ROME, Ga., July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Diamond Jet Demonstration and AeroStars Aerobatic Flight Teams will take to the North Georgia skies above the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Ga., on Oct. 12-13 as headliners for the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia air show, but the weekend will include plenty of other amazing performers, including the Lucas Oil Airshow team featuring Mike Wiskus.
"Mike is one of our industry's top-rated aerobatic performers. Along with his parachute demonstration team, they represent Lucas Oil and MAV TV brands. We are so proud to have a veteran performer like Mike and the entire Lucas Oil air show team performing in Rome for this year's event," said John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management.
Like many air show pilots, Mike's passion for aviation started when he was very young. Mike's dad took him to his first air show in their hometown in Iowa at the age of 10. That show made an everlasting impression so deep that at 14 Mike rode his bike to the airport for two weeks straight and bugged the owner for a job washing airplanes and cleaning hangars. He traded his work for flying lessons and received his pilot's license on his 17th birthday.
Thirty-two years later Mike has accumulated more than 24,000 flight hours and has qualified in more than 40 aircraft. As a 2002 U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and a member of the 2004 U.S. Aerobatic Team, Mike has traveled the world with the same aircraft he will be performing in at Wings Over North Georgia.
Also performing with Mike is the exciting three-man Lucas Oil Parachute Demonstration Team featuring Nick Halseth, the lead jumper from Buffalo, Minn. He has more than 21 years of experience and more than 6,000 jumps. Nick was licensed on his 19th birthday and has two U.S. National Gold Medals and one Australian bronze national medal.
Luke Evans is from Hopkins, Minn., and has 11 years of experience, accumulating more than 2,800 jumps. Ryan Albrecht is from Belle Plaine, Minn., and has five years of experience, accumulating more than 800 jumps.
Tickets are available at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com. Wings Over North Georgia can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+.
JLC AirShow Management
CONTACT: John Cowman or Tina Bowling
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SOURCE JLC AirShow Management