Cleveland National Air Show will have Thunderbirds, F-35 Lightning II

With summer officially underway, let’s think about what could be considered its grand finale.

Talking place Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 — the Cleveland National Air Show has been a Labor Day weekend tradition in Northeast Ohio since 1964, notes a news release for the event..

Held at the city’s Burke Lakefront Airport, this year’s aerial feast will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and an F-35 Lightning II demonstration.

F-35 Vapor - U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook
The F-35 Vapor (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

More details from the release:

The 2019 Air Show will mark the official end of summer and showcase an array of military demonstrations, parachuting, vintage warbirds, solo aerobatics and the world famous GEICO Skytypers. Inside the gates, spectators will experience the 300 mph Shockwave Jet Truck and pyrotechnics with a Wall of Fire. Fans can tour unique aircraft, help pack a parachute, meet a pilot and explore aviation first hand. The 2019 Air Show is also part of the Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour uniting the most prestigious air shows in the country.

General-admission tickets are good for a full day and are considered “lawn seats,” so, the releases states, guests going that route are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Those tickets in advance are $23 for adults, $14 for children ages 6 to 11 ($2 more at the gate) and free for children 5 and younger. Other options include Reserved Box Seats, Sponsor Boxes, Barnstormer Club and the new Flight Deck Loge. A variety of amenities are offered, and individual ticket prices range from $28 to $120 each, the release states.

Get more information and tickets at Also, starting Aug. 1, GA tickets will be available for purchase at Discount Drug Mart stores.

Top photo: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (courtesy of the Cleveland National Air Show)

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