The Rome News Tribune reported on Monday that Floyd County commissioners approved a contract with Wings Over North Georgia for their annual air show this year, which will most likely be a drive-in event.
According to CEO John Cowman, a press release and concrete details will be released on Thursday, but the county went ahead and approved the contract at their Tuesday meeting. Over the past few weeks, Cowman and County Manager Jamie McCord have been discussing the idea of a drive-in style air show.
The county manager contacted the Northwest Georgia Public Health District Director Dr. Gary Voccio to see if it would be safe and he agreed, saying as long as the vehicles are spaced out appropriately and people don’t intermingle too much.
McCord also spoke with Richard B. Russell Regional Airport director John Carroll about the event, who said that Cowman would have to be in charge of security at the airport for the show.