Aerial acrobatics

The Lucas Oil Pitts dives through the clouds over Rome, Georgia


Mike Wiskus in a dive with the smoke generator on as he runs through a series of amazing loops, turns, spins, climbs and dives over the Richard Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia on Sunday.  This was one of the fantastic demonstrations included in the Wings over North Georgia Air Show which we went to see.  The “Super Stinker” Pitts S1-11B shown here, was the last design of the famous Pitts Special line of aerobatic airplanes.

As a 2002 U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and a member of the 2004 U.S. Aerobatic Team, Mike Wiskus has traveled the World with the same aircraft we saw him performing in at the air show.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
Richard Russell Airport
304 Russell Field Road
Rome, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
[Pro]Master Professional Gimbal Head GH-10 #5111
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
500mm @ f/8 –  1/500 sec – ISO 100

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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