World class acts take to the skies for air show

Vectren Dayton Air Show. (WDTN Photo/Rob Sneed)
Vectren Dayton Air Show. (WDTN Photo/Rob Sneed)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — World class acts are taking to the skies at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show presented by Kroger.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier, the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute team, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dolphin search-and-rescue demonstration are showing off their best tricks this weekend.

Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, the North American AeroShell Aerobatic Team also will soar in the skies performing daring feats

Wright Patterson’s Air Force Base Materiel Commander General Janet Wolfenbarger kicked off the show Saturday afternoon  taking part in the opening ceremonies. The 1976 Beavercreek graduate heads a major Air Force command with a $60 billion budget and more than 80,000 people nationwide.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Vandalia Mayor Arlene Setzer, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio President Colleen Ryan, Kroger District Manager Clint Rose, and Chair of the U.S. Air and Trade Show Board of Trustees Michael Emoff are among the notable people who attended the air show kick off.

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is presented by Kroger and was founded in 1975. Tickets are available by clicking here. The Greater Dayton RTA will provide continuous shuttle service form the National Museum of the Air Force to the show’s main gate for $3 per round trip. Hourly shuttle service also is available from Wright Stop Plaza in downtown Dayton. The regular RTA fare structure applies from downtown. Express shuttle service will run between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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