Wed., December 12, 2012 12:00pm (EST)

Thunderbirds Coming To Rome
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ROME, Ga.  —  
Next year's Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome will feature an elite group of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. This will be the first time the group of F-16 jets will fly over the event. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerollinger/2621724468/>Mike Rollinger via Flickr</a>.)
Next year's Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome will feature an elite group of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. This will be the first time the group of F-16 jets will fly over the event. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Rollinger via Flickr.)
Next year's Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome will feature an elite group of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

John Cowman, president of the air show, saidthis will be the first time the Thunderbirds – a top-flight group of F-16 jets -- will fly over the event.

Organizers expect about 75,000 people to flock to northwestern Georgia for the two-day event at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport on Oct. 12 and 13.