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Thousands heading to North Georgia for weekend air show

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ROME, GA (WRCB) -- With an amazing lineup headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is expecting a great show this weekend.  Gates open to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Air Show asks everyone to limit their personal carry-in items to only the essentials.  The air concessions feature a variety of delicious food and beverages for patron's enjoyment while on the grounds. 

In order to ensure that guests are comfortable and will enjoy the show, chairs, blankets, and umbrellas are permitted within the general admission seating area.  Umbrellas must be a reasonable size and cannot inhibit the view of other attendees.
Temperatures are expected to be warm throughout the entire weekend, guests are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated and to remember sunscreen.  Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to the sun which is why it is important to make sure those guests re-apply sunscreen and are provided with fluids throughout the day.

The following items are not permitted on the show grounds:
 • All Coolers (Unless Medically Required)
 • All Food & Beverages, Open or Closed (Except Baby Formula)
 • Backpacks
 • Camelbacks
 • Narcotics and Paraphernalia
 • Camera Bags Larger Than 1 Cubic Foot
 • Roller Blades, Skates, and Skateboards
 • Weapons (including, but not limited to knives, firearms, explosives, bio/radiological substances)
 • Bikes
 • No pets allowed through the gate unless they are service animals. No exceptions.

General admission parking for the air show is available at State Mutual Stadium in Rome on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Shuttle buses will run continuously from the stadium to Russell Regional Airport.  Shuttle service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Handicap parking is available at the airport to those with handicap hanging tags or license plates.  Guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid heavy traffic.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds headline the blockbuster lineup that also includes the Black Diamond Jet Demonstration Team, the U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration Team, Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car, John Klatt, Mike Goulian and his Extra 330 sponsored by Goodyear Aviation, and much more.

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