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Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Annual Smyrna Airport Air Show has $1.1 Million Economic Impact

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The 44th annual Great Tennessee Air show is scheduled for this weekend at the Smyrna Airport with the Navy Blue Angels headlining.

The two day show begins Saturday with the Smyrna Airport gates opening to spectators at 8 a.m. and the first flights beginning at noon.

Airport Executive Director John Black says static display will include military aircraft, experimental aircraft, and a special section for the kids.

Black says the air show includes some of the best pilots in the country.

“We have the rock stars of the air show business, the Navy Blue Angels are going to perform here. Of course, they didn’t perform anywhere last year due to the budget cuts, so we’re honored and privileged to have them here again.”

Black says that in addition to mid-state residents, a number of spectators fly in from around the country to see the show.

Black says the Great Tennessee Air show has an estimated $1.1 million impact on Rutherford County.