Another beautiful weekend! Sunny skies and a comfortable breeze provided strong crowds.
The 2008 Air Show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and celebrated NASA’s 50th Anniversary. NASA Glenn Research Center was front and center with an expanded display that included hands-on activities and digital learning stations packed into its Journey to Tomorrow trailer, plus the Aerospace Enviromental Bus and photos opportunities along with the S-3 Viking and T-34. Astronauts from Ohio also attended the Air Show and fans were able to meet them and obtain autographs. NASA hosted a Black Tie Gala on Friday eveing of the Air Show weekend where over 17 Ohio Astronauts were honored.
The Air Show’s military flying line-up included the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, World War II ara P-51 Mustang, F4U-5 Corsair and B-17 Yankee Lady. And some of the best civilan pilots performed including Nikolay Timofeev, Sean D. Tucker and his son, Eric Tucker, John Mohr, Red Star and Dragon dogfight and Bob Carlton in the world’s only twin-engine sailplane. And for the first time…3 of the world’s largest planes were on static display; C-5, C-17 and KC-135.