Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 Cleveland National Air Show

Cleveland is always a great airshow site with its location right on the shore of Lake Erie. The city is behind you and the crowd is seated on one of the parallel runways at Burke Lakefront Airport so you are right next to the action. It had actually been probably a decade since I last went to the Cleveland airshow and I'm glad I finally was able to return. You could not have ordered the weather any better as it was in the mid 80s with a clear sky and just enough humidity to help the jets pull some nice vapor. There was a 5-10 knot breeze off the lake as well that helped to keep us cool all day long.

F4U Corsair gently lifting off the runway

The Blue Angels converge from all directions with minimal separation

I went with Rob as always and got Gina to come along too. It was her first real airshow other than Stewart the night before and certainly her first with all the military jets, so I was excited for her to come partake in my obsession. There was more than enough wonderful jet noise to go around - check out the videos down below for some of the action. Given the weather, the location, and the great pilots flying, it turned out to be an excellent airshow and a Labor Day well spent in Cleveland.

USAF Heritage Flight - 60 Years of History

Blue Angels 1 and 2 taxiing back after their performance

Up next is NAS Oceana in about two weeks and let's just say I'm more than a little excited for all the air power that will be on display courtesy of our US Navy!

F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo

F-15C, F-16C, and P-51D

Blue Angels & Fat Albert

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I knew a ferret named Fat Albert. He was, um, large.