John C. Tune Airport (JWN) is located eight miles from downtown Nashville, minutes from the state capitol, Music Row, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Music City Convention Center, major medical facilities, universities and world-famous attractions. JWN truly is Nashville's "downtown" general aviation airport.â€‹ The airport is owned by Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, and is a Class E airport. Tune Airport is named in honor of John Childress Tune, a Nashville attorney, civic leader, longtime aviation enthusiast and one of the principal developers of the modern aviation authority concept. He was also a former chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. Planning for the construction of Tune Airport began in 1965 under Nashville's former Department of Aviation as a "reliever airport" designed to provide additional capacity at Nashville International Airport (Berry Field).
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