First Cleveland Demo with the NEW Super Hornets!
Cleveland will host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as headliners of the 2022 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart.
The Blue Angels will showcase their new F/A-18 Super Hornets for the first time in Cleveland. The Blue Angels transitioned to the larger and more powerful jet platform, the F/A-18 Super Hornet in 2021. This marked the first time the team changed aircraft since they moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet back in 1986.
Each show day the six "Blues" demonstration pilots will blaze across the skies in their dark blue and yellow-striped F/A-18 Super Hornets. The Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
Don’t forget…this spine tingling performance begins on the ground in front of Air Show spectators with a highly choreographed “walk down” preflight routine as the Blue Angel pilots climb into their F/A-18 Super Hornets, start them up and taxi out for take-off. And stick around after the show for the Blue Angels autograph session.
The Blues last Cleveland appearance was 2018 and Cleveland is among 32 select U.S. cities chosen to host the team in 2022. For more information click here.