USMC Harrier joins Air Show lineup

AV-8B Harrier jet
A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet makes a vertical landing on the deck of the British strike carrier HMS Illustrious during joint exercises off the coast of Cherry Point, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2007. The exercise is the largest embarkation of Marine Corps Harriers on a foreign-based warship. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Marines will be landing at the 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier will show off its gravity-defying vertical flight capability, Air Show official announced Thursday.

“Given the reduced military performance in air shows this year, we are thrilled to present the Marine Corps’ Harrier flight demonstration in addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels,” said Michael Emoff, chairman of the United States Air and Trade Show. “The selection process was extremely competitive. Our event was chosen as one of only eight sites to receive a Harrier demonstration.”

In Dayton, the Harrier will show why it’s nicknamed the “Jump Jet” as it blasts its jet exhaust straight down for a vertical landing.

Dayton is one of only eight air shows selected for the ‘Jump Jet’ demonstration.

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is scheduled for June 28 and 29 at Dayton International Airport. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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