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Cleveland National Air Show

Cleveland National Air Show Monument

The Cleveland National Air Show was established in 1964 and is the successor to the Cleveland National Air Races, which took place in Cleveland from 1929 to 1949. The air races represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland's newly constructed Municipal Airport, the world's largest airport at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The air races attracted the best flyers of the time, including James Doolittle, Wiley Post, Tex Rankin, Frank Hawks, Jimmie Wedell, Roscoe Turner, and others from the pioneer age of aviation.