Great Tennessee Air Show Features Blue Angels
Monday, April 23, 2012 5:21 pm
NASHVILLE - April 23, 2012 - The United States Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team soars into Middle Tennessee for the 2012 Great Tennessee Air Show on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. 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.
Rob Holland, 2011 National Unlimited Aerobatic Champion and World Aerobatics Freestyle winner, and Viper pilot Jason Newburg are returning favorites, joined this season by Matt Chapman in his Embry-Riddle 580 Eagle, Michael Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts and John Klatt in his Air National Guard Staudacher S-300 racing Neal Darnell's Jet Dragster in their Max Adrenaline Wall of Fire.
The war-bird enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the show when Scott "Scooter" Yoak in his P-51 Mustang and Dave Folk in his F4U Corsair take to the skies. Veteran announcer Danny Clisham will return to give his uniquely styled play-by-play. New this season will be appearances by the U.S. Navy Seals' Parachute team, the Leapfrogs. For more information on each performer, please visit the Great Tennessee Air Show website.
Advance prices are available through Friday, May 11. Gates open at 8am daily with flying beginning at approximately 11:30am daily; free parking is available. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to ensure the best seating and enjoy the static displays and numerous concession options.
Please note: All acts are subject to change/cancellation without notice. Also, Sam Ridley Parkway approaching the Smyrna Airport will be closed to traffic from 3 to 5PM on both Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13.