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Great Tennessee Air Show announces full performer lineup to include Lebanon pilot

Staff Reports • Updated May 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Great Tennessee Air Show organizers announced its complete lineup for the 2016 show June 4-5 at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport.

Featuring the headlining U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the Breitling Jet Team, additional world-renowned performers will 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; Scooter Yoak in his “Quick Silver” P-51D Mustang; Lebanon’s 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 will bring his breadth of aviation knowledge and witty personality as this year’s air show announcer.

“With this year’s lineup, aviation fans are in for an extra spectacular Great Tennessee Air Show,” said John Black, executive director of Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority. “We have assembled elite aviation performers to present what will surely be one of the nation’s most talked-about air shows of the season.”

The 2016 Great Tennessee Air Show will also feature multiple static displays, concessions and numerous activities for children. Named one of the “Top 10 Best Air Shows Around the World” by USA Today, the Great Tennessee Air Show will give the community an opportunity to experience aviation up close and personal. 

Advance priced tickets are available at 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 between 4-12 years old. 

Ticket buyers may make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee when purchasing tickets online.

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