What you need to know about the Smoky Mountain Air Show

U.S. Army Parachute team, Blue Angels among performers
Second Harvest Food Bank and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley are beneficiaries of the air show.
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 1:27 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 11:09 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The 2022 Smoky Mountain Air Show at McGhee Tyson Airport is quickly approaching; here’s what you need to know.

The show is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 at McGhee Tyson Airport and will feature the Blue Angels, the elite flight demonstrations squadron of the U.S. Navy.

Joining the Blue Angels are the U.S. Army Parachute team, known as the Golden Knights. The Budweiser Clydesdales will also be making an appearance at the show.

Seven groups in all have been confirmed, including:

  • Blue Angels
  • United States Army Parachute Team
  • Younkin Airshows
  • Commemorative Air Force
  • A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team
  • Greg Koontz
  • AeroShell Aerobatic Team

The event schedule is the same for both Saturday and Sunday, and can be found below:

  • 7:00 a.m.: Parking Areas Open
  • 8:00 a.m.: Gates Open
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Static Displays, Vendors, Exhibits, Kids Area and Music Stage
  • 11:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Aerial Performances
  • 5:00 p.m.: Gates Close

Tickets aren’t required for the event, but those attending will need to get a parking pass. If you go to see the show, there are certain items prohibited; here is a list.

Denso Manufacturing Tennessee has joined the air show this year as the premier sponsor.

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