Aviation Celebration 2019 Coming to the Tri-Cities Airport & Tri-City Aviation
BLOUNTVILLE, TN –Aviation and history enthusiasts can view, tour and/or ride in World War II era aircraft at Tri-City Aviation between May 29-June 2, as The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour brings history to life.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FiFi, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil, will be on display at Tri-City Aviation along with a C-45 Expeditor and PT-13 Stearman. Rides are available in all four aircraft and cockpit tours are available for both bombers when they are not flying.
Foodies will also have a reason to visit as seven local food trucks will offer sweet and savory treats throughout the celebration. See schedule below.
T-shirts commemorating the event are being sold for $10 with all proceeds going to the Appalachian Aviatrixes of the Ninety-Nines scholarship fund which helps female pilots earn their wings. T-shirts are on sale now at Tri-City Aviation and will be available at the event.
Aviation Celebration 2019
May 29-June 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
350 Aviation Dr.
Blountville, TN 37617
$15 – Adults
$8 – Ages 10-17
Free – Ages 9 and under
AIRCRAFT on DISPLAY & RIDE SCHEDULE:
Rides must be booked through the website link or onsite: http://www.airpowersquadron.org/tricities2019
|B-29 SuperfortressFiFi||9:00 AM10:30 AM||9:00 AM10:30 AM|
|B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil||9:30 AM11:00 AM||9:30 AM11:00 AM|
|C-45 ExpeditorBucket of Bolts||9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM||9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM||9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM|
|PT-13 Stearman||9 AM-5 PM||9 AM-5 PM||9 AM-5 PM||9 AM-5 PM||9 AM-5 PM|
*All aircraft will be at Tri-City Aviation from 9 AM-5 PM, Wednesday-Sunday, except when flying. Schedule and aircraft type subject to change.
FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE:
*Schedule and food trucks are subject to change.
|The AM||9 AM – ?||9 AM – ?|
|Bite!||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Cheesy School Bus||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Feeding Frenzy||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Let’s Taco ‘Bout It||11 AM – 5 PM||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Me and K’s||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Petite Sweets||11:30 AM- 5 PM||11:30 AM-5 PM|
Tri-Cities Airport Authority
Director of Marketing & Air Service Development
O: 423-325-6032/C: 423-802-4086
Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to five hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Fort Worth (beginning 9/4/19), Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit TRIflight.com.