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Wings Over Atlanta 2010 Air Show and Open House

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On Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17, Dobbins ARB will be hosting the "Wings Over Atlanta 2010 Air Show and Open House" featuring the USN Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds. This is free to the public.

For additional information on the air show, please visit the event website: http://www.dobbins.afrc.af.mil/library/wingsoveratlanta/index.asp

Dobbins is just south of Lockheed Martin's Plant #6 and is where the F-22 and C-130J aircraft are flight tested before delivery.

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10/8/2010 - DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- Join thousands of people from across the Atlanta region on October 16 and 17

at Dobbins Air Reserve Base bi-annual "Wings Over Atlanta 2010" Open House/Air Show.

The free air show will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. both days.

This year's premier flying acts will feature the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and

the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Other performers will include:

U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue - Opening Ceremony

Red Eagle

Dan Buchanan

Gary Rower

Bill Braak Smoke-N-Thunder

Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly

Dobbins C-130 Airdrop

Otto The Helicopter

F/A-18 Hornet Demo

Georgia State Patrol Helo Demo

Viper East F-16 Demo

Sean D. Tucker/Oracle

numerous military and civilian static displays

With limited parking on Dobbins, base officials contracted to greatly

increase the bus capacity to bring spectators onto the base. This year, the

bus transportation will be at no charge from three parking lots in close

proximity to the base. "Free parking will be provided at Lockheed, Six

Flags White Water and Jim Miller Park. We greatly appreciate the generous

donations these organizations have provided with respect to the parking

which will help ensure the success of the Dobbins Open House/Air Show.

These three locations will provide approximately 10,400 parking spaces for

visitors, a 2,000 space increase over the prior Air Show in 2008," said Col.

Timothy E. Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander.

Buses will start running to the base at 8:30 a.m. both days. Return rides

to the parking lots will be available throughout the day. No one will be

permitted entrance to the base after 1 p.m.

"During our last show there were some 80 buses transporting people to and

from the base," said Lt. Col. Steven Drosos, air show director. "We could

have used more in 2008, so this year we greatly increased the bus


"We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. David Hankerson, Cobb

County Manager and the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency for their

assistance," said Colonel Tarchick. "We also thank the local law

enforcement from the Sheriff's Office, Cobb County and Marietta Police

Departments who will be in place to control the heavy traffic expected in

moving up to 100,000 visitors each day to and from the base and parking

lots." -

"Handicap parking will be provided on base with entry through the Windy Hill

Gate," said Lt. Col. Timothy Martz, 94th Security Forces Squadron commander.

"In today's environment, everyone must go through security prior to entering

the base. As such, the patience of all attendees is greatly appreciated for

this function will mirror that of a major sporting event. We anticipate a

large turn-out so delays should be expected in getting such a large amount

of traffic on and off base. When the air show ends we expect long lines on

base for buses returning attendees to the parking lots."

Due to security, visitors are not allowed to bring weapons, glass

containers, backpacks, coolers, except small coolers for baby formula and

medications, and/or pets to the Air Show. Baby strollers will be allowed.

For additional information and updates to the show, visit

www.dobbins.afrc.af.mil or www.wingsoveratlanta.com. These sites are

updated daily with additional information as new performers and sponsor

information becomes available.

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