Salute America Air Show Atlanta HIGHlites
An event for charity, The Salute America Air Show took place at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (KPUJ) just outside of Atlanta May 9 & 10. The first jet-capable airport to be built in Georgia in over thirty years, the airport design was created to provide a foundation for growth in the local aviation industry.
Temperatures in touching 90 degrees you bet it was hot and humid but hey its Georgia! The air show, under the direction of Brent Sparks, featured Team Aeroshell, The Golden Knights, Jim Tobul's “Korean War Hero” F4U-4 Corsair, Gary Ward flew his MX2 hard, Scott Yoak’s Quick Silver P-51D Mustang, Chuck Coleman in his Extra 300L, Matt Younkin & his beautiful Beech 18, Larry King in a Pitts Model 12, Gary Rower in the open cockpit of his vintage Stearman, Fly Jive Fly - LtCol Jerry “Jive” Kerby's RV8 "Wild Blue" act for the kids, Paul & Theresa Stender (Indy Boys) School Time jet bus & the Port-O-Jet, The Canadian Forces, CF-18 Hornet demo team and the Snowbirds. Air Boss was George Cline and Dan McLaren's Mach One productions provided the sound so I could be heard.
Southern hospitality was abundant. The Friday night meet and greet was hosted by air show sponsor, The Govenors Gun Club and featured a pistol shooting competition. The impressive trophy was won by Scott 'Scooter' Yoak who might have earned a new call sign 'Shooter'. A veteran's luncheon was held Friday afternoon and featured a gauntlet of aircraft for the guests of honor to walk between. (see photos below my video HIGHlites of the weekend, the night show and the rehearsal as well as the Snowbird's tank cam view).
Photo Credits: Jon Berry / Salute America Air Show