VANDALIA – There will be plenty of military aircraft and crews to see at the 2016 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger on June 18-19 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. The move will bring significantly more military aircraft back to the show for spectator enjoyment.
“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-tomobile options available for web site purchases.
Beginning May 9, 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.