Vectren Dayton Air Show ready to rock with jets and warbirds

DAYTON, Ohio — Fasten your seat belts, airshow fans: Dayton’s biggest aviation extravaganza is ready for takeoff.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, one of America’s premier military jet teams, will fly each day on June 28-29 in the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger at Dayton International Airport.

Joining the Blue Angels will be the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier “Jump Jet,” the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute team and the U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dolphin search-and-rescue demonstration. Warbird acts include the F-86 Sabre jet warbird, a P-51D Mustang and a rare F4U-5 Corsair.

Airshow legends Sean D. Tucker and Patty Wagstaff will also fly. The North American AeroShell Aerobatic Team will add to the action with its four-ship formation of T-6 warbirds. The Shockwave jet truck will bring a spectacle of smoke, fire and jet-speed drag racing on the airport runway. The one-of-a-kind Wright “B” Flyer, a flying lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, will remind spectators that all this airpower had its roots in Wilbur and Orville’s bicycle shop in Dayton.

Ticket prices remain unchanged from 2013. Tickets can be purchased through the show website at DaytonAirshow.com.

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  1. SBarnett says:

    Unfortunately we’ll be ending our 14-year attendance streak and will be staying away this year. After two fatal crashes in our time, our kids are scared of airshows and airplanes and will not go anywhere near the show. Of course accidents being just that, it’s nothing management can control, but still….

    Very unfortunate, particularly since the show has been in steady decline in attendance and acts since 2003.

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