Friday, July 9, 2010

What flies, drives and stands still for three days of thrills?

The Cleveland Nation Air Show 2010

It's the 2010 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart Labor Day Weekend. In less than two months (Sept. 4, 5 and 6), experience the adventure at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland.


Blue & Gold Time:

Have you ever seen the "walk down" prior to takeoff for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels? You can here in Cleveland because the Blues make their weekend home at Burke Lakefront Airport. Plan to get a good spot along the fence to see that the precision in the air begins with precision maneuvers on the ground—from walking down the ramp to climbing into their planes and putting on their helmets. Make sure to get close and grab your video cameras to take it all in.

Then enjoy the roar of the jets in their breathtaking demonstration of graceful aerobatics and fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers as they close out the show each day.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels


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'Golden' World-Record Setter Jumps Here

The U.S. Army Golden Knights precision parachute team is coming back to Cleveland, with the Black Demonstration team taking the skies each day to bring in the American flag and demonstrate various aerial maneuvers.

One member of the team had a very "high" time this spring. SSG Ben Borger set the world record for greatest distance traveled in freefall—11.5 miles. Wearing a special winged suit, he accomplished the fete, which requires rigorous preparation, in 6 minutes 35 seconds—just 13 seconds short of the world record for freefall time.

Originally started in 1959 to compete in the communist-dominated sport of skydiving, the Golden Knights have expanded to multiple teams. Besides the Gold and Black demonstration teams, the competition teams travel to both national and international skydiving events, routinely bringing home medals. The tandem team jumps with celebrities and dignitaries. Follow the Knights on their official blog.

U.S. Army Golden Knights


First Time in Cleveland

Red Eagle Air Sports makes its Cleveland debut Labor Day Weekend. Nationally known for their eye-popping performances, this two-ship aerobatic team entertains the whole family with loops, spins and rolls, not to mention their signature maneuvers like the Squirrel Cage, the Tuck-Under Break, Topcoat This and the Torqued Eagle!

Red Eagle Sports


Get the Best Seats

Front row box seats are going quickly but we still have a few for any of the three-day Labor Day Weekend show. Of course, with the show in the air—any seat is a good seat! For just $25 (any age), you'll have a seat reserved throughout the day and full access to all the sites and thrills on the ground and in the air. Order box seat tickets online or call (216) 781-0747. If you're interested in having your own box (10 seats), contact Liz Harmath at or (216) 781-0747.


The Super Hornet Buzz

The U.S. Navy's F/A-18F Super Hornet is an all-weather strike fighter aircraft that performs fighter escort, fleet air defense, force projection, interdiction, and close air support. Performing a tactical demonstration each day, the Super Hornet is 25 percent larger and offers longer range, greater endurance, increased weapon and fuel carrying ability along with improved survivability and the capacity for future growth.


"Mr. Air Show" Set to Perform for Fans

Gene Soucy, one of the most well-respected and proficient air show pilots in American aviation, flies solo his big biplane, ShowCat, and goes up again with wingwalker Teresa Stokes for a second performance. Soucy, a former member of the record-setting Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team, has been a member of two world champion U.S. aerobatic teams and won more awards than any other active Air Show pilot. Look closely, you might even catch Teresa doing a headstand in the sky!

Gene Soucy


Want Lunch and an Umbrella Table?

You can have it all at the Barnstormer Club. Enjoy a catered lunch, unlimited soft drinks and a great view of the show from your umbrella table plus parking. Each Barnstormer Club table seats eight—you can purchase the entire table or individual seats. For more details, visit Entertainment Seating section here or contact Liz Harmath at or (216) 781-0747.

Lunch at the Barnstormer Club


Jet Speed on the Ground

Shockwave Jet Truck rumbles the runway. With its triple jet engines, Shockwave creates excitement for everybody inside the gates. Watch the crowds move closer to the fence line to get the best look at the speeding truck (and the plane above that's racing it!)


Thrills All Day Long

For more information about all of the acts that will be performing Labor Day weekend, including the U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle, Navy Heritage Flight, B-17 Yankee Lady, TORA 101 and more, check out the official Cleveland National Air Show's Acts page

Plus check out the excitement on the ground too. You can explore planes on display, check out a model rocket display, and enjoy a Johnsonville brat cooked on the world's largest grill. The FAA DC-3 N34, a "retired" flight inspection aircraft, will be on the ground, proudly displaying information about aviation education and the history of the FAA.

Air Show Display


Bring Your Group to the Fastest Show on Earth!

The Air Show is a great venue for corporate, school, scouting and church outings… guests old and young can explore and experience the fascination of flight. Group General Admission tickets are good for any one of the three show days, allowing your group members to visit the Air Show on their day of choice! General Admission guests can bring their bring lawn chairs or blankets to spread out for seating on the ground. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. For more information contact Liz Harmath at or (216) 781-0747.

Cleveland National Air Show
1501 North Marginal Road
Suite 166
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 781-0747

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