Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

Smoky Mountain Air Show highlights Aeroshell, Blue Angels

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team zooms past the crowd at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee during the Great Smoky Mountain Airshow April 15-17. (All Photos by Robert Berlin)



Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Nicknamed “The Pilot Maker”, the North American AT-6 Texan first appeared in 1938. Originally designed as a basic trainer for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), the Texan was the primary training aircraft for all U.S. airmen in World War II that eventually went on to fly fighter aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair and others.  ACES Systems has been a proud sponsor of the Aeroshell team for more than a decade!


Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
The Aeroshell team joined other nationally-known airshow performers in Knoxville including: the Blue Angels, Greg Koontz, Matt Younkin, the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, and Jacquie Warda.


Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
The AT-6 sports a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 AN-1 engine to power it at a maximum 212 mph through loops and dives that create drama and excitement at airshows all over the United States.


Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
The weather for the first airshow to be held in Knoxville for more than 15 years was perfect and provided Aeroshell pilots, Alan Henley, Gene McNeely, Steve Gustafson, and Jimmy Fordham a chance to wow crowds estimated at well over 200,000.
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
The Aeroshell team doesn’t take many breaks this time of year. After Knoxville’s airshow, you can expect to see them in Mobile, Alabama, May 7th; Peachtree-Dekalb, Georgia, May 14th; Lynchburg, Virginia, May 21-22; Greenwood, Mississippi, June 3-4; and Gaylord, Michigan, June 18-19.  Click this photo to see their entire 2016 schedule.


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