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Cleveland Air Show coming back in 2014

News Desk | 10/25/2013, 9:12 a.m.
“It’ll take us a little bit to get the wheels back in motion, but we’re on it,” said Kim Dell, ...

The Cleveland National Air Show will be soaring back into town in 2014 and the Blue Angels will be there!

There was no air show this past summer. The decision was made in early 2013 because of federal budget cuts.

“It’ll take us a little bit to get the wheels back in motion, but we’re on it,” said Kim Dell, who helps organize the air show.

The Blue Angels won’t be the only ones there; other regulars like Shockwave the Jet Truck will be there, too.

“If you’ve never been before it’s such a treat. A lot of us walk around with our heads down in our devices, come out here and you’re going to hear loud planes, smoke, noise, something you cannot experience at home,” said Dell.

And if that’s not enough, Dell said the air show also helps rake in millions for the city. The event, held at Burke Lakefront Airport, brings thousands of people to Cleveland.

“I think it’s absolutely phenomenal that it’s coming back to downtown. I think it’s great. And it’s a big draw for families, and I think that it can show people that our downtown really is vibrant and there’s a lot of great things to see here,” said Mary Kelley, who plans to go next year.

2014 will make the 50th anniversary of the air show.

Right now, the event is scheduled for Labor Day weekend. More details should be released in the coming months.