October 23rd, 2020 – 6:45 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter
(Photos and video by Ethan Garrett)
WRGA News was invited to the rehearsal of the Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Air Show on Friday morning, where we got a sneak peak of what you can expect from this weekend’s show – Including the TigerFlight Foundation Demo Team.
Formation Flight Team pilot Phil “Sunny” Cataldo and his partner took to the skies in their orange Alon A-2 Aircoupes, affectionately known as the Flying Tigers. Historically these types of planes have been nicknamed “Twin Tailed Tigers.”
We spoke with Pilots Buck Roetman and also Jerry “Jive” Kerby about their planes and roles in the airshow also.
And of course, we can’t have an airshow video without showing off the headlining U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in action!
For more on this, please see the video below:
*** EVENT INFORMATION: Parking gates open at 10 a.m. and pre-show aerial demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pre-show activities include airdrops and capabilities demonstrations from C-130-H3 Hercules aircraft from Dobbins Air Reserve Base. The SWAT Tactical Team from the Georgia State Patrol helicopter unit also will conduct demonstrations.
Opening ceremonies and flying demonstrations will kick-off each day at about 12:30 p.m. Parking tickets for the Drive-In Air Show are ADVANCE PURCHASE only and will not be sold on show days.
Those interested in attending the event should purchase early before tickets are sold out.