The 2004 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart kept the Cleveland tradition alive on Labor Day Weekend celebrating its 40 th Year at Burke Lakefront Airport and the 75 th Anniversary of the 1929 National Air Races. The Air Show also hosted a new Friday Night Twilight Show.
The excitement mounted as the future of the show was in jeopardy amid news from the FAA only nine days before the event that air shows cannot operate (within three nautical miles) at the same time as a regular season major league sporting event.
he highlight of the 2004 Air Show was the awesome X-Team Masters of Disaster routine with Shockwave the Jet Truck along with the C-5 Galaxy display and a B-1 flyby. U.S. Air Race Inc. made Cleveland the finishing line for it’s cross-country Marion Jayne race that started in California and ended in Cleveland.
Unfortunately neither military jet team scheduled the 2004 Cleveland National Air Show. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which last performed in Cleveland in 2002, were on an international goodwill tour to Japan, Korea and Guam for most of September.