Mel Swanson Day

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Lt Col Melvin G. “Mel” Swanson passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Mel was a Firefly in early 1970 before being assigned to command 56th SOW Operating Location Alpha Alpha (OLAA) at Danang AB, RVN.  Known to many as the “Spad Dad”, Mel led the small unit in highly classified missions supporting Special Forces reconnaissance Read More

Tailwind Day

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Join Us For This Special Event The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is honored to host a very special reunion. Please join us, on April 30, 2016 between 10am and 3pm, as we welcome the men of Operating Location Alpha Alpha, Army SOG team members and members of two Marine aviation units, as they lead a Read More

Let’s Make Some Noise !

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September 26, 2015 Visit the Tennessee Museum of Aviation on Sept 26, 2015 and enjoy the thunder of  “Round-Sounds” over the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. The EAA Warbird Squadron One will hold their annual meeting at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport on Sept 26th. The TN Museum of Aviation will participate by providing some radial engine NOISE Read More

General James W. “Jim” Wold Day

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Join Us For This Special Event BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES W. WOLD James William Wold was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 18, 1932, to Peter and Hulda Christine (nee Olson) Wold.  Peter, a native of Lillehammer, Norway, immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1923 and farmed briefly in North Dakota before permanently Read More

Museum Men

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Museum Men By Tennessee Museum of Aviation On November 18, 2014 History Channel 2 films at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation   Early June, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation was contacted by a production company for a new series on History Channel 2.  The concept of the series follows a team of re-creators as they build historically accurate Read More

EAA Squadron One

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EAA Squadron One By Tennessee Museum of Aviation On September 23, 2014 Visit the Tennessee Museum of Aviation on Sept 27, 2014 and enjoy a little “Round-Sounds” over the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. The EAA Warbird Squadron One will hold their annual meeting at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport on Sept 27th. The TN Museum of Aviation will participate by Read More

U-2 Incident

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U-2 Incident By Tennessee Museum of Aviation On July 4, 2014 The U-2 Incident: A Son’s Perspective Francis Gary Powers, Jr., founder of the Cold War Museum, is scheduled to lecture on July 5, 2014.  The hour long presentation is set to start at 11:00am, followed by a book signing. Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident, Read More

TN Museum of Aviation Teaser

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TN Museum of Aviation Teaser By Tennessee Museum of Aviation On November 19, 2013 Air Museum Aerial Compilation Published photo and video journalist, Uwe Glaser has graciously put together a video clip of the Tennessee Museum of Aviation’s airworthy Warbirds. We invite the public to view the amazing aerial footage filmed at our air museum. For more of Uwe’s spectacular Read More

Skyraider Welcomes Old Friend

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Skyraider Welcomes Old Friend Skyraider Reunion – Lt. America Welcomes Former Skyraider Pilot Tennessee native and Memphis State graduate, Win DePoorter flew Skyraiders in the USAF from 1965-1969.  His distinguished AF service spanned 28 years, all in fighters (F-102, F-106, A-1, F-4).  He flew two combat tours in the A-1 and was an A-1 instructor in Read More

USS Arizona Relic on Exhibit

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USS Arizona Relic Exhibit The new USS Arizona Relic Exhibit opened on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  The new exhibit contains a relic from the USS Arizona.  The Department of the Navy has donated this piece of American history for display and memorial purposes. The exhibits’ intent is to encourage the public to recall the noble sacrifice and loss of Read More