Several members of the U.S. Air Force’s ACC A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration team will return to their familiar surroundings at the Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Hybrid Air Show 2021. Four of the 10-person team come from cities that are less than a two-hour drive from the airport in. are away Rome, GA. The two-day event takes place 30.-31. Oct at Russell Regional Airport.

The team commander is Captain Haden “Gator” Fullam from Ascending fawn, GA. As the pilot of the A-10 Thunderbolt, Captain Fullam is also responsible for operational oversight and guidance, including maintenance and public relations. Fullam joined the US Air Force to pay tribute to his grandfathers. Both served as fighter pilots during the Vietnam conflict. Fullam’s brother Jay and sister-in-law Erin also serve as A-10 pilots in the Air Force.

Captain Haden “Gator” Fullam is the team commander and pilot of the A-10 demonstration team. Captain Fullam is from Rising Fawn, GA and looks forward to performing near his hometown during the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show.

Additional team members from the surrounding communities include Staff Sgt. Hunter Nance from Gadsden, AL. Nance is an avionics technician and dedicated crew chief. Staff Sgt. Robert Benson the end Lawrenceville, Georgia and works as an EnE technician. The four is rounded off by Senior Airman Jacob Stephens from Buford, GA. Stephens handles public affairs on behalf of the organization.

The A-10 Demo Team is part of the 355th Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tusson, AZ. For the 2021 season, the twin-engine jet aircraft will have a paint job from the Vietnam War, which gives the A-10 pilot special significance in view of his grandfather’s military service. The special edition will also include the names of 97 members of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing who made the ultimate sacrifice or were captured during military service.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and the rest of the team to get back to the area we all grew up in. We look forward to showing what we do when we travel to air shows across the country, ”said Senior Airman Stephens. “We are very pleased 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. “

For the 2021 season, the twin-engine A-10 jet aircraft will be painted from the time of the Vietnam War. The special edition will also include the names of 97 members of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing who made the ultimate sacrifice or were captured during military service.

The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show 2021 will use a hybrid format that, in addition to the club seats on the terrace on the hill, also offers a drive-in with a tailgate view. Those who purchase a general airfield parking ticket will receive a 10 x 20 foot parking space for one vehicle with an adjacent 10 x 20 foot parking space to enjoy the air show with friends and family in a tailgate shape. The premium ticket covers entry for the car charge. The maximum number of people per load depends on the number of seat belts installed by the manufacturer. The ticket option for the terrace on the hill includes a table, chairs, and umbrella for groups of six.

Other acts that round off the line-up of military actors include the US Navy Blue Angels as headliners to celebrate their 75th anniversary, the US Army SOCOM Black Daggers and the US Air Force C-17 Globemaster II 10 am every day with the performances for the main show from 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 tickets are not sold on the day of the air show performances. For more information about the show, follow the air show’s Facebook page or visit the Wings Over North Georgia website at https://www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

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