The 2011 Air Show was Gravity Defying Fun with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The weekend was a wild weather ride with temperatures on Saturday in the 90s and dipping to the fifties on Monday. But everyone flew and fans saw a terric show.
The Air Force represenation was second to none and included the A-10 Demo, F-4 Phantom and P-51 Mustang. Other military included the F/A-18 Hornet Demo, Golden Knights, Canadian Forces CP-140 Aurora flby and USMC MV-22 Osprey on static. Cleveland fans were treated to a laundry list of first time appearances including extreme aerobatics by Jason Newburg, Kenty Pietsch Jelly Belly Extreme Comedy Act and RV Top Landing, Jim Maroney flying the Super Chipmunk and School Time Jet Bus…the world’s first jet-powered school bus.
The Cleveland National Air Show also hosted the CAF Red Tail Squadran Rise Above Traveling Exhibit. The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is one-of-a-kind…housed in a 53′ long customized trailer with sides that slide out to create a 30-seat climate-controlled movie theater with a 180-degree screen. The exciting original movie, “RISE ABOVE”, is about the Tuskegee Airman.