Wing of Blue skydiving team added to Dayton air show

The opening act of the Vectren Dayton Air Show was announced Tuesday.
USAF Academy Wing of Blue skydiving team at Dayton Air Show. (Photo/Vectren Dayton Air Show)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The opening act of the Vectren Dayton Air Show was announced Tuesday.

The Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Skydiving Team, will decend from the sky with the U.S. flag during the singing of the National Anthem at the opening ceremony June 28.

The team will also perform a precision parachuting demonstration each day joining the Navy Blue Angels and the Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet.

The Wings of Blue cadets make about 19,000 jumps a year for instruction and training.  A Carroll High School graduate will perform with the team. Cadet Cameron Potts is a 2011 graduate.

“We’re especially pleased that one current team member is a hometown cadet,” said Michael Emoff, chairman of the United States Air and Trade Show Inc., the air show’s nonprofit producer. Cameron says he was inspired to serve by his grandfathers and visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the air show.

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is June 28 and 29 at Dayton International Airport.

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