After a year hiatus, Cleveland National Air Show is back for Labor Day weekend

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CLEVELAND -- It's back!

The Cleveland National Air show Kicked off Saturday morning at 9 AM. If advance ticket sales are any indication, people are grateful and excited to have the Cleveland National Air Show back after federal budget cuts grounded it last year.

Organizers are expecting 60-80,000 people from Saturday until Monday. That's up 50 percent since the last time the air show was in Cleveland and 2012.

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The show had to take one year hiatus in 2013 because of federal budget cuts.

Beginning in 1964, this marks the 50th year for the Cleveland show.

The planes will be in the air Saturday until 3:30 p.m., when the highly anticipated Blue Angels take flight.

"It's great to pass it down to the kids who have never seen them in person just seen the movies," said Amanda Stefanski of discount drug Mart, this years' presenting sponsor.

"The last airshow I went to was in Kentucky and it was an awesome experience so I wanted to make sure my kids experience the same thing," said Fred Hantz.

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