I am so excited to attend The Great Tennessee Air Show! Named one of the "Top 10 Best Air Shows Around the World" by USA Today, the Great Tennessee Air Show gives the community an opportunity to experience aviation up close and personal. This is a family friendly event! There will be multiple static displays, concessions and numerous activities for children. I recently found out more about the line up! The 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport. (278 Doug Warpoole Rd Smyrna, TN 37167) My husband LOVES this show! This is "his thing" and he was so stoked to learn they are coming next month!! Check out the line up to learn more! This is going to be a BLAST!
Of course there will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Who could miss out on that?!
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the Breitling Jet Team. Additional world-renowned performers include: Team Oracle legendary aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker; the GEICO Skytypers airshow team of six vintage WWII aircraft performing precision flight maneuvers.
Jim Tobul and the "Korean War Hero" F4U-4 Corsair will also be there. Scooter Yoak in his "Quick Silver" P-51D Mustang. Michael Kennedy in the historic Vultee BT-13 Valiant.
Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team; Dan Buchanan in his unpowered hang glider; and U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Wayne Boggs, of the international reality television show, Air Boss, will serve as air boss. Award-winning broadcast journalist Rick Peterson brings his breadth of aviation knowledge and witty personality as this year's air show announcer.
Advance priced tickets are available at www.greattennesseeairshow.com. Advance general admission prices are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Advance box seats are $45 with Flight Line Club Advance tickets priced at $135 for adults and $75 for children (ages 4-12). Ticket buyers can make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee when purchasing tickets online. Visit The Great Tennessee Air Show on their social channels to stay up to dare with the latest!
Update: I regret to announce that Captain Jeff Kuss from The Blue Angels perished in Smyrna, TN on June 2, 2016. The report identifies it as Blue Angels plane No. 6.According to his official Blue Angels biography, Kuss joined the elite acrobatics team in 2014 and accumulated more than 1,400 flight hours. HisF/A-18 Hornet crashed during training for the air show. Due to this- The Blue Angels will NOT be at The Great Tennessee Air Show. Great Tennessee Air Show co-producers, the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority and The Air Show Network, will jointly donate a portion of proceeds of all ticket sales to the Captain Jeff Kuss Family Fund.