Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two Show Favorites U.S. Army Golden Knights - Sean Tucker Added to 2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show Lineup

Dayton, Ohio – Vectren Dayton Air Show officials announced today the addition of two dynamic performers to the 2011 show, which will be held on July 23rd and 24th. The Golden Knights, the elite U.S. Army Parachute Team, and award-winning pilot extraordinaire, Sean D. Tucker, will perform at the 37th annual Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger.  The premier summer event occurs  at the Dayton International Airport.

Last appearing at Dayton in 2009, the Golden Knights inspire audiences of all ages with their  patriotism and exciting maneuvers.  Formed in 1959, the Golden Knights are the Army’s official demonstration team.  Members are drawn from US Army paratroopers who have demonstrated excellence in parachuting skills.  They will thrill spectators with their intricate canopy work along with skydiving formations and landings that require extreme precision.  Hailing from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, these Ambassadors of the Army represent the skill and professionalism of U.S. soldiers serving all over the world.

More than 80 million people have witnessed the hard-charging and highly-entertaining aerobatic maneuvers of air show legend, Sean D. Tucker.  Spectators at the 2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show are sure to be impressed as Sean puts his Oracle Challenger bi-plane through a rigorous performance, requiring practice three times daily.  The 2008 National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Sean D. Tucker sets the standard of aerobatic excellence with the passion and perfection he brings to every show.

“We’re thrilled with these additions to our show,” said Michael Emoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show Board of Trustees, producers of the show.  “These exciting attractions together with those announced in December are the beginning of what will be an awesome show.  What’s even better is that we will add more terrific features in the coming months,” Emoff added.

Announced in December, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger on July 23rd and 24th.  Also previously announced are first time appearances by the Red Bull Helicopter flown by Chuck Aaron along with industry first, an all-women wing walking routine featuring pilot Melissa Pemberton and Carol Pilon.  Rounding out the line-up will be crowd favorite, Tora Tora Tora, an eight-plane emotional reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor complete with pyrotechnics. 

A variety of ticket packages are on sale through the show’s web site,  Popular areas such as the Blue Sky Chalet and LaRosa’s Pavilion are sure to be sell outs.  Visit the show’s website for further information. 

Beginning June 6th, 2011, Kroger will be exclusively offering $3.00 off adult and children tickets. 
This offer will be conveniently available at over 100 Kroger stores in the Dayton-Cincinnati region.  Kroger discount tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday admission.
Founded in 1975, the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger is one of America’s premier air shows.  The Air Show showcases world-class aerobatic champions, military jet demonstrations and entertainment for the whole family celebrating Dayton’s aviation heritage as home of the Wright Brothers, National Museum of the US Air Force and Wright-Patterson AFB.  For more information, visit

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