Display Aircraft

The Cleveland National Air Show is an aviation theme park with unique display aircraft which includes military, vintage and commercial planes. Go inside the planes, meet the pilots and explore aviation first hand.

Aircrews interested in participating in the Cleveland National Air Show can contact us here.

Display Aircraft

The Cleveland National Air Show is honored to have several crew members with display aircraft that grew up in Northeast Ohio. Many of these individuals attended the Air Show when they were young and caught the aviation bug.

U.S. COAST GUARD:

MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter

The Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engine, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable Search and Rescue helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard.

 

Auxiliary TANB Watercraft

The TANB Watercraft serves as the workhorse for the Aids to Navigation Team (ANT). Most work done by the ANT involves trailering the boat to local ramps and launching to service the wide variety of structures and buoys they are responsible for.

 

U.S. AIR FORCE:

A-10 Thunderbolt II

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single seat, twin turbofan engine, and straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force. The A-10 was designed for close-in support of ground troops, close air support (CAS), providing quick-action support for troops against helicopters, vehicles, and ground troops. It entered service in 1976 and is the only production-built aircraft that has served in the USAF that was designed solely for CAS.

C-130 Hercules  

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medivac, and cargo transport aircraft.

 

 

KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force in 1957. It was the U.S. Air Force's first jet-powered refueling tanker and replaced the KC-97 Stratofreighter. The KC-135 was initially tasked with refueling strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of U.S. tactical fighters and bombers.

 

T-6 Texan II

The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Training with the T-6 provides the basic skills necessary to progress to one of four training tracks: the Air Force bomber-fighter or the Navy strike track, the Air Force airlift-tanker or Navy maritime track, the Air Force or Navy turboprop track and the Air Force-Navy helicopter track.

 

U.S. NAVY:

P-8 Poseidon

The P-8 Poseidon is a multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft, excelling at anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search and rescue. The P-8 can fly higher (up to 41,000 ft) and get to the fight faster (490 knots). Shorter transit times reduce the size of the Area of Probability when searching for submarines, surface vessels or search and rescue survivors. P-8 is also designed for low altitude missions and has already proven its abilities supporting humanitarian and search and rescue missions. A proven system with more than 100 aircraft in service and over 300,000 flight hours.

F/A-18 Super Hornet

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole fighter aircraft. It entered service with the United States Navy in 1997, replacing the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, which was retired in 2006.

 

 

T-6 Texan II

The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots. Training with the T-6 provides the basic skills necessary to progress to one of four training tracks: the Air Force bomber-fighter or the Navy strike track, the Air Force airlift-tanker or Navy maritime track, the Air Force or Navy turboprop track and the Air Force-Navy helicopter track.

U.S. ARMY:

HH-60M Blackhawk

The Black Hawk HH-60M is the Army’s utility tactical transport helicopter. It provides air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control, and special operations support to combat, stability and support operations. This versatile Black Hawk helicopter has enhanced the Army’s overall mobility due to dramatic improvement in troop and cargo lift capacity.

 

CH-47 Chinook

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply. With a top speed of 196 mph, the helicopter was faster than contemporary 1960s utility helicopters and attack helicopters. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters.

 

U.S. Marine Corps:

T-45 Goshawk

The T-45A Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots. The T-45A aircraft, the Navy version of the British Aerospace Hawk aircraft, is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions.

 

WARBIRDS:

Douglas C-47B Skytrain “Luck of the Irish”

The "Luck of the Irish" flew in 25 Fully Combat-Operational Resupply Missions in the European theatre from its base in Welford Park, England and Bretigny, France. It also flew 13 missions in which it evacuated American, British, French and even German POWs. We have records for at least 96 missions of various types, which it had taken part in during the war.

 

B-25 Mitchell Bomber "Georgie's Gal"

The B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by Allied air forces in every theater of World War II, although the majority of B-25s in American service were used in the Pacific. The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Georgie’s Gal started her life at a manufacturing plant in Kansas City, being accepted into service in 1945.

CIVILIAN & SPECIAL INTEREST:

Metro Life Flight

Launched in 1982, Cleveland Metro Life Flight is an internationally recognized critical care transport service based in Northeast Ohio. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) since 1994, Metro Life Flight provides both local and international assistance utilizing helicopter, Lear jet and ground unit assets.

 

Beech Baron D55

The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engine piston aircraft developed by Beechcraft. The Baron is a variant of the Travel Air, and was introduced in 1961.  The Baron 55 is the short body variant and was built 1968 through 1969 with four to six seats. The variant introduced a new paint scheme and 'speed-slope' windshield. Plus changed to three blade props and a different flap configuration.

 

Aeronca 78AC, 1946

The Aeronca Champion Model 78AC is a continental 65 HP, four cylinder engine, model A65. It was manufactured in July of 1946 and has flown in each of the contiguous forty eight states.

 

 

F-16 1:1 Scale Decoy

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft. Originally developed for the United States Air Force. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft.

 

 

Cirrus

The Cirrus SR22 is a single-engine four- or five-seat composite aircraft. The SR-series remains the only production airplane in its class to include side stick flight controls that combine aspects of a traditional yoke handle (referred to in the industry as a "side yoke").

 

Piper Warrior

The Piper Warrior has been a flight school favorite since its inception. The Warrior is an ideal aircraft for the demands of student pilot training. Built on the same quality of its Cherokee ancestry, the Warrior comes equipped with a 160 hp Lycoming engine and an intuitive Garmin 500 avionics suite. This aircraft is an exceptional training platform to meet a multitude of flight school requirements.

Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000. The aircraft remains in production today.

 

Cessna 152

The Cessna 152 is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. It was based on the earlier Cessna 150, including a number of minor design changes and a slightly more powerful engine.

 

 

¾ Scale Replica P-51’s (T-51)

Titan Aircraft is an aircraft kit manufacturer, located in Austinburg, Ohio. They produce kits for the Titan T-51 Mustang which is a 3/4 scale replica of the P-51 Mustang and several versions of the Tornado ultralight/light-sport aircraft. The P-51 replica incorporates material and systems not commonly found in comparably priced aircraft.

 

 

There is so much to see and do at the Air Show!  Other ground attractions include Drones, Radio Controlled Aircraft and more! Click here: http://www.clevelandairshow.com/on-the-ground/

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