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Cleveland National Air Show returning to Burke Lakefront Airport this Labor Day weekend

Tickets will be available only in advance and will only be sold online.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published, unrelated story

One of Cleveland's most beloved summer events is coming back after a year away due to COVID-19.

The 2021 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart will take place Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4, 5 & 6) at Burke Lakefront Airport. 

Event organizers say planning and preparation has been proceeding for the Air Show to be back this year. Special event approval has been granted by the City of Cleveland.

The 2021 Air Show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Each show day, the six select Thunderbird demonstration pilots will put their distinctive red, white, and blue F-16 Falcon jet fighters through a choreographed 50 minute performance at speeds up to 500 mph and as close as three feet from each other.

Tickets for the 2021 Air Show will be available only in advance and only sold online at www.clevelandairshow.com. There will be no gate sales. Fans are encouraged to sign-up for the Air Show e-newsletter to receive alerts for when tickets go on sale, updates and more.

“We appreciate our fans understanding and patience during this unusual year. We will be following COVID-19 health and safety protocols in accordance with current guidelines,” said Air Show Executive Director Kim Dell. “We are thrilled to be back on the tarmac. The ground attractions may look a little bit different but we will still have the awesome flying folks have come to expect.”

The Air Show will feature three days of aerial thrills at Burke Lakefront Airport. From stomach-churning aerial jumps and gyroscopic aerobatics to military jet demonstrations, fans will be on the edge of their seats. But the Air Show is more than just fancy flying-- inside the gates fans can witness Shockwave Jet Truck race a plane down the runway, hear the incredible narration, and feel the heat from explosive pyrotechnics. Ground attractions also include interactive displays, kid-friendly activities, drones, and unique display aircraft.

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