Announcing the Cleveland National Air Show Young Eagles Essay contest.




One Lucky Child to Soar with Air Show Legend Sean D. Tucker

The Cleveland National Airshow and Discount Drug Mart Launch Young Eagles Flight Essay Contest in Conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association

CLEVELAND, OH (July 10, 2017)— The Cleveland National Air Show and Discount Drug Mart, in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), will provide the opportunity of a lifetime for a lucky child. The EAA Young Eagles Flight Essay Contest will award one child a Young Eagles Flight with aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker.

Entrants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years of age, and must compose an essay between 100 and 300 words based on one of the following themes: “What I imagine my first airplane ride will be like” or “What this flight will mean to me.” The winner will receive one Young Eagles Flight with Sean D. Tucker on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in an aircraft at Burke Lakefront Airport, as well as four VIP tickets and one parking pass to the Saturday, September 2, 2017 Cleveland National Air Show. All entries must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017. The winner will be selected from all qualified entries by a Discount Drug Mart/Cleveland National Air Show essay review team and will be notified on or after August 8th. To submit an entry, and for complete contest rules/regulations, please visit

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is an international organization of aviation enthusiasts with over 200,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. EAA encourages and supports recreational aviation. Founded in 1992, EAA’s Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire children in the world of aviation. The Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million children with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots.

Sean D. Tucker, one of the world’s premier aerobatic pilots, is the current EAA Young Eagles Chairman and appearing at the 2017 Cleveland National Air Show. Sean is providing the opportunity for one lucky child to take a Young Eagles flight with him.
The 2017 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and will take place Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2, 3 & 4) at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland. Please visit for act information and to purchase tickets.

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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 and making it one of the region’s largest annual events. It is produced by Cleveland National Air Show, Inc. a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit Ohio corporation that relies on sponsorship and community support to offset the costs of producing the event. The Air Show has an annual economic impact of $7.1 million+ on the City of Cleveland.
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