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Monday's Blue Angels performance at Cleveland National Air Show cancelled due to weather conditions

The Cleveland Air Show is based at Burke Lakefront Airport with flights from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day of the event, which runs Sept. 3-5.

CLEVELAND — 9/5 Update: The Cleveland National Air Show announced that the Blue Angels were forced to cancel their performance on Monday due to weather conditions:

The safety of the pilots and our fans is paramount. Two of the Blue Angels taxied down the runway, but weather conditions deteriorated abruptly and forced them to cancel their performance for safety reasons.

Air show officials add that if any changes are made to their ticket policy by its Board of Trustees, they will be posted on its social media platforms and on its website.

9/4 Update: The Cleveland Air Show has released a statement due to the weather related cancellations on Sunday:

While the Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart went on Sunday despite the rain, SUNDAY ticketholders are invited to return on Monday.

As an accommodation to Air Show fans, all SUNDAY ticketholders can use their tickets or ticket stubs for GENERAL ADMISSION.

If you purchased your tickets online, please reprint your ticket or be prepared to show a screenshot of your mobile tickets including barcodes. It will be valid for GENERAL ADMISSION on Monday.

If you have a hard stock ticket or wristband, please bring it for re-entry. It will be valid for GENERAL ADMISSION on MONDAY.

Due to field conditions, limited on-site parking will be available. We encourage Air Show fans to seek parking in hard-surface downtown lots.


If inclement weather should prevail on Monday, fans should keep their proof-of- purchase and look to the website for further updates.

Original Story:

It’s back!

The 2022 Cleveland National Air Show will soar above the city all Labor Day weekend – and this year’s event features the Blue Angels and their first Cleveland demo with the new Super Hornets.

“The Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators,” organizers explain. “It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.”

There’s also an F-15 Eagle fly-by each day.

“The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield,” officials say. “The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability, acceleration, range and avionics.”

The Air Show is based at Burke Lakefront Airport near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland from Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5. Flying will take place from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.

This year’s event schedule is listed as follows (subject to change without notice):


9:30 a.m. – Noon

  • Cleveland Aeromodeling Society – Radio Controlled Aircraft
  • Dronewerx – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Demonstration
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
  • Greg Koontz Solo Aerobatics

Noon – 2 p.m.

  • Metro Life Flight Medical Helicopter Flyby
  • Hot Streak II Jet Truck
  • U.S. Air Force C-130 Demonstration
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
  • U.S. Air Force F-15 Flyby
  • Randy Ball MiG-17F
  • Hot Streak II Jet Truck
  • Melissa Burns Sportsgal

2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • U.S. Air Force F-16 Tactical Demonstration
  • WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
  • Photo Pass
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Tickets must be purchased online in advance as there are no gate sales available. General admission tickets, which you can buy HERE, have the following prices:

  • Adult: $35 plus fees
  • Children ages 6-11: $20 plus fees
  • Children ages 5 and younger: Free

General admission tickets are good for one full day. These tickets don’t provide any seating, so event organizers say you should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

You can also purchase reserved box seat tickets for $45 (plus fees). This provides a reserved seat, but sales for this ticket option close at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

On-site parking is $25 (plus fees) per car located at Gate 13 (near Aviation High School). This is the ONLY lot operated by the Air Show. Parking payment is credit card only.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Aug. 31, 2022.

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