CLEVELAND — Plans for the 2022 Cleveland National Air Show are taking off. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels has announced that they will make a return to Cleveland this week in preparation for next year's event.
Blue Angel #7 LT Scott Goossens of San Francisco, California, and Blue Angel #8 LT Katlin Forster of Scottsdale, Arizona, are scheduled to do a flyover in their F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft this Friday. The team is scheduled to land at Burke Lakefront Airport at 10:10 a.m..
“We are thrilled to host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for their pre-season visit,” said Air Show Executive Director Kim Dell. “The Blues last appearance in Cleveland was 2018 and Air Show fans will be excited.”
The two members of the flying squadron will be in the area to meet with air show officials and supporting organizations.
During the Labor Day weekend traditional event to be held September 3-5, 2022, two aircraft and a larger jet platform will make its Cleveland debut. According to event organizers, the F/A-18 Super Hornet and the C-130J Super Hercules are expected to make their first appearance. 32 other cities in the United States are scheduled to host the adrenaline-rushing event next year.
Air Show officials say the event attracts between 60,000 to 100,000 people every year, creating an economic impact of $7.1 million to the City of Cleveland.
Editor's Note: The below video features coverage from 2018, the last time the Blue Angels were in Cleveland