Drones not Allowed at Thunder Over Georgia Air Show

Base officials are reminding people planning to attend the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show Sept. 28 and 29 if they bring a drone, an F-15 will promptly be dispatched to shoot it down.

OK, so not really.

The 78th Security Forces Squadron will allow you to return it to your car or you can leave it in an amnesty box prior to entry to the Air Show. However, the base will not be responsible for a drone that goes missing from the box, so it’s best if you just leave it at home.

Simply put, drone flying is prohibited at Robins Air Force Base. Drone enthusiasts are reminded that, per the Federal Aviation Administration, drones can’t be flown within a 5-mile radius of military airfields or commercial airports.

Further, according to the FAA, all drones are aircraft – even the ones bought at the toy store. What that means is operators of a drone have the same responsibilities as a pilot of a passenger airplane.

Faye Banks-Anderson, 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs director, said in addition to being against FAA rules, there are very real safety concerns, and base officials are stringently going to uphold the no-drone rule.

People who witness drones or drone operators in violation of the rule should contact the Base Defense Operations Center at (478) 926-2187. For a complete listing of the FAA rules regarding the operation of unmanned aircraft systems or drones, visit www.faa.gov.

“Flight safety is a huge concern for our pilots and aircraft,” Banks-Anderson said. “We want to make sure everyone who attends the air show has a good time in a safe environment.”

halo group of middle Georgia to host fire truck pull

To Benefit The H.A.L.O. Group of Middle Georgia and The New Perry Hotel and Restaurant!

Great News!  An exciting community-wide event is coming to Middle Ga! Does your business want to be a part of helping a great cause and receive several opportunities for publicity and exposure?  The first-ever Middle Ga Fire Truck Pull to benefit the endeavors of The HALO Group of Middle Georgia will be held on September 21st, 2019!  The HALO Group’s mission and vision is to provide vocational and life skills training, employment and quality of life opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, providing them continuing opportunities to participate in the sharing of their abilities, skills, and friendships with their community.  The overall goal is to help bring individuals in this population into the larger society under conditions whereby they are empowered, accepted, respected and given the chance to become integrated, useful and productive citizens.   Money raised through this event will be used to support the initiatives associated with developing HALO’s Life Skills and Vocational Academy and renovation of the New Perry Hotel and Restaurant as its future home.   The HALO Group of Middle Georgia is a 501 (c) (3) organization so all sponsorships or contributions are fully tax-deductible.

How your Organization, Group or Business can help:

  • ENTER a PULL TEAM: Register a team of 10 individuals to PARTICIPATE in the PULL EVENT for $700. Incentives: 1) Opportunity to display your banner at the Pull event, 2) be listed on HALO website, 3) receive mention in all media related publicity (News stations, Newspapers, Facebook, Radio, Instagram, etc.), 4) receive 10 event T-shirts & be listed on the back of the event T-shirts, and 5) be listed in the event program. 6)  Discount on Vendor Booth (half price-see below) 7) All teams will receive a participation certificate while winners in each category will receive a plaque, and overall winner a trophy.
  • VENDOR Space: Set up 10’ x 10’ space$100.00 (discounted to $50.00 if entering a pull team)
  • RAFFLE Donation: Donate items from your business for our event raffle
  • MONETARY Donation: In any amount (Certificate of Appreciation for Support & Tax Deduction receipt will be given).

What: Corporate Fire Truck Pull to benefit the initiatives of The HALO Group of Middle Georgia. Top pull team will have bragging rights for the overall championship title!  Teams pull a 34,000 pound (over 15 tons!) Fire Truck a distance of 50ft for fastest pull time 1st through 5th place!

Who: Any group, organization, or business can participate! If your business can’t provide a full team of 10 individuals, HALO has volunteered on standby.  Teams are encouraged to create a team name and demonstrate their own unique “team spirit”! This will be included as an AWARD category.

Where:  New Perry Hotel, Downtown Perry, 800 Main St. Perry Ga

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Awards will be presented for:

  • Fastest Pull Time 2)  Most Team Spirit   3) Community Vote

Register your team today! Average pull time from start to finish is 4 to 6 minutes in duration. We have 50 spots available.  The sooner you register a team the more event-driven publicity your business or organization will benefit from leading up to the event! This is a great corporate team building activity! Checks can be made out to The HALO Group of Middle Georgia (501(c)(3) tax receipt will be provided).


Counseling of Central Georgia and Mediation Worlds is hosting an Arbitration training

Counseling of Central Georgia and Mediation Worlds is hosting an Arbitration training for professionals in Houston County!  We are urging professionals in the medical, legal, education, armed services, and business fields to attend this 3-day training.

Date: September 25th-27th

Time: 9:00 AM-7 PM

Location: 1000 Corporate Point, Warner Robins, Ga  31008.

Cost: $775.00

For questions or to register, please contact Dr. Ralph Steele at rsteele@mediationworlds.com  or  817-729-0543.




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