Great Georgia Air Show to celebrate 60th anniversary of USAF

Thu, 10/04/2007 - 4:23pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City will host the largest military flying demonstration in the state this year, thanks to the United States Air Force and the 10th edition of The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS). GGAS will be presented Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Ga. The air show, produced by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Dixie Wing, will showcase an unprecedented array of modern military aircraft.

This year the U.S. Air Force is observing its 60th anniversary since it became a separate military service on September 18, 1947. A series of monthly events, beginning this past February up through October, will lead up to Air Force Week Atlanta Oct. 8-14, culminating with The Great Georgia Airshow.

In keeping with the spirit of the “Heritage to Horizons” theme, the CAF Dixie Wing will showcase its growing collection of vintage World War II and Korean War-era aircraft. The organization, based in Peachtree City, is the Georgia chapter of the Commemorative Air Force, an international non-profit dedicated to restoring and flying vintage American military aircraft. Rides will be available for purchase in CAF Dixie Wing planes, including a P-51 Mustang, one of the best fighters of its day. Scott Slade, of WSB Talk Radio, will serve as the air show announcer for the 10th consecutive year.

Proceeds from GGAS and gala benefit local non-profit organizations, including school groups and scouting, through the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City. Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Tickets for the gala can be purchased by calling the air show office.

Advance tickets can be purchased at selected Kroger stores or online at Tickets are adults $13, children, ages 6-12, $5. Children age 5 and below get in free. After Oct. 12, tickets will also be available at the gate: adults $18, children, ages 6-12, $7. Gala tickets can be purchased separately for $50.

Gates open at 9 a.m., with aerial performances from 1-5 p.m. To better ensure security and safety, absolutely no coolers, backpacks, or pets will be allowed. For more info visit or call 770-632-0365.

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