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PEACHTREE CITY, GA - It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking feats, the roar of engines and a hushed crowd anticipating the next high speed dive towards earth. The 2011 Great Georgia Airshow returns to the skies over Peachtree City October 8-9, 2011.

Air Show Director Angie Faulise recently announced the appearance of a new jet team at this year’s show, which will feature some of the world’s top aerobatic pilots and performers. “We are extremely excited that the Heavy Metal Jet Teamwill join us for the 2011 Air Show,” says Faulise.

The 2011 Great Georgia Air-show marks the first time in ten years that the festival has hosted a jet team. “The Heavy Metal Jet Teamfeatures retired military jet pilots in a five-ship aerobatic civilian owned jet team,” says Faulise. “This team is the first of its kind and has been extremely popular wherever it has performed.”

Also highlighting this year’s air show is a celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. Established in 1911, Naval Aviation has served a pivotal role in the America’s history over the last 100 years. A U.S. Navy Legacy Flight will combine a modern F/A18 Hornet and World War II-era F4U Corsair in a stirring tribute to America’s veterans.

Selected as a Top 20 Event in 2009 by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the Great Georgia Airshow is known for its dynamic mix of aerial displays, as well as numerous other activities for families and fun-seekers of all ages

The 2011 line-up includes military aircraft demonstration teams, spine tingling aerobatics, precision sky diving, a thundering jet truck and a host of vintage aircraft.

Kids Port play ground, Military History Timeline encampment and vendors will be on hand throughout weekend. For the young at heart, rides in the Dixie Wing’s growing fl eet of World War II and Korean War aircraft are available for purchase.

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Great Georgia Airshow, which will be the only air show in the Atlanta area this fall. Air Show fans looking for additional information and tickets can visit the show’s website at www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com. Active duty military in uniform and kids under 5 admitted free.

For more info on the Great Georgia Airshow, please contact Marketing Coordinator Chris Madrid at cjmadird@yahoo.com or Media Relations Coordinator Cindy Morley cindymorley@bellsouth.net

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