GGAS organizers apologize for second-day disappointments
Blue Angels fans show their disappointment during The Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field. Photo by Adam Hagy

GGAS organizers apologize for second-day disappointments

Blue Angels fans show their disappointment during The Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field. Photo by Adam Hagy
Blue Angels fans show their disappointment during The Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field. Photo by Adam Hagy

 

Blue Angels draw 45,000 Saturday, cancel Sunday

The Great Georgia Air Show organizers have called their Saturday event at Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City “a great success,” which they say was experienced by 45,000 fans; far more than most of the previous events going back to its 1998 beginning.

Much of the draw this year was the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, otherwise known as the “Blue Angels,” who dazzled the crowd with their six-ship ensemble of F/A-18 Hornet fighter (more…)

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Blue Angels turn heads at Friday GGAS practice session

GGAS-Friday-09Vendors setting up Friday afternoon for The Great Georgia Air Show at Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport got an amazing Blue Angels preview performance, as four of the six performance aircraft took to the skies for an unforgettable hour of rolls, loops, high-speed passes and awesome tight-formation flying.

The U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron promises even more spectacular stunts and thrills Saturday and Sunday during The Great Georgia Air Show as all six Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets will hit the skies together.

“It’s all about max performance for numbers five and six,” said Lieutenant Ryan Chamberlain, also known as Blue (more…)

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Capt. Corrie Mays comes home for The Great Georgia Air Show
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Corrie Mays is "Blue Angel No. 8"

Capt. Corrie Mays comes home for The Great Georgia Air Show

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Corrie Mays is "Blue Angel No. 8"
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Corrie Mays is “Blue Angel No. 8”

Presently, none of the U.S. Navy “Blue Angels” squadron are Georgians, but one, U.S. Marine Corps Captain Corrie Mays, was a Georgia resident for a few warmly regarded years.

Mays, who will be in Peachtree City this weekend participating in The Great Georgia Air Show, is a University of Georgia graduate, and she says she looks forward to being back in the state she grew to love. Originally from the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, Mays says she applied to several colleges and visited them before choosing.

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