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
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
“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.