1986 Cleveland National Air Show

Announcer: Danny Clisham

Demonstration Teams

  • US Navy Blue Angels
  • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team

Military Demonstrations

  • US Navy F-14 Tomcat Demo
  • US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo
  • US Air Force F-15 Eagle Demo
  • US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Demo
  • US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Flyby
  • US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Flyby
  • Royal Air Force Nimrod Flyby

Civilian Demonstrations

  • Bob Hoover (Shrike Commander)
  • Jim Franklin (Captain Zar / Aerostar)
  • Jim Franklin (Waco)
  • John Kazian Wing Walking (Jim Franklin Waco)
  • Leo Loudenslager (Laser 200)

Select video clips from the 1986 Air Show.  Sorry for the quality of the videos but please remember these are captures from my original 1986 VHS video tape!


Leo Loudenslager's demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show in the Laser 200.  Narration by "Skytalker" Danny Clisham.

Bob Hoover's demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show in the Shrike Commander. Narration by Jim Driskell.

Harrier demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show flown by Lieutenant Chris Moran of the Royal Air Force.  Narration by "Skytalker" Danny Clisham.

F-14 Tomcat demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show.  The aircraft is from Fighter Squadron (VF) 101 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia and the crew is (Pilot) Lieutenant Commander Chris Anderson and (Radar Intercept Officer) Lieutenant Randy Doerr.  Narration by "Skytalker" Danny Clisham.

F-15 Eagle demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show. The aircraft is from Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.

Part one of the Blue Angels demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show.  The final Cleveland appearance of the Blue Angels in the A-4F Skyhawk II aircraft.  Narration by Lieutenant Wayne Molnar (Blue Angel #7).  The 1986 Blue Angels: Commander Gil Rud (Blue Angel #1), Captain Mark Bircher (Blue Angel #2), Lieutenant Donnie Cochran (Blue Angel #3), Lieutenant Pat Walsh (Blue Angel #4), Lieutenant Commander Curt Watson (Blue Angel #5), Lieutenant David Anderson (Blue Angel #6), Major Bill Campbell (Blue Angel #8).

Part two of the Blue Angels demonstration from the 1986 Cleveland National Air Show.  The final Cleveland appearance of the Blue Angels in the A-4F Skyhawk II aircraft.  Narration by Lieutenant Wayne Molnar (Blue Angel #7).  The 1986 Blue Angels: Commander Gil Rud (Blue Angel #1), Captain Mark Bircher (Blue Angel #2), Lieutenant Donnie Cochran (Blue Angel #3), Lieutenant Pat Walsh (Blue Angel #4), Lieutenant Commander Curt Watson (Blue Angel #5), Lieutenant David Anderson (Blue Angel #6), Major Bill Campbell (Blue Angel #8).