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

Tri-City Aviation
LOCATION:Event Details
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


Rides must be booked through the website link or onsite: http://www.airpowersquadron.org/tricities2019

B-29 SuperfortressFiFi   9:00 AM10:30 AM9:00 AM10:30 AM
B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil   9:30 AM11:00 AM9:30 AM11:00 AM
C-45 ExpeditorBucket of Bolts  9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM9:00-11:00 AM1:00-4:00 PM
PT-13 Stearman9 AM-5 PM9 AM-5 PM9 AM-5 PM9 AM-5 PM9 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.


*Schedule and food trucks are subject to change.

The AM  9 AM – ?9 AM – ? 
Bite!  11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM
Cheesy School Bus11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM
Feeding Frenzy 11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM  
Let’s Taco ‘Bout It  11 AM – 5 PM11 AM – 5 PM 
Me and K’s   11 AM – 5 PM 
Petite Sweets 11:30 AM- 5 PM11:30 AM-5 PM  

Primary Contact:
Meagan Harr
Tri-City Aviation
(423) 325-6261

Secondary Contact:
Kristi Haulsee
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.

View the full release from the Commemorative Air Force.