Cleveland National Air Show Archives

The Cleveland National Air Show is very special to me as it was the first air show I ever attended back in 1976.  The Labor Day Weekend tradition began in 1929 with the National Air Races.  The National Air Races were held in Cleveland 12 times between 1929 and 1949 (no races were held between 1940 and 1945 due to World War II) and established Cleveland as the "Indianapolis 500 of Air Racing."  The air show returned in 1964 to Burke Lakefront Airport and its setting on Lake Erie is magnificent! 

After the show, there are plenty of things to do with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, USS Cod Submarine Memorial and Cleveland Browns Stadium within walking distance.  In the evening, the brave souls can check out the night life in the Warehouse District, Cleveland’s version of Bourbon Street!

Please use the links on the left side of the page to view past Cleveland National Air Show information, photos and videos.