The Great Tennessee Air Show is happening in June 2023 with incredible appearances by talented pilots and amazing planes. Attendees will witness a mix of premier civilian and military aviation performances, including the return of the Blue Angels and its first female pilot. Learn who’s flying, when the air show is, and how to get tickets.
Great Tennessee Air Show 2023
Middle Tennessee will witness some of the best pilots and planes in the world with the Great Tennessee Air Show 2023 on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th. It is a family-friendly event that happens every summer.
The event is presented by Nissan and produced by The Air Show Network. Event coordinators are also working in partnership with the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority.
Who will be flying at the Great Tennessee Air Show 2023?
Visitors are treated to dramatic performances by world-class pilots and aircraft representing both civilian and military planes. Some of the aircraft you’ll experience include:
- U.S. Navy Blue Angels Fat Albert C-130
- U.S. Air Force Raptor F-22
- U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight
- U.S. Navy F-35 dual aircraft performance
- U.S. Navy Legacy Flight
- SOCOM Para Commandos
- RJ Gritter – Bellanca Decathlon and Piper J 3 Cub
- Greg Colyer – Ace Maker T-33
- Scott Yoak – Quicksilver P-51
- Jim Tobul – Corsair
- Michael Goulian – Extra 330
- Spirit of Detroit – DC-3
- Richard Dawe – Jet Provost
Other pilots and aircraft may be added to this list as we get closer to the event date.
The Blue Angels Return to the Great Tennessee Air Show
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are probably the most well-known demonstration squadron in the world. This year, the Blue Angels feature Lt. Amanda Lee, the first female to fly in the six-person demonstration show.
How to get tickets to the Great Tennessee Air Show
Tickets are now available for the Great Tennessee Air Show. One-day passes for Saturday or Sunda are available for $59 for adults and $39 for kids. Children 3 and under are free.
Premium ticket packages are also available from $95 to $125 per person. Seats in rows A-D are $125, while rows E-Z are $95 per person. With a premium ticket package, you’ll receive reserved seating with “in and out privileges” for the entire day. Seats are located directly on the flight line, providing an outstanding way to view the air show. Children 4 and under are free in the Premium seating area.
For the ultimate VIP experience, book a table for the Flight Line Club on Saturday or Sunday. It is available in 2 or 4-seat tables that include a reserved table, catered buffet lunch, unlimited water and soft drinks, and private premium restrooms. A table of two is $390, while a table of four is $780. Children 3 and under are free (lap only).
Parking is free for this event. However, you can purchase VIP Parking for $75.
For more information, please visit GreatTennesseeAirShow.com.
The Bald Thoughts
If you love to travel as I do, then you probably also love watching incredible planes streak through the sky. The Great Tennessee Air Show is happening at Smyrna Airport, which is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville. The air show is on June 10 and 11, 2023, and tickets are on sale now. You’ll witness many amazing aircraft, including a special appearance by the Blue Angels and its first female pilot.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Great Tennessee Air Show?
The air show is on Saturday and Sunday, June 10th through 11th. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the performances will continue through 4:30 p.m.
Where is the air show held?
The Great Tennessee Air Show is held at Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, Tennessee. The address is 278 Doug Warpoole Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167, which is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville. This airport is primarily used for private aircraft and special events.
Is the Great Tennessee Air Show free?
While young children three and under are free with a paid adult, all adults and children must purchase a ticket. One-day passes are $59 for adults and $39 for children. Premium and VIP Experience tickets are available starting at $95 per day per person.
Do you need earplugs for the air show?
The airplanes will be traveling at a high rate of speed and their engines are incredibly loud. We recommend that each person bring earplugs, headphones, or other hearing protection devices to the show. The announcer will advise attendees when they should cover their ears to protect their hearing… especially for children.