Cleveland 2008Back to Country
Date: 30 August - 01 September 2008
Static: 156117 CT-156 NFTC 80-0152/PA OA-10A 103rd FS PA ANG 70-0457 C-5A 89th AS AFRC 99-0166 C-17A 58th AS 89-9103 C-130H 757th AS AFRC 64-14840 KC-135R 121st ARW OH NG 91-0080/VN T-1A 71st FTW "5 FTS" 89-00149 CH-47D 3-238thAVN OH NG 163844 UC-12M NAS Norfolk 162020/E-56 TH-57C HT-18 162026/E-92 TH-57C HT-18 162035/E-71 TH-57C HT-18 162677/E-115 TH-57C HT-18 165088/A-109 T-45C VT-9 tiger mks 165090/A-111 T-45C TW-1 165461/A-118 T-45C TW-1 165621/A-190 T-45C TW-1 165639/B-285 T-45C TW-2 164909/DR-202 F/A-18C VMFA-312 164958/DR-203 F/A-18C VMFA-312 166391/MV-22 MV-22B VMX-22 N601NA S-3B NASA Glenn RC N608NA T-34C NASA Glenn RC N102KS Ce172S Kent State Univer. N137SR SR22GTS Cirrus Design N151TA T-51 Mustang private N2065P Schw. 269C-1 JW Helicopter N2130A Ce172S N2130a Inc N213CP SR22GTSx Cirrus Design N224X SNJ-4 AAHFM N271SR SR22 Cirrus Design N3193G B-17G Yankee Air Force * N343AM DA40 N343am Inc N373AM DA20-C1 N373am Inc N49TV Bell 206B Helicopters Inc N5110Y PA-28-181 Carpe Diem Av. N614TB Titan T-51 private N62769 PA-23-250 N62769 LLC N644KS PA-44-180 Kent State Univer. N729FX Ce208B Federal Express N745FD A300B4-622R Federal Express N761MH S-76A Metrohealth System N786BG PA-28R-201 Bowling Gr St Un N8081Q PA-34-220T MD Aviation N8162P SR22 SR2 Holdings N9774F Ce182S private The Flying Fortress was moved from the static to the flightlines during the day. AAHFM stands for American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum. Flightlines/Flying: 90-1794 C-130H 164th AS OH NG 85-01608 C-31A Golden Knights 164763 C-130T Blue Angels 163093/1, 163106/2 F/A-18A Blue Angels 161967/3, 162826/4 F/A-18A Blue Angels 163130/5, 162437/6 F/A-18A Blue Angels 161723/7 F/A-18B Blue Angels # 165797/AD-213 F/A-18F VFA-106 # 166460/AD-236 F/A-18F VFA-106 6582 HH-65C CGAS Traverse C. N129DH L-29 Red Alert N151W P-51D as 4511540/R-PE N203TV Bell 206B Helicopters Inc N260HP Challenger II Sean D Tucker N315JB TS-11 Corporate Aircraft N384RA Su-26M Team Sukhoi / Hi-te N49739 PT-17 John Mohr N540WS Edge 540 Bill Stein Aerosports N763MH S-76A Metrohealth System N772TA Extra 300/L Eric Tucker NX2146J BAC167 Dragon Aviation NX45NL F4U-5NL as 124692/NP-3 Only aircraft marked # did not fly (on Saturday). Flying only: 82-0021/EG F-15C 58th FS 88-0521/HL F-16C 4th FS N762MH S-76A Metrohealth System N764MH S-76A Metrohealth System The Eagle and the Viper demo flew out of nearby Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (OH). In 1981, a Thunderbird T-38 ingested a bird while departing the airport after the show. The plane crashed, killing the pilot. Since the accident, USAF demos have been avoiding Burke Lakefront. FBO ramps near static: 165629/A-107 T-45C VT-7 N14NM Beech E90 N14nm LLC N2268Y PA-30 private N258CA EMB-120RT Business a/c Gr N491AM Beech 400A Airmed International N6811G Ce150L Lloyd Aviation N718J TS-11 Corporate Aircraft N9896H Ce182R Turner Wortman Air During the show, the locally based Beechjet landed with an organ for transplantation at the nearby Cleveland Clinic. Inside FBO hangar: 202 TS-11 ex Polish AF Preserved near gate: 66-0284/1 F-4E ex Thunderbirds 153812/1 F-4J ex Blue Angels The author spent a week in Montreal for work and travelled a dog leg on the way home to be able to attend the show. The annual Cleveland National Air Show has a distinguished history dating back over 40 years and its roots are the National Air Races, held in Cleveland as far back as 1929. This report is based on the sightings of Saturday only. The weather was absolutely stunning, early morning low clouds disappeared rapidly, giving room for clear skies with unlimited visibility. The east-west runway (06L-24R) assured the sun was in the back during the fl ying programme. Special thanks to Cleveland National Air Show Promotions Coordinator, Ann M. Gynn.