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Wings Over North Georgia Airshow Coming to Rome
JLC AirShow Management announced Monday that the United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team, Red Eagle Air Sports, and Liberty Jump Team have been added to the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show lineup. The show will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (above) and Black Diamond Jet Teams and will take place at Richard B. Russell (Tower Field) Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia September 28 – 30. In addition to the air show, the Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic™ and Smoke-n-Thunder Auto Show™ will also take place.
The United States Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team represents the professionalism and dedication of the specially trained Soldiers of the United States Army Infantry Center and Schools, to include Airborne, Pathfinders and the Army elite Rangers. The team has 12 parachute jumpers and travels five ground crew members. Each Silver Wings team member has averaged between 200 and 2,500 free fall jumps and free falls for close to two miles at approximately 120 miles per hour during their jumps. Their parachutes are considered flexible wings gliders, designed for maneuverability and prevision. The team is stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Red Eagle Air Sports Team, a two-ship formation aerobatic team, will soar through North Georgia’s skies during the show, captivating audiences with its complex maneuvers. The team displays a singular blend of low-level precision formation and solo aerobatics with fascinating transitions. Flying the Pitts S2C and one-of-a-kind Talon Eagle, pilots Billy Werth and Dan McClung demonstrate the awesome power of these highly-modified aerobatic aircraft.
McClung is a retired U.S. Navy 767 Captain and has accumulated more than 23,000 flight hours. He was appointed as an Air Show Competency Evaluator by the International Council of Air Shows. Werth is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and flies KC-135 Stratotankers.
The Liberty Jump Team will gracefully fall through the skies showing off its World War II-style jumps. The team’s mission is to perpetuate the remembrance of the brave men and women of WWII and all other war veterans. Primarily consisting of active duty, retired or reserve U.S. and foreign military, the Liberty Jump Team utilizes vintage C-47s which were used to carry U.S. paratroopers for the D-Day landings in WWII. The commemorative jump team not only performs at air shows, but also serves as jump instructors for new jumpers.
“This lineup just keeps getting bigger, better, and more diverse,” said John Cowman, President of JLC AirShow Management. “We have an international military jet team, a civilian jet team, outstanding aerobatic performers and two jump teams!”
Advance purchase tickets are now on sale at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com along with a current list of performers and attractions. The show can also be found on Facebook.
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STEPHEN COLBERT GUESTS ON LETTERMAN'S SHOW
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was old meets new on Letterman last night. Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR'), who will be taking over for the retiring David Letterman, was a guest on the "Late Show." It was Colbert's first appearance since CBS made the announcement. Colbert says he has a simple plan for his new job -- he's going to do whatever Dave does. That got a laugh from Letterman and the audience. Colbert revealed he was offered an internship decades ago on Letterman's old NBC show. Colbert says he didn't take it because the job didn't pay and New York is an expensive city. Colbert's new gig will start sometime next year.
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Jamie Friar, AP correspondent
Stephen Colbert, who will be taking over for the retiring David Letterman, was on CBS' "Late Show" last night. The AP's Jamie Friar watched as Letterman introduced his successor. ((opens with sound))
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David Letterman welcomes the next host of the "Late Show." COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))
<<CUT ..003 (04/23/14)>> 00:13 "it's gone on (laughs)"
Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR') and David Letterman
Stephen Colbert jokes he'll be a clone of David Letterman. COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))
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David Letterman and Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR')
David Letterman says CBS made the right choice in picking Stephen Colbert. COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR') and David Letterman
Stephen Colbert notes he was offered an intership on David Letterman's old show in 1986. COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))
DANI MOZ AND TJ WILKINS OUT ON "THE VOICE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Last night could have been a disaster for Team Shakira on "The Voice." Two of her three singers were in the bottom three and faced elimination. Tess Boyer and Dani Moz (MOHS) from Shakira's team and TJ Wilkins from Usher's team had to sing a final time each and hope to be saved by viewer tweets. It's Tess who gets the first "instant save" of the season. All the singers from both Team Adam and Team Blake were out of danger.
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Tess Boyer, performing "Dark Side"
Tess Boyer, performing "Dark Side." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Shakira can't believe Tess Boyer faced elimination. ((Refers to Monday night as "last night")) COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Carson Daly announces which of the bottom three, Tess Boyer, Dani Moz or TJ Wilkins, is saved by the instant Twitter vote. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Aaron Paul doesn't mind it when fans call him Jesse. He realizes that most people know him for his character on "Breaking Bad." Paul says he's not like Jesse at all and he hopes his latest movie "Need for Speed" will show people he can play other roles.
<<CUT ..011 (04/23/14)>> 00:15 "carving some wood"
Aaron Paul says he hopes Jesse Pinkman has found peace.
<<CUT ..012 (04/23/14)>> 00:15 "kind of floored"
Aaron Paul says they knew from the start that "Breaking Bad" would be a classic.
<<CUT ..013 (04/23/14)>> 00:15 "from, from him"
Aaron Paul says he's used to having fans call him by his "Breaking Bad" character's name.
"VEEP" - JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus has more respect for politicians since starring in "Veep." She says she's impressed by how most can keep "their ideals and moral compass" while serving in Washington. She says "that's hard, man." Louis-Dreyfus says she doesn't know how they do it.
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Julia Louis-Drefus says she has more respect for politicans after playing one in "Veep."
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus says her favorite type of humor makes you squirm.
"VEEP" AND "SILICON VALLEY" RENEWED
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Veep" is sticking around a while longer. HBO has renewed it for a fourth season. HBO also picked up "Silicon Valley" for a second season. It was renewed after only three episodes aired.
AARON SORKIN APOLOGIZES FOR "THE NEWSROOM"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Sorkin wishes he could have a do-over with "The Newsroom." He told an audience at the Tribeca Film Festival, "you and I got off on the wrong foot." He says "I apologize and I'd like to start over." Sorkin says he wasn't trying to teach journalists how to do their jobs. He says it was "a terrible misunderstanding." Sorkin will get a chance to do things differently in the third and final season.
COURTENEY COX - NO "FRIENDS" REUNION
NEW YORK (AP) -- Not that you were really expecting it, but Courteney Cox says there's no chance of a "Friends" TV reunion. Cox told David Letterman that she can't even get them all together for dinner. And you can forget a "Friends" movie, too. Cox points out that the show took place mostly in their apartments, so it would be hard to expand that into a movie.
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