Food, Family and Fun to converge at Robins air show

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  • By Tannyr Watkins
  • Robins Public Affairs

A lot of work has gone into planning Robins’ Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, Oct. 1 and 2. 

From securing aerobatic acts like the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to providing a Kids Zone for the kids, the air show committee has ensured everything is covered. 

One of the committee’s key players is the Robins 78th Force Support Squadron. They’ve worked tirelessly on the morale and welfare elements of the event.  

“It’s important to us that people come to the air show and have a great time,” said Maj. Felicia Kersh, air show FSS coordinator. “We’ve included elements like the Kids Zone to entertain the younger kids and a variety of food for spectators to choose from.”  

The Kids Zone will feature fun and exciting activities such as a boot camp obstacle course, a little tykes area, a rock wall, and circus city. 

“We wanted to include the boot camp obstacle course in the Kids Zone because it provides a hands-on military activity for the children,” Kersh said. 

Kids Zone has proven to be a fan favorite at previous air shows. 

“The kids have a great time,” said Kersh. “One of the problems is that the kids don’t want to leave that area, and the parents want to go see the other static displays. But that’s what we’re here for. We’re here for the kids, so if we see smiles on their faces, we’re absolutely ecstatic. 

“And, it means we’ve done our job.”

FSS has also contracted a company to provide the food at the air show. 

They will be delivering up American favorites like hot dogs and cheeseburgers while working with FSS to include some regional and local favorites. 

“We’re trying to capture all that is Middle Georgia,” said Kersh. “There has been a lot of planning, and we’re researching what people want and trying to provide it to them.”

“All I can say is bring a great appetite and be prepared to enjoy the show,” he added. 

Be sure to look for the Army Black Daggers, several vintage military aircraft, static displays, plus civilian performers. 

Editor’s note: Gates open at 9 a.m. both days. All children using the Kids Zone must be supervised by an adult.

What to know: For more information about the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, visit and