The Southeast Bear Creek Bash aerobatic competition, set for June 6, 7 and 8 at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. Many of the top pilots in the country participate in the event, which is entering its 11th year.
“There’s no charge to the public to come and watch the aerobatic competition,” said Janice Hudson, who works with airport nonprofits Tiger Flight and the Museum of Flight.
“It’s always a good, fun tailgate party for some folks,” she added.
The first day is a practice day, with competition flying starting the following morning. Viewers can set up chairs in the parking lot and watch the skies.
Pilots will compete in five categories, with tricks and stunts suitable to skill-levels ranging from primary, sportsman and intermediate to advanced and unlimited. The Bash is typically a testing ground for the World Aerobatic Championships in August.
-Rome News Tribune