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Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday
Blue Angel Memorial / Dedication in Honor of Deceased Pilot Jeff Kuss this Saturday

A special service for Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss will take place this Saturday in Smyrna. The memorial dedication...

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USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion
USMC Capt. Kuss Memorial Nears Completion

On Friday morning (6/1/2018), traffic on a section of the Sam Ridley Parkway was diverted as a 350-ton crane with a telescopic boom length of 210.1 feet was used to lift the 21,600 pound aircraft from the flatbed trailer truck to a memorial pedestal at the entrance to the Lee Victory Recreation Park.

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Successful Mock Emergency Drill of Plane Crash at Smyrna Airport
Successful Mock Emergency Drill of Plane Crash at Smyrna Airport

The Smyrna Airport Authority conducted a full scale emergency drill on Thursday (5/10/18). Airport Executive Director John Black explains...

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Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits
Wings of Freedom raised big money this year - Money will soon be dispersed to non-profits

The 15th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry that is organized each year by the Smyrna Rotary Club was a true success. The board is currently looking at grant applications after raising...

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Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!
Another Great Smyrna WOF Fish Fry!

The perfect weekend weather made the 15th ANNUAL WINGS OF FREEDOM FISH FRY a huge success.

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US Air Force Picks Great Tennessee Air Show to Host F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, June 4 & 5
US Air Force Picks Great Tennessee Air Show to Host F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, June 4 & 5

The United States Air Force has selected the Great Tennessee Air Show as one of only 23 events in North America to host the most sought after Tactical Demonstration Team in the country, the F-22 Raptor.

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B-17 Bomber is headed to the Smyrna Airport! You can take a flight in the WWII era plane!
B-17 Bomber is headed to the Smyrna Airport! You can take a flight in the WWII era plane!

The B-17 flight experience takes 45 minutes with approximately half hour in flight. B-17 Flights are...

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The Air Show in Smyrna, TN is this weekend
The Air Show in Smyrna, TN is this weekend

The Blue Angels will perform at the Air Show this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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UPDATE: Smyrna Air Show will be on June 14, Date Confirmed
UPDATE: Smyrna Air Show will be on June 14, Date Confirmed

The United States Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team soars into Middle Tennessee to headline the 2014 Great Tennessee Air Show on Saturday, June 14...

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Do you think you could pull a plane? You have a chance to prove it...
Do you think you could pull a plane? You have a chance to prove it...

The Hearts Take Flight Pull-a-Plane Challenge is a fun, unique fundraising event benefiting The Arc Tennessee, a statewide non-profit of and for people with intellectual and developmental

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Blue Angels Lt. Commander Makes Stop and Fly Over in Smyrna on Monday Afternoon
Blue Angels Lt. Commander Makes Stop and Fly Over in Smyrna on Monday Afternoon

Two of the U-S Navy Blue Angels made a special appearance in Smyrna on Monday.  Lt. Commander Michael Cheng and his crew chief from the United States NAVY...

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Just an "entanglement" with small planes inside hangar at Smyrna Airport!
Around 9:30 Tuesday morning a call came to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services about an airplane that hit a hangar at the Smyrna Airport. It turned out to be not that serious.
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November 9th: Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame will hold its 12th Annual Gala & Inductions Ceremony
During the past 11 years, more than 5,500 people have attended this formal evening honoring those who have contributed to Tennessee’s extraordinary aviation history and support for this charitable foundation has grown across the entire state.
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Smyrna Airport to Receive a $978,255 Grant
Smyrna Airport to Receive a $978,255 Grant
State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a major grant has been approved for the Smyrna Airport. 
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Commemorative Air Force May Soon Call Smyrna HOME
Commemorative Air Force May Soon Call Smyrna HOME
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to refurbishing and preserving historic combat airplanes, may soon call the Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport HOME!
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Rare B-29 Bomber to Fly Into Smyrna Airport
Rare B-29 Bomber to Fly Into Smyrna Airport

Rutherford County residents will witness the rare sight on Tuesday, July 2, when the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI – the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – flies into Smyrna Airport.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Picked as Base For Location of National Weather Study - See the Airplanes Used in the Study on Friday
The Southern Atmosphere Study is a multi-agency, multi-million-dollar effort to better understand the atmosphere of the Southeast. 
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Best in the Nation: Air Traffic Controller of the Year in Smyrna, TN
“This award exemplifies his professionalism, outstanding record of safety and courtesy to the pilots and students. He is very deserving of this honor”, stated John Black, Executive Director of Smyrna Airport.
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Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee Information Released
Every pilot that ever met “Preacher” Brandon never forgot him. His charisma, his smiles and his brand of customer service made him an icon...
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Sequestration Would Affect Smyrna Airport
As the busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee, the Smyrna Airport is a critical facility for Rutherford County and the region. Unfortunately, the Smyrna Air Traffic Control Tower at the Smyrna Airport is on the list for potential closure as a result of federal sequestration.
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