• Alec Lanci, 7, aims a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile launcher under the watchful eye of his father, Max (left), Map Cargo logistic manager, and Jonathan Pulgurin (right), Event Post Startegies technician. The display, which allowed shooters to launch a digital missile at a target projected on a screen, was one of many the Atlanta Army Recruiting Battalion had on hand to help educate spectators and enhance their interest in the Army during the Georgia Air Show Saturday and Sunday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

    Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Alec Lanci, 7, aims a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile launcher under the watchful eye of his father, Max (left), Map Cargo logistic manager, and Jonathan Pulgurin (right), Event Post Startegies technician. The display, which...

  • Spc. Brandie Phillips (bottom), and Staff Sgt. Brandon Valle, both members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, perform a dual maneuver where Valle placed his feet in Phillips control lines.

    Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Spc. Brandie Phillips (bottom), and Staff Sgt. Brandon Valle, both members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, perform a dual maneuver where Valle placed his feet in Phillips control lines.

  • Members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, entered the crowd to interact with their fans after landing.

    Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, entered the crowd to interact with their fans after landing.

  • The Atlanta Recruting Battalion had displays available at the event to build interest in today's Army.

    Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    The Atlanta Recruting Battalion had displays available at the event to build interest in today's Army.

  • Spc. Brandie Phillips (left), a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, talks with Brandon Pope, 11, while repacking her chute after a jump at the Great Georgia Air Show Sunday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Besides talking with Phillips, Pope, who attended the event with his father, Brian, a self-employed contractor, got to help Phillips back her chute.

    Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Spc. Brandie Phillips (left), a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, talks with Brandon Pope, 11, while repacking her chute after a jump at the Great Georgia Air Show Sunday at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Besides talking with...

The Army took to the skies Oct. 10 and 11 at the Great Georgia Air Show at Falcon Field in Peachtree City to entertain and educate those in attendance.

The headlining Army act was a free-fall parachute display by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, who landed onto the runway bearing the state flag, the city flag and the Army Strong flag.

After landing, the Golden Knights made their way through the crowd to talk with fans. Several lucky youngsters also got a chance to help the Soldiers repack their chutes in preparation for future jumps.

The Atlanta Recruting Battalion was also on hand with several displays. After signing a digital waiver, those in attendance got to experience a virtual reality helicopter ride in a simulator that twisted, turned and looped to enhance the experience.

Other attractions included a rock wall, a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile launcher display that allowed shooters to engage virtual targets on a digital battlefield, and a video game that simulated basic training.

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