An all-Marine Corps crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel operate the Lockheed-Martin C-130T Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert Airlines. Fat Albert joined the team in 1970 and flies more than 140,000 miles each season. It carries more than 40 maintenance and support personnel, their gear and enough spare parts and communication equipment to complete a successful air show.
Check out Fat Albert's maneuvers from inside the cockpit! www.blueangels.navy.mil/inside/
The Golden Knights are an elite parachute team that serve as goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. Army. Annually the team performs more than 27,000 jumps before an estimated 14 million people. The Golden Knights will perform multiple free-fall parachute jumps revealing aerial grace, precision and skill as they descend along the flight line or to a perfect bulls-eye landing.
The Golden Knights are not just in the air...spectators can witness formation practice, meet the team and even help pack a parachute!
For more information on the U.S. Army Golden Knights and high-resolution photos click here: http://armygk.armylive.dodlive.mil/
Shockwave is back...and on Fire!
The World Famous Shockwave Jet Truck is the baddest, mosting impressive jet ground vehicle on the planet. Shockwave, is a triple jet-engine truck that currently holds the Guinness record for top jet-truck speed at an incredible 376 mph. Streaking and screaming down airport runways, Shockwave races airplanes that are flying above it at 300 mph.
Air Show fans jump to their feet to watch this mind blowing act as the flame-tipped semi scorches the runway. Spectators will feel the heat, smell the smoke and feel the roar of the turbines as Shockwave tries to outrace a speeding airplane.
And for all you motorheads out there...you can get a close up look at the three jet engines which produce 36,000 horsepower!
For more information visit Flash Fire Jet Truck.
Gyroscopic Aerobatics in a Custom Built Muscle Biplane!
Skip Stewart returns to Cleveland, performing fast-pace, high-energy gyroscopic aerobatics. A perfect fit for the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, his show has been described as a "hard-hitting, rock and roll blowout." In Prometheus, his custom-built muscle biplane that reaches top speeds of 197 mph, Stewart will perform snarling, flashy maneuvers, thrilling spectators as he soars through the sky.
Spectators will be on the edge of their seats when Skip performs his daring knife-edge ribbon cut!
Skip has won multiple gold medals in various regional aerobatic competitions and has been awarded two Pitts trophies, which recognize outstanding contribution to aerobatics. Considered by many to be the premier muscle biplane pilot in the country, Stewart's flying has been featured in many publications, including Smithsonian Air & Space, Sports Illustrated, World Air Show News, American Owners and Pilots Association, and Autopilot . More information on Skip Stewart click here.
World's First Wingsuit Aerobatics
If that was not enough...Rex, Melissa's husband, will also get into the act. Rex will jump in his wingsuit while Melissa circles around him in the Edge 540 performing formation flying between a skydiver and an aerobatic plane. Now that is love!
Melissa is the 4 time winner of the "Pitts Trophy", was the 2004 Northwest and Southwest Intermediate Regional Aerobatic Champion, the 2006 South-Central Unlimited Regional Aerobatic Champion, as well as the youngest female ever to be a member of the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team.
Melissa strives to be a positive role model and inspiration to young people in aviation and women across the world showing them that no dream is too big and nothing is impossible!
For more information and to see their CBS 60 Minutes Interview - Love Twist...check out: sportsgal
Set to Explode in Cleveland
What do you get when you team together some of the world's best demonstration pilots and a pyrotechnics program that really packs a punch? Tinstix of Dynamite!
John Klatt Airshows brings world class power aerobatics to air shows all across America and the Air National Guard has teamed with John to bring Clevelanders a truly unique experience. There's no other pilot like John flying air shows today. Weekends he flies air shows; during the week, he's a professional pilot for a major national carrier and his third flying job is as Lieutenant Colonel John Klatt in the cockpit of an Air National Guard F-16. John's flying will excite you, inspire you and will not be soon forgotten. To check out a video of John's performance and additional information visit John Klatt Air Shows.
A Thrill You Don't Want to Miss!
Mad Bomber Airshow Special Effects will add a little KABOOM! to the 2014 Cleveland National Air Show. For more information and cool photos visit The Mad Bomber.
Voice of the Air Show
As you enjoy the air show, listen carefully for the expertise and colorful commentary of SkyTalker Danny Clisham. Danny is
a veteran air show announcer who has presided over hundreds of air shows across the country. Danny also works in
television and movies as an aviation stunt coordinator. Danny Clisham's home page click here: Danny Clisham
Metro Life Flight's four person team is comprised of two pilots and two critical care specialists including nurses and physicians. Each member of the team brings industry state-of-the art experience complemented by the high standard of training required within the Metro Life Flight family.
Metro Life Flight helicopters will perform daily flybys at this year's show along with a display. Metro Life Flight home page clicked here: Metro Health
Cleveland Aeromodeling Society
The Cleveland Aeromodeling Society showcases its radio-controlled aircraft at Burke Lakefront Airport. Watch the model versions of today's most exciting aircraft perform aerobatic maneuvers and stunts.
NASA Glenn Research Center Display
The NASA Glenn Research Center is a pioneer and innovator that has expanded horizons and opened frontiers for explorers in air and space. NASA's display focuses on its role in man's journey in flight. NASA Glenn home page click here: www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn
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