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U.S. Navy Blue Angels Headline 2016 Air Show

The 2016 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and take place on Labor Day Weekend (September 3, 4 & 5).BA014

Two members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be in Cleveland in preparation for the 2016 Air Show. Blue Angel #7 LT Tyler Davies of Kennesaw, GA and Blue Angel #8 CAPT Corrie Mays of Marstons Mills, MA, will do a flyover in their F/A-18 Hornet aircraft and land at Burke Lakefront Airport. The team members of the elite flying squadron will make the advance visit to meet with air show officials and supporting organizations.

Display Aircraft Announced!

CH-47The Cleveland National Air Show is an aviation theme park with unique display aircraft which includes military, vintage and commercial planes. Go inside the planes, meet the pilots and explore aviation first hand. Complete display aircraft list is now available…and don’t forget to check back for updates too.

Dronewerx Added to Air Show Performers!

Drone Demonstration

14DroneNewly added to our exciting list of Air Show performances…Dronewerx! Air Show fans will experience the amazing world of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology (aka drones) in this state-of-the art demonstration. Multiple UAS/drones will fly unassisted by pilots via their onboard computers, performing amazing tasks and flight-paths.

For more information about this performance, click here.

Catch Cleveland National Air Show on Travel Channel!

Cleveland National Air Show on Trip Flip

trip-flipTrip Flip is a show on Travel Channel which finds a couple in another city who agree to take a vacation to an unknown destination. Last summer, Trip Flip came to Ohio and one of the unexpected adventures was flying with John Klatt and Jeff Boerboon who were in Cleveland for the 2014 Cleveland National Air Show. Set your DVRs for “Polka, Plane, Plunge” scheduled to run July 15 at 8 p.m. on Travel Channel. For more information about the show, click here.

Air Show Poster Contest Winners Announced!

CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program

The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) collaborated with the Air Show to challenge Northeast Ohio students to create a poster that captures the excitement of the Cleveland National Air Show. Over 300 images were received and only 25 works were chosen to be displayed. From the 25 selected artworks, a first place winner from the three categories (junior, intermediate and senior) were chosen to be featured on a commemorative poster for the 2015 Air Show.

The 25 selected pieces of artwork will be showcased and seen daily by thousands of passengers from May 1-October 31 in the Youth Art Gallery located on the ticketing level of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. For more information visit: http://www.clevelandairport.com/youth-gallery

1st Place Junior - Zanieah Sanders

1st Place Junior - Zanieah Sanders


1st Place Intermediate - Alejandra Ramos


1st Place Senior - Maria Clarissa Palma


U.S. Navy Super Hornet

Tactical Demonstration Added to Act Line Up

F/A-18F Super Hornet moon

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. This amazing demonstration will keep Clevelanders on the edge of their seats!

U.S. Marine Corps Harrier

Coveted Demo to Appear in Cleveland!

AV-8B HarrierThe U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Tactical Demonstration is one of the most sought-after aerial demonstrations offered by the U.S. military. The Harrier Demonstration is performed by the same aircraft and Marines who train and deploy in support of real-world contingencies. For this reason, Headquarters Marine Corps selects only a handful of events to receive the coveted demonstration. Cleveland is one of EIGHT show sites to host the Harrier in 2015!

Calling All Youth Artists

Air Show Poster Contest

Poster ContestThe Cleveland Hopkins Airport Temporary Art Exhibition Program is calling on Northeast Ohio’s young and aspiring artists for its upcoming poster contest for the Cleveland National Air Show. So grab your favorite art supplies and create a poster that captures the excitement of the Cleveland National Air Show!

All public and private school students, youth groups and individual youth artists are invited to submit two-dimensional (2D) works of art for consideration.

There is no cost to participate as an artist. Youth artists interested in submitting a piece must complete the entry form and submit any digital/original samples by Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m.

The Thunderbirds Return!

2015 Air Show Features U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

 U.S. Air Force ThunderbirdsThe 2015 Cleveland National Air Show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team September 5, 6 & 7 (Labor Day Weekend). Cleveland will be one of 35 cities to host the Ambassadors in Blue. The Thunderbirds last Cleveland appearance was in 2011.

2014 Blue Angels Air Show of the Year

Cleveland National Air Show Awarded for Excellence

Blue Angels Air Show of the YearThe 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.