Aerial acts announced for Smoky Mountain Air Show

The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly in their trademark tight diamond formation, maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.

ALCOA (WATE) – The famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be joined by several other aerial acts at this year’s Smoky Mountain Air Show. The lineup was announced Tuesday morning.

In addition to the Blue Angels, Greg Koontz Airshows, Younkin Airshows, Commemorative Air Force: Dixie Wing, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and Jacquie B. Airshows will all take part.

Continuing coverage: Countdown to the air show

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the event, the first air show in Alcoa in 16 years. McGhee Tyson Airport Spokesperson Becky Huckaby says the airport had to stop hosting the air shows after 9/11 because of security changes and lack of resources but are now ready to have the show return.

The air show is free, but premiere parking passes for the show could be as much as $40. In celebration of the announcement of the aerial acts, parking passes are on sale for $29 until February 29. The event takes place April 16 and 17. A portion of the proceeds go to HonorAir Knoxville.

More online: Buy parking passes

Blue Angels

Greg Koontz Airshows

Younkin Airshows

Commemorative Air Force: Dixie Wing

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

Jacquie B. Airshows

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