Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hometown Service Members Scheduled to Fly at 2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show

More Than 20 Locals Return to Appear at Show

Dayton, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other performers will be roaring into Dayton this week but for some of the performers the trip to Dayton will be extra special because they will be in front of the hometown crowd. More than 20 pilots or crew members with local ties will be participating in the 2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger. The show takes to the skies July 23rd and 24th at the Dayton International Airport. Local connections include:

2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show
Local Connections

Demonstration Pilots/Crews

* SrA Eldrin Davidson (Crew Chief) /  A-10 Thunderbolt  / Toledo, OH
* MSgt Steve Glick (Team Chief)  / A-10 Thunderbolt / Cleveland, OH
* SSgt Kenny Marthey (Crew Chief) / A-10 Thunderbolt  / Navarre, OH

Static Display Pilots/Crews

* 1Lt Jake Allen  /  KC-135 Stratotanker / Columbus, OH
* Lt Chris Cook (Pilot) /  C-2 Cod / Cleveland, OH
* TSgt Bob Cox  /  KC-135 Stratotanker / Columbus, OH
* TSgt Tom Dailey  /  KC-135 Stratotanker /  Columbus, OH
* SrA AJ Derryberry  /  KC-135 Stratotanker /  Columbus, OH
* TSgt Brian Fleming /  KC-135 Stratotanker / Columbus, OH
* LCDR Chad George (Pilot) / P-3 / Kokomo, IN
* Maj Chad “Stitch” Holesko (Pilot) / Ohio ANG F-16 / Springfield, OH
* Capt Philip “Joker” Jackson (Pilot) / F-16 Aggressor / Worthington, OH
* A1C Dustin Midkiff (Crew) /  OC-135 Open Skies
* LCpl Shaun Ott /  CH-46E Sea Knight
* Capt Kurt Ruen /  KC-135 Stratotanker /  Columbus, OH
* Capt Mark Ruther (Pilot) /  T-1A Jayhawk / St. Xavier grad
* LtCol Tom "Maniac" Schulte (Pilot) / T-38C Talon / Dublin, OH
* ENS Mike Smallwood (Pilot) /  T-45 Goshawk /  Columbus, OH
* Sgt Cory Stieber /  CH-46E Sea Knight
* Capt Nick “Waldo” Zetocha (Pilot) / Ohio ANG F-16 / Toledo, OH

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 37th annual Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger on July 23rd and 24th. In addition to the Thunderbirds, the show will also feature the US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt, Tora Tora Tora, the US Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the Red Bull Helicopter, Tombstone Riders All-Women Wing Walking and Sean D. Tucker.

Get discount general admission tickets now for the Saturday or Sunday show at more than 100 Kroger stores in the Dayton-Cincinnati region. Specialty seating options including the popular Blue Sky Chalet and LaRosa’s Pavilion are available through the show’s web site, www.daytonairshow.com.

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