Labor Day weekend visitors drawn to the Cleveland National Air Show

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland National Air Show is underway at Burke Lakefront Airport this weekend.

Jets can be seen and heard buzzing around downtown Cleveland from miles away.

An economic impact analysis suggests that Labor Day weekend visitors will spend more than $7.1 million annually in the Greater Cleveland area as a result of the Labor Day Weekend Cleveland National Air Show.

The 2012 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Sept. 1, 2 and 3.

The Cleveland National Air Show has been Northeast Ohio's Labor Day Weekend tradition since 1964, attracting 60,000 to 100,000 visitors to Burke Lakefront Airport, making it one of the region's largest annual events.

The Air Show provides six hours of action-packed flying, special exhibits, 50-plus aircraft on display and more. Fans can tour unique aircraft, help pack a parachute, get a picture with a pilot or just enjoy the day-long festival of flying, food and outdoor fun.

Advance general admission tickets are $19 for adults, $12 for children ages 6-11 ($2 more at the gate) and free for children 5 and younger.

Advance Box Seat tickets are $30 per person.

 For more information, visit www.clevelandairshow.com or call (216) 781-0747.

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