2013 Cleveland National Air Show Cancelled

It was announced today that the 2013 Cleveland Airshow was being cancelled due to budget constraints.  Per the Cleveland National Air Show website: “The 2013 Air Show has been canceled due to the impact of Federal Government Sequestration budget cuts on Department of Defense and Aerospace Industry support of public air shows. Planning and preparation is proceeding for the 2014 Cleveland National Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The tentative 2014 dates are August 30 – September 1 (Labor Day Weekend).”

I don’t know about you, but for me if I attended or not, there was just something special about Air Show week in Cleveland.  If you were downtown you got to see and hear the planes as they practiced during the week.  And there was a certain anticipation in the air when folks started talking Air Show… it mean summer was coming.

The Cleveland Air Show (2011)
Photo credit John Slater

Some quick Googling found me this amazing shot taken by John Slater at http://blog.slaterpics.com/  Talk about an incredible shot of the Blue Angels flying by the downtown Cleveland skyline.  Here’s hoping that we’ve not seen the last of the Cleveland Air Show.

That’s Cleveland Baby!!!