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Air Show Fans:
Are you ready for some roaring, soaring, fun? Then make plans now to visit the 2009 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart. The Air Show is an affordable Labor Day Weekend family tradition close to home. Three days of aerial thrills featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, aerobatics, parachuting, wingwalking, and more. And the action is not just in the sky. It includes a variety of interactive ground displays, kid-friendly activities, 50+ static planes and more. Fans can tour unique aircraft, help pack a parachute, get a picture with a pilot or just enjoy the day-long festival of flying, food and outdoor fun. To find out the latest Air Show happenings visit the What's New page of our website often, as new information and updates are posted regularly.
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
The 2009 Air Show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Each show day, the six select Thunderbird demonstration pilots will put their distinct red, white and blue F-16 Falcon jet fighters through a choreographed hour-long performance at speeds up to 500 mph and as close as three feet from each other. Trademark Thunderbird maneuvers include the six-plane delta formation, high bomb burst and solo knife-edge pass. The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force "Ambassadors in Blue" and represent the United States at approximately thirty-five sites located both home and abroad each year. Click here for more information regarding Acts and Aircraft.
Harrier Demo Expands Act Line Up
The big news for 2009 is a daily demonstration by the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier. This isn't a quick fly-by - it's a full display of the aircraft's abilities, including a 90-degree climbing turn, a high-speed pass and a vertical landing in front of the crowd. Plus, a second "Harrier" will be on static display so you can get up close and personal. Cleveland is one of only 14 show sites nationally to receive the coveted 2009 "Harrier" demo. Click here for more information regarding Acts and Aircraft.
The skies over Cleveland will be filled with performers appearing for the first time. Skip Stewart will impress air show fans with his high-energy, fast paced gyroscopic aerobatics in his custom built muscle biplane. While both young and old will delight in wingwalking and high-powered solo aerobatics by Kyle Franklin's Pirated Skies... ahoy me mateys! And fans will experience history with a dash of Hollywood when the B-17 "Memphis Belle" takes to the skies. This Flying Fortress was the star of the 1990 film appropriately titled Memphis Belle. Click here for more information regarding Acts and Aircraft.
2009 Entertainment Seating Renewal Program
If you purchased a Sponsor Box or Barnstormer Club Table in 2008 now is the time to renew your entertainment seating for 2009 and secure the best seat on the flight line. Don't wait; the courtesy renewal program ends April 3, 2009. Take advantage of this opportunity to keep the same great seats that you had last year or request different seats (accommodated on a space available basis). Whether you are relaxing with family, socializing with friends, or entertaining business guests, the Cleveland National Air Show is the perfect place to experience the electrifying excitement of flight. Click here for more information on Air Show Entertainment Seating.