Smoky Mountain Air Show raises $350,000 for HonorAir

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ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) - The HonorAir program that sends East Tennessee veterans for a special trip to Washington, DC has received $350,000 from the Smoky Mountain Air Show.

Veterans helped make the presentation at McGhee Tyson Airport today, shortly before another group departed for an Honor Air trip to the nation's capital.

It costs an average of $500 to send one veteran on the HonorAir trip. This donation will help the program for the next year and beyond.

Money raised came from the Smoky Mountain Air Show in April. That show featured the US Navy's Blue Angels, as well as other top aviators.