Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dayton Air Show book authors schedule appearances

NEWS - Orange Frazer Press
Contact: Sarah Hawley, Marketing 937.382.3196

July 1, 2008 — DAYTON, Ohio —Dayton air show fans can meet the authors of a new book about the air show at a series of book discussions that begin next week, including one with National Aviation Hall of Fame nominee Sean D. Tucker.

The Dayton Air Show: A Photographic Celebration spans more than two decades of the Dayton region’s biggest annual aviation event, with more than 200 color photographs by Ty Greenlees and text by Timothy R. Gaffney. Tucker, an air show superstar who has flown in many Dayton shows, wrote the foreword to the book and is featured on its cover.

• Greenlees and Gaffney will discuss their book on Wednesday, July 9, at 5 p.m. in the Vandalia Kroger Store, 780 Northwoods Blvd. Kroger is selling the book in its stores.

• Tucker will join them for their next discussion on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. in Books and Company at The Greene, 4453 Walnut St. in Beavercreek.

• On Saturday, Aug. 16, Greenlees and Gaffney will appear at 1 p.m. at the Dayton Metro Library’s Main Library, 215 E. Third St.

Orange Frazer Press, the publisher, released the book in time for the 2008 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger, coming up at Dayton International Airport on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, and the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in the Dayton Convention Center on Saturday, July 19. Tucker will fly in the air show and be inducted in the hall of fame at its enshrinement ceremony.

Books are available now in Kroger stores, Books and Co., and other bookstores. It will also be available at the air show’s merchandise booth during the show. In addition, books may be ordered online at

Greenlees and Gaffney have been air show fans since childhood. They covered the air show together for the Dayton Daily News from 1985 through 2006. Greenlees is the newspaper’s primary aviation photographer; Gaffney was its aviation writer from 1985 until his retirement at the end of 2006. After leaving the paper, he became an air show trustee.

A free website offers previews of sample pages, bonus photo galleries, a blog, and a video produced by Greenlees. It’s at
Quick facts:

Title: The Dayton Air Show: A Photographic Celebration
Cover: Soft cover with end flaps
Format: 10 x 8 coffee table format
Pages: 152 pages, full color
ISBN: 978-1933197-456
Retail price: $24.95

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