Members of the Air Force ACC A-10 Demonstration Team will return home to participate in the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
Several members of the US Air Force’s ACC A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration team will return to familiar surroundings when they perform at the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Hybrid Air Show. Four of the 10 members of the team come from towns within a two-hour drive of the airshow site of Rome, Georgia. The two-day event will take place October 30-31 at Russell Regional Airport.
The team commander is Captain Haden “Gator” Fullam of Rising Fawn, Georgia. As the pilot of the A-10 Thunderbolt, Captain Fullam is also responsible for operational oversight and leadership, including maintenance and public relations. Fullam joined the US Air Force to pay homage to his grandfathers. Both served as fighter pilots during the Vietnam conflict. Fullam’s brother Jay and sister-in-law Erin are also Air Force A-10 pilots.
Other team members from neighboring communities include Staff Sgt. Hunter Nance of Gadsden, Alabama. Nance is a dedicated avionics technician and team leader. Staff Sgt. Robert benson is of Lawrenceville, Georgia and serves as an EnE technician. To complete the quartet is Senior Airman Jacob Stephens of Buford, Georgia. Stephens manages public affairs on behalf of the organization.
The A-10 demonstration team is part of the 355e Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, AZ. For the 2021 season, the twin-engine jet will feature a Vietnam War-era paint scheme, adding special significance to the A-10 pilot given his grandfather’s military service. The special edition painting will also include the names of 97 members of the 355e Tactical Fighter Wing who made the ultimate sacrifice or became a POW while in military service.
âThis is a great opportunity for me and the rest of the team to be able to return to the region where we all grew up. We look forward to showcasing what we do when we travel for air shows across the country, âsaid Senior Airman Stephens. âWe are very happy to be able to share the A-10 with the northwest Georgia community and demonstrate their fighting skills in an area we all know and love.
The 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Airshow will use a hybrid format offering a drive-in hatchback style view in addition to patio club seating atop a hill. Those who purchase a general airport parking ticket will receive a 10ft by 20ft space for a vehicle with adjacent 10ft by 20ft space to enjoy the air show in tailgate mode with their friends and family. The premium ticket covers the admission fee for the entire wagon. The maximum number of people per car is based on the number of seat belts installed by the manufacturer and available. The hilltop patio ticket option includes a table, chairs, and umbrella for groups of six.
Other acts completing the lineup of military performers include the US Navy Blue Angels celebrating their 75e Headlining Birthday, US Army SOCOM Black Daggers, and US Air Force C-17 Globemaster II, preliminary demonstrations will begin at 10:00 a.m. each day with performances of the main show starting at noon.
Tickets for the Drive-In Air Show are now available at https://www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com/guest-information/ticket-options. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance as no tickets will be sold on the day of the air show performances. For more information on the show, follow the airshow Facebook page or visit the Wings Over North Georgia website at https://www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.
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