base at 08:30 on both days. Return to car rides will be available all day. Nobody will be allowed on the base after 13 hours

“At our last show, there were about 80 buses transporting people to and from the base,” said Lt. Col. Steven Drosos, director of the air show. “We could have used more in 2008, so this year we have significantly increased requirements of buses.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Hankerson, Cobb County Manager and the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency for their help,” said Col. Tarchick. “We also thank the local police of sheriff’s office, Cobb County and Marietta police will be in place to control the heavy traffic expected in moving up to 100,000 visitors each day and lots of basic and parking. ”

Handicap parking will be provided on the base with the entrance through the door of Windy Hill, “said Lt. Col. Timothy Martz, 94th Squadron commander of security forces. “In today’s environment, everyone must pass through security before entering the base. As such, the patience of all participants is appreciated for this mirroring that of a major sporting event. We expect a large turnout if time should expect to get that amount of traffic on and off base. When the air show ends we expect long lines at the base for buses returning participants in parking lots. ”

Because of security, visitors are not allowed to bring weapons, glass containers, backpacks, coolers, ice chests, except for small infant formula and medicines, and / or animals at the air show. Strollers are allowed.

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