The main wall of the plaza is a dramatic summary of Cleveland’s legacy in exhibition flying. This legacy spans two distinct eras – the first era was the “Golden Age” of aviation during which the National Air Races was the nation’s pinnacle sporting event; the second era is the Cleveland National Air Show which is one of the best showcases of exhibition flying held annually and has become a Labor Day Tradition for nearly 50 years. To the left of the wall an etched montage expresses the Golden Age of pylon races, daredevils, zeppelins and other flying machines. To the right an etched montage expresses the jet teams, stunt flying and precision skydiving featured annually at the Cleveland National Air Show. In the center of the wall is the first stanza of the memorable poem “High Flight”.