Through the dedication of the Smoky Mountain Air Show Partnership and the overwhelming support of the people of East Tennessee and surrounding states, we were able to raise $350,000 for HonorAir Knoxville!
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Smoky Mountain Air Show! We appreciate the amazing support from the community and the opportunity to honor our local military and veterans.
Air show weekend is in full swing! In addition to the website, we are asking our fans to please report to our social media pages to help keep you up to date on information and updates. Our employees are all hands on deck making sure you have the best air show experience possible. Because it’s show time, we will not be able to answer all e-mails and return all phone calls. We have done our best to provide detailed information here and on our social media, and we will have staff members and volunteers placed throughout the grounds to help you as best they can.
Here’s some information to clear up recent popular questions:
Remember that it’s going to be crowded! We want you to enjoy your time at the air show, but you will need to “pack your patience” and prepare for traffic and a large crowd. This will be a show unlike anything East Tennessee has ever seen and we are so glad to have you experience it with us. We can’t wait for you to see what’s in store!
As we enter the final days leading up to the show, air show staff is busy finalizing details, setting up, and making sure we offer the best air show experience possible. We are getting tons of questions via Facebook, telephone, and e-mail– we love the interest and enthusiasm from our fans! We’re doing our best to answer as many questions as possible, but to save you time and get your questions answered more efficiently, please remember that we’ve put a lot of helpful information on the website. Here are some links to pages that will answer many of your last minute questions! #SMAirShow16
Schedule (Please note, this is as specific as the schedule can be. Plan to make a full, fun day of the air show and you won’t miss anything!)
Parking and Traffic Maps
FAQ and Planning Tips
Aircraft on Display
Activities including Kids Area, Exhibitors and the Music Stage
FAQ For Current Military ID Holders
FAQ For General Aviation Pilots
The final discounted parking pass sale is happening now! All parking passes for Sunday, April 17, are only $30 until April 1! After this sale, parking passes will return to $40 and will remain that price throughout the air show weekend. A few things to remember:
Parking passes can sell out (most of Saturday already has!), so if you haven’t already, purchase your pass today!
With an aerial lineup made up of some of the most famous and talented performers in the business, spectators at the Smoky Mountain Air Show are in for a heart-pounding show. In a ceremony on February 23, an industry-legend and the official voice of the Smoky Mountain Air Show, Rob Reider, unveiled the official line up for the 2016 show announcing six aerial acts that will join the US Navy’s Blue Angels in Knoxville.
Greg Koontz has been in the air show business for more than 40 years. He has performed in more than 350 air shows dazzling crowds with his trademark aerobatic maneuvers.
Younkin Airshows continues the legacy of Bobby Younkin and features Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 aircraft performing aerobatic flight maneuvers it was never designed to do.
The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing teaches spectators about WWII aviation through living history. They are dedicated to restoring and preserving historical military aircraft in flying condition for all generations to enjoy.
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team has been performing in air shows all over North America for more than 25 years. The precision AT-6 Texan flight team performs captivating maneuvers in tight formation.
Jacquie Warda, aka Jacquie B, launched her solo aerobatic career at the young age of 50. With more than 2,800 flight hours and more than 1,000 air shows behind her, Jacquie is sure to entertain and inspire.
The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface combat. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and its allies.
The sky isn’t the limit for the Smoky Mountain Air Show. When spectators aren’t marveling at performances in the air, they can enjoy more than 20 static displays on the ground. A wide array of aircraft will be represented giving all those who attend a great view of aviation throughout history. Click here to view a full list of displays.
The New Year has begun, and preparations for the 2016 Smoky Mountain Air Show are in full swing. An air show like this relies heavily on volunteers, and it would not be possible without help. Because of this, we are working very hard to make sure everything is in place for our volunteers prior to and during the air show. We will be providing volunteers with free parking on the day of their volunteer shift, lunch, and a t-shirt. Volunteering for the air show is a fantastic way to get a behind-the-scenes aviation experience that is rare to East Tennessee, and we would love your help.
Below are the different positions available for volunteers:
If any of these positions interest you, or you simply have a love for aviation or giving back to the community, we would love your help. Also, if you know anyone who would be interested in volunteering, please direct them to this website or to the Volunteer Knoxville website for more information. For further questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to announce another parking pass sale is happening soon! January is coming to an end which means we’re one month closer to the Air Show! To celebrate, all parking passes will be $29 on January 29th! Admission to the Air Show is free, so buy your parking pass and plan for a fun-filled day of aviation. Beginning January 29, use the code: “ONLY29” to purchase your discounted parking pass here!
Also, tickets are available for anyone interested in an upgraded experience, such as reserved seating or tickets to the Community VIP Chalet.