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Blue Angels wow Labor Day crowd at Cleveland National Air Show

September 4, 2018

Blue Angels wow Labor Day crowd at Cleveland National Air Show

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The skies threatened and a light rain fell, but the weather cooperated for the most part and the final day of the 2018 Cleveland National Air Show went off without a hitch.

As in past years, the show ended with a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The six F/A-18 Hornets performed their aerobatic magic to close out the holiday weekend.

The show also marked the final appearance of Sean D. Tucker as a solo performer. Tucker’s Oracle Challenger III will be retired and put on display at an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to open in 2021.

Tucker, who was named one of 25 Living Legends of Flight by the museum in 2003, paired with John De Gennaro to fly in aerobatic tandem during the playing of the National Anthem.

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