Seasonal Special Happenings

Cleveland Air Show

When: Sat., Sept. 3 2011

With more "bangs" and "booms" than the Fourth of July, the Cleveland Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport is undeniably our loudest Labor Day tradition. And now a flame-emblazoned, jet-powered school bus is bumping up the volume. Reaching speeds of 367 miles per hour (move over, Bugatti), the School Time Jet Bus will be roaring along the runways beneath a sextet of Air Force Thunderbirds, a World War II P-51 Mustang, and a Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom. There's also a "Jelly Belly" stunt plane that lands on either the bed of a pick-up truck or the top of an RV — totally awesome either way. On the ground, get a lesson on green-powered airplane engines from NASA or see if you can conquer the Army's rock wall. Then take the kids over to one of the 50 static planes on display and snap a pic of them in the cockpit. "The air show is half the price of Cedar Point for a whole day of remarkable aviation," says spokeswoman Ann Gynn. Besides, those stunts put roller coasters to shame. Advance sale tix are $19 for adults and $12 for kids at area Discount Drug Marts; at the gate they'll cost an additional two bucks. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 today through Monday. — Barnes 1501 North Marginal Rd., 216-781-0747,

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