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CLEVELAND NATIONAL AIR SHOW / Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd, 2019 

Featuring the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team, the 2019 edition of Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport traces its roots back to 1929 when the inaugural event was held at Cleveland Airport as a showcase for American aviation pioneers including Roscoe Turner, original members of the Ninety-Nines, and Amelia Earhart.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on this historic local event, especially a YouTube video highlighting the 1939 edition ( see HERE).

FOR PRINTS depicting early years of the Air Races at Cleveland Airport (including  1929), with Amelia Earhart, Eddie Rickenbacker, Roscoe Turner, and original  members of the Ninety-Nines, view our Area Aviation Collection HERE! (more being added!)

For Opening Day coverage of the inaugural Cleveland National Air Races in 1929 from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, see HEREFront Page / page 2 / page 3 / page 5 / page 6 / page 7  (Stanavo Aviation Oil ad) / page 8 / page 9 (Sherwin-Williams paint ad) / page 10 / page 19 (entertainment) / page 28 (photo page).

And, HERE are two-page spreads in our Memories of a Lifetime Volume II of the 1929, and the 1949 National Air Races; and a two-page spread of the 1932 edition of the National Air Races found in Memories of a Lifetime Volume I!


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