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Smoky Mountain Air Show Performers Announced 
Eddie Mannis, founder of HonorAir Knoxville, and 278th Col. Thomas Cauthen, help announce the aviation acts for the April 16-17 Smoky Mountain Air Show.
Eddie Mannis, founder of HonorAir Knoxville, and 134th Air Refueling Wing Col. Thomas Cauthen help announce the aviation acts for the April 16-17 Smoky Mountain Air Show.

Great to meet air show announcer Rob Reider, who will be the voice of the Smoky Mountain Air Show.
Great to meet air show announcer Rob Reider, who will be the voice of the Smoky Mountain Air Show.

Fun crowd, lots of energy, at the Air National Guard Base this morning, as the lineup of top-tier performers for the April 16-17 Smoky Mountain Air Show was announced.

Proceeds after expenses will benefit HonorAir Knoxville, which this spring will make its 20th flight from Knoxville to Washington, D.C. The group offers free tours of the capital and military monuments to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

HonorAir, created by downtown business leader and former Deputy to the Mayor Eddie Mannis, has served more than 2,800 veterans.

The Smoky Mountain Air Show is being headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, while other performers include acrobatic aviators, a woman who took up air show performances as a second career at age 50, and World War II warbirds. For more details, and complete descriptions of the performers, visit http://www.smokymountainairshow.com.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell, unveiled displays of aviation acts as they were announced today.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell, unveiled displays of aviation acts as they were announced today.

Mayor Rogero unveils a display for Jacquie B Airshows, started by Jacquie Warda, whose motto is: "Be Fit, Be Strong, Fly Like a Girl!"
Mayor Rogero unveils a display for Jacquie B Airshows, started by Jacquie Warda, whose motto is: "Be Fit, Be Strong, Fly Like a Girl!"


Air Base personnel were enthusiastic as the Smoky Mountain Air Show acts were announced. Lively crowd this morning!
Air Base personnel were enthusatic as the Smoky Mountain Air Show acts were announced. Lively crowd this morning!
Posted by evreeland On 23 February, 2016 at 2:15 PM