The United States Special Operations Command PARA-COMMANDOS will return to Rome, GA for the 2018 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show on October 13 and 14 at the Russell Regional Airport.
“We are thrilled to once again be a part of this event,” said Team Leader Keith Walter. “Our team is truly proud to represent Special Operations Command with our elite group of parachutists. Skydiving is a wonderful and rather unique component within the aviation industry. The thrill of free-falling through the sky at speeds exceeding 100 mph is almost indescribable.”
The Para-Commandos will race towards earth at 120 mph before opening their iconic black and gold canopies during precision parachute demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday of the air show weekend. In an extraordinary display of timing, accuracy, and precision maneuvering, the Para-Commandos will skydive from 12,500 feet over the crowd.
The skydiving team is comprised of U.S. Special Operations Command personnel headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Most members are combat veteran special operators from the U.S. Army Special Forces or Rangers, the U.S. Air Force’s Special Tactics Squadrons, U.S. Navy SEALs, or U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Raiders.
United States Special Operations Command has approximately 70,000 Active Duty Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and DoD civilians assigned to the organization. As many as 12,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed to more 70 countries worldwide on any given day.
Presented by JLC AirShow Management, opening ceremonies will kick-off on Saturday and Sunday at noon followed by the first flying performances at 12:30 p.m. Airport and remote parking lots will open at 7:30 a.m. with the gates opening to guests at 9:00 a.m. On-site premium infield and standard dry airport camping options are available online in addition to advance reserved parking. For more information on premium seating and family ticket packages, camping, and parking, visit www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.
The public can follow the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show across social media through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The Wings Over North Georgia airshow is an FAA, DoD, and International Council of Air Shows recognized event. For the full list of performers, activities, and ticket options - air show fans, exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors can visit the official Wings Over North Georgia air show website.