Cleveland National Air Show Closes Final Day
CLEVELAND — Over Labor Day weekend, you probably couldn’t help but hear the sonic booms and the buzzing of jets and airplanes around the Cleveland area. The National Air Show ended on Labor Day but it brought a lot of fun and adventure to town while it was here.
The air show has been entertaining people in Northeast Ohio for close to 50 years, and many of the people who attended say the look forward to this event every year.
“It’s exciting seeing the United States military perform for us,” says Don Silvis of Parma.
Spectators young and old gazed up into the blue skies as jets, helicopters and planes of all types and sizes zipped through the air.
The air show has been a tradition in the Cleveland area since 1964 bringing thousands of people to Burke Lakefront Airport.
Besides the planes crisscrossing in the skies, the air show also provides special exhibits where people can actually board some of the huge planes and take a tour. There are more than 50 types of aircraft on display for people to check out.
“It’s great to actually be able to go inside and see some of the military planes.” says Cameron Brown of Cleveland.
Many of the spectators were out on Sunday afternoon to see the air show’s s main attraction, the Navy’s Blue Angels.
“It’s just really exciting you see stuff in the sky you see them almost hit the ground, and you get to see different formations of the blue angels and thunderbirds,” says Jacob Silvis of Parma.
Since it rained during some parts of the air show over, thousands of people were able to come back and use their tickets on Labor Day and enjoy the great weather. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to close out your summer.