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Jules Wilburn Bernard

World War II Veteran Jules Wilburn Bernard, loyal & dedicated Tennessee Museum of Aviation Volunteer, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. Jules W. Bernard was born December 11, 1921 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. His infatuation of aviation traces back to his childhood. His first airplane ride, at age 13, in a Waco 10 biplane, set in […]

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COVID-19 Declining Tourism

As tourism in the Great Smoky Mountains begins to decline in significant numbers, and our fellow Americans remain close to home, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to the public. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to change hourly. We want to encourage our future visitors to stand […]

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SKYRAIDER PILOTS REUNION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2019 – The Tennessee Museum of Aviation, located on the airport in Sevierville, will host a reunion of Vietnam Veteran A-1 Skyraider pilots led by  Operating Location Alpha Alpha (OLAA), 56th Special Operations Wing (SOW). The Skyraider pilots will gather from 10am-3pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Skyraider pilot Jon […]

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Airwolf

A recent post on the museums’ FaceBook page received an enormous amount of attention, as of today reaching nearly 13,000 people.  March 8, 2019 FaceBook Post: “As many of you know, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation had a replica of Airwolf on display for many years. We regularly receive phone calls, Face Book Messages and […]

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Veterans Day Celebration

Join the Tennessee Museum of Aviation Saturday, November 10, 2018  between 10am and 3pm for a “Veterans Day Celebration” Bring Your Favorite Veteran Show Your Appreciation Honor Those Who Have Served On Veterans Day we set aside time to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for […]

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Mel Swanson Day

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 […]

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