The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, that it has selected the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna for its elite flight demonstration squadron to perform on June 8 & 9, 2019.
"The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority and the Town of Smyrna are thrilled to have been selected by this iconic flight team," said John Black, Executive Director of the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority. "The Great Tennessee Air Show is a part of the fabric of the community in Tennessee and dates back to 1970. The 2019 show will highlight the United States military and stand for the freedoms that they protect for the citizens of our great country. We are thrilled to have the Blue Angels back."
Since 1946, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' mission is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and inspire a culture of excellence and service to country by conducting flight demonstrations and community outreach.
You'll recall Blue Angel pilot, Captain Jeff Kuss (koose), died in Smyrna June 2nd, 2016, when his jet crashed during a practice run for the Great Tennessee Air Show.
In addition to military flight demonstrations, the Great Tennessee Air Show will be filling the skies with many other talented professionals performing aerobatics and dazzling the crowds.
Turnout for the 2019 show is anticipated to be the biggest ever. Aviation fans are encouraged to follow the Great Tennessee Air Show's social channels and visit its website for regular updates.