CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland National Air Show is looking for a hometown hero who will be selected for a ride aboard an Air Force Thunderbird jet, the first time in the event’s history that such an offer has been made.
The show began taking online nominations of northeast Ohio residents Wednesday and will continue through June 17. Elected and appointed officials, media representatives and convicted felons are ineligible.
The air show says it’s looking for a hometown hero such as a person who has saved a life, a community volunteer or a teacher.
The person selected must meet Air Force requirements for a Thunderbird F-16 practice flight just before the air show Labor Day weekend.