The U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team soars into Middle Tennessee to headline the 2014 Great Tennessee Air Show on June 14-15.
Presented by the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority, this year’s show also features many other exciting aerobatic acts, military and civilian aircraft on display and a kid zone.
“We strive to produce one of the most entertaining air shows in the country and to inspire our youth, our next generation of pilots,” said John Black, executive director of the Smyrna Airport. “We are proud to welcome back the Blue Angels. They are world-renowned and represent the best of the best out there defending our freedom. Their demonstrations are a thrill for everyone to witness all that they can do.”
The mission of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. Their last appearances in Smyrna were in 2008 and 2012.
The Great Tennessee Air Show has been held at Smyrna Airport for more than 40 years, allowing the community the opportunity to experience aviation up close and personal. USA Today named it one of the “Top 10 Best Air Shows Around the World” in an article published Feb. 27, 2013.
The 2014 Great Tennessee Air Show will also include performances by renowned performers Sean D. Tucker, Julie Clark, Skip Stewart, Michael Goulian, the Shockwave Jet Truck, Rob Holland and the Jet Waco “Screamin’ Sasquatch.” Additionally, joining Michael Wiskus will be the Lucas Oil Skydivers, John Klatt will fly in his Air National Guard Staudacher S-300 racing, and the war-bird enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the show when Scott “Scooter” Yoak takes to the skies in his P-51 Mustang.
Static displays will be announced in coming months, and there will be several concessions on site, as well. For more information on each performer, visit greattennesseeairshow.com.