Cleveland plans air show
by Paisley Boston
Aug 29, 2013 | 3735 views | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Clint Johnson will host a Runway Grand Opening Air Show on Oct. 17.

"The (Cleveland Board of Aldermen) met to finalize budget amendments and to consider various proposals," said City Manager Farae Wolfe, following Tuesday’s recessed board meeting.

One main topic up for discussion and approval was the funding for the Runway Grand Opening Air Show event.

The event has been approved but there are still a few "lose ends" that Johnson must tie-up before the event can take place, such as waiver approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

"In order to have an airshow, there are certain regulations," said Johnson.

The FAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, which has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation.

Johnson has not yet released the names of the participants in the air show.

"Its kind of an odd time to have an airshow, but these guys have a show every weekend and they are pretty much doing us a favor.

"It's going to be a short event, we only have a few acts," said Johnson.

Although the air show event was one of the topics for discussion, board members also went into an executive session to discuss approval of employee action recommendations and requests for budget amendments.