What’s New

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Announced!

Air Show fans will witness a rare commemorative Heritage Flight when the F-35A Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II, and WWII P-51 Mustang “Bum Steer” join in the skies over Cleveland.

The Air Force Heritage Flight program presents the evolution of the U.S. Air Force’s air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighters in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. The formation serves as a living memorial to the men and women who have served—or are currently serving—in the U.S. Air Force while supporting U.S. Air Force recruiting and retention efforts. For more information, click here.

C-130 Demo Added to Line-Up

Air Show fans will witness an Ohio Air National Guard C-130 Hercules Demonstration which will take off from Burke Lakefront Airport. The plane is being flown by 179th Operations Group / 164th Airlift Squadron in Mansfield, OH. For more information, click here.

2019 Photo Contest- Win VIP tickets!

Everyone loves coming to the Air Show and snapping pictures of everything to see on the ground and in the sky! Now is your chance to show us how much fun you have and enter for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the 2019 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart.

  1. Post your favorite Air Show photo to your Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #CNASPhotoContest2019. The photo can be from any Cleveland Air Show, any year, and of any aspect of the Air Show on the ground or in the sky.
  2. Get creative: Share your post with your friends or write a memorable caption in order to receive the most “likes” on your photo.
  3. The winner will be chosen on July 22 by 10:00 a.m. (EST) and notified by Facebook or Instagram private message. The lucky submitter will win 2 VIP tickets to the Monday, September 2, 2019 Cleveland National Air Show.

Good luck!

Rules and Regulations:

  • All photos submitted to the 2019 CNAS Photo Contest become property of CNAS.
  • Photos must be in .jpeg or .png format.
  • Winner must “like” the CNAS Facebook or Instagram page.
  • All photos become property of CNAS. CNAS will credit photo on Facebook/Instagram photo gallery but reserves the right to use photos on the website and other promotional and marketing materials as CNAS determines. CNAS does not provide photo credit except on the Facebook/Instagram gallery. (Such use is limited to promotional and marketing materials and does NOT include merchandise or any item to be sold.)
  • CNAS reserves the right to remove or report any photo submitted to the contest.
  • CNAS is not obligated to post any photo. CNAS is not obligated to have a photo posted for any length of time.
  • CNAS is not responsible for any use of misuse of photos resulting from the photo being posted with the #CNASPhotoContest2019 hashtag or on CNAS’ Facebook/Instagram page.
  • CNAS is not responsible for validating the origin of photos submitted to CNAS.
  • The 2019 CNAS Photo Contest is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2019 Cleveland National Air Show are on sale now!

Do you want to choose your own Air Show seat, or print your tickets from the convenience of your own home? Our online ticketing system makes it easy to quickly and conveniently order, pay for, and print your Air Show tickets without ever leaving your home.

Thinking about bringing a few friends to the Air Show? Check out the popular Sponsor Box and Barnstormer Club reserved seating, or the NEW Flight Deck Loge area all offering a variety of amenities. Click here to learn more.

The Air Show is a financially self-sufficient nonprofit organization. Ticket sales directly support event production costs for this Cleveland tradition.

History Touches Down at 2019 Air Show

B-25D Mitchell Bomber & B-17 Flying Fortress


History will come alive at the 2019 Air Show with the additions of two World War II aircraft.

Air Show fans will take a sentimental journey when a B-25D Mitchell Bomber “Yankee Warrior” takes to the skies. The B-25 has a distinctive shape with a low rumbling engine and is a living, flying embodiment of the Greatest Generation’s winning spirit. The B-25 Mitchell was one of the most significant aircraft in World War II. Air Show fans inside the gates will also get to see this aircraft up close on static display. Click here to learn more.

Also featured inside the Air Show grounds will be a unique WWII B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" Aircraft Exhibit. This aircraft is one of only five B-17s seen in the epic movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Air Show fans will be able to tour the vintage aircraft plus meet the pilots and crew. Click here to learn more.

Join the Air Show Team!

Help make something amazing happen!

Would you like to be a part of the Air Show team? Resumes are being accepted for a seasonal Ticketing Manager position. Perfect for sports management/event professionals who are interested in a seasonal opportunity. The position can also be utilized as an internship for college students or recent grads interested in building their resumes. For more information, click here.

F-35 FULL Tac Demo Added to Lineup!

U.S. Air Force F-35 Tactical Demonstration to be Featured for the First Time in Cleveland National Air Show History

Cleveland fans…get ready to witness a historical and mind blowing demonstration by the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II.

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter with the world’s most powerful fighter jet engine producing 43,000 pounds of thrust, capable of pushing the F-35A into stomach-jolting 9 G turns at speeds approaching 1,200 mph. This never before seen demonstration will include controlled flat spins as well as high-speed passes and vertical climbs.

2019 marks the first year of the F-35A full tactical demonstration and Cleveland is one of only 15 cities to host this incredible demonstration. To learn more and see a sneak peek at the demo click here.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Headline 2019 Air Show

Cleveland will host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners of the 2019 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart.

Each show day, the six select Thunderbird demonstration pilots will put their distinct red, white and blue F-16 Falcon jet fighters through a choreographed hour-long performance at speeds up to 500 mph and as close as three feet from each other. The demonstration features 40 maneuvers including the trademarked Thunderbird six-plane delta formation, high bomb burst and solo knife-edge pass.

The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force “Ambassadors in Blue” and composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and 100 enlisted personnel performing more than 30 Air Force specialties. The Thunderbirds represent the United States at approximately thirty-five sites each year. To view the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds home page click here.

Executive Director Receives Women in Air Shows Award

Kim Dell, Executive Director of the Cleveland National Air Show, was recognized at the International Council of Air Shows annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada as the first recipient of the Women in Air Shows Award. The Air Show Network (ASN) launched a monthly award to recognize women who advance the air show business as a professional career path for women. To celebrate each awardee, ASN will donate $1,000 in her name to the Bob Hoover Academy, founded by Sean D. Tucker. This scholarship will then sponsor a deserving young woman to learn how to fly.  For more information, click here.

Grunt Style Air Show Majors Expand Tour in 2019

Thunder Over Michigan and Reno National Championship Air Races join Cleveland as expansion shows

Grunt Style Air Show Majors, the air show industry’s premier tour showcasing a collection of America’s most prestigious air shows, announced the addition of Thunder Over Michigan and Reno National Championship Air Races beginning in 2019.

Created by Red Frog Events in 2018 as the industry’s first unifying brand platform, the mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and increase mainstream awareness of aviation events in the air show industry. Thunder Over Michigan and Reno National Championship Air Races join SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, the Bethpage Air Show, the Cleveland National Air Show, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow.

By becoming an official tour stop, these aviation events and air shows receive national promotion through a variety of marketing efforts, visibility for their air show at the other participating air shows, and additional mainstream recognition and benefits through partnering with tour creators, Red Frog Events, and title partner, Grunt Style.

For more information, visit the Air Show Majors Tour website.