Blue Angels Returning To Great Tennessee Air Show In 2019

SMYRNA, Tenn. - The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced their returning to Tennessee in 2019 - three years after the tragic plane crash that killed one of their own.

The announcement was made Monday morning at the International Council of Air Shows convention in Las Vegas.

The Blue Angels have been scheduled to perform at the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna on June 8 and 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.

Turnout for the 2019 air show was expected to be the largest ever, according to a release. Click here for more information.  

The City of Smyrna recently honored the life of a Blue Angels pilot who was killed in a crash in 2016 with a permanent memorial.

Marine Captain Jeff Kuss was killed on June 2 while practicing in Smyrna for the Pensacola, Florida-based flight demonstration team. The crash happened during a practice the day before the Great Tennessee Air Show. Captain Kuss left behind a wife and two young children.


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