Military static aircraft displays and flybys are back at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger
January 27, 2016
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January 27, 2016
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Military static aircraft displays and flybys are back at the
Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger
Dayton, Ohio – There will be plenty of military aircraft and crews to see at the 2016 Vectren Dayton Air
Show Presented by Kroger on June 18th and 19th at the Dayton International Airport. Air show officials
announced today the U.S. Navy has lifted all restrictions on aircraft participation and the U.S. Air Force
has doubled participation levels and will once again be performing flybys.
Military participation at air shows was suspended in 2013 as a result of federal sequestration. Jet teams
and a few aircraft were added in the past two years. Today's announcement will bring significantly more
military aircraft back to the show for spectator enjoyment.
International Airport · 3800 Wright Drive · Vandalia, OH 45377-1004 · Phone: 937-898-5901 · Fax: 937-898-5121 · www.daytonairshow.com
“Military aircraft ground displays and flybys are enormously popular attractions for our air show,” stated Michael Emoff, Chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees. “Their return is big news and our fans are going to be absolutely thrilled,” Emoff added.
Air show officials will announce the types of aircraft that will appear on static display and flyby in the spring once confirmations are made with the individual military units providing the aircraft. The return of the aircraft will also mean many more active duty military crew members will be on site, a popular element of the show for attendees.
2016 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger tickets are now on sale at the show’s web site, www.daytonairshow.com. For the first time this year, customers will enjoy new print-at-home or print-to- mobile options available for web site purchases.
Beginning May 9th, 2016, customers can conveniently purchase discount general admission tickets at area Kroger stores. This Kroger exclusive offers $3.00 off adult and children tickets at over 100 Kroger stores in the Dayton-Cincinnati region. Kroger discount tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit the show’s website for further information.
Founded in 1975, the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger is one of North America’s premier air shows. It features world-class aerobatic champions, military jet demonstrations and entertainment for the whole family, celebrating Dayton’s rich aviation heritage as home of the Wright Brothers, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and National Aviation Heritage Area. It is produced by the United States Air and Trade Show, Inc., a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit Ohio corporation that relies on sponsorship and community support to offset costs. The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the show adds $3.2 million to the region’s economy every year.