Air show soars into Dayton

Blue Angels (Photo WDTN/Josh Ames)
Blue Angels (Photo WDTN/Josh Ames)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The American flag soars through the sky to begin the 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Stunts that would make your stomach drop soon followed giving the crowd a lot to cheer.

But with everyone’s head tilted towards the sky, the threat of rained loomed over the event.

The kind that can bring enough rain to keep certain airplanes on the ground.

Well, we brought the umbrella because we just knew that it was either going to be hot and we needed it or we were going to get rained on,” said Toby Cuddy.

No more than a light drizzle fell on the audience, however. Every air show act on the ticket was able to perform.

The overcast day ended up being a huge relief to the people who would have been baking in the sun.

They remember air shows in previous years during swelterning heat.

“It was God awful hot,” said Matthew Moldthon. “It was like 90 something degrees and like two clouds in the sky. So it was blistering.”

Before the close of Saturday’s events, the final act took to the air.

After sequestration cut military acts from air shows everywhere last year, the Blue Angels returned to form in Dayton

“I’ve never seen them before, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about them,” said Cuddy.

The Vectren Dayton Air Show continues Sunday at the 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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