Cleveland will host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as headliners of the 2018 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1, 2 & 3) at Burke Lakefront Airport. Cleveland is among 31 select U.S. cities chosen to host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in 2018.
The six “Blues” demonstration pilots will thrill Air Show fans with a one hour choreographed presentation that includes the graceful aerobatics of the four plane Diamond Formation and exciting high energy opposing solo maneuvers by the two solo pilots.
Two members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels were in Cleveland Tuesday, November 21, in preparation for the 2018 Air Show. Blue Angel #7 LT Andre Webb and Blue Angel #8 LT Dave Steppe made their advance visit to meet with the air show officials and supporting organizations.
Cleveland National Air Show Awarded for Excellence
The Cleveland National Air Show received the coveted 2014 Blue Angels Air Show of the Year Award at the annual International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention on December 9th in Las Vegas. The Cleveland National Air Show was considered the best of the 35 Blue Angels performance locations in 2014.
The ICAS Convention is the single largest gathering of air show professionals in the world and the awards given at the convention represent the most prestigious in the air show industry.
Long Time Cleveland Air Show Director Inducted
The International Council of Air Shows inducted Chuck Newcomb, into the Air Show Hall of Fame class of 2014 on December 11th in Las Vegas. Chuck has served as the Executive Director of the Cleveland National Air Show for forty years and distinguished himself as among the very best air show event organizers in the world. Chuck joins more than 50 air show legends including Bob Hoover. To watch the induction video click here.