Monday, July 9, 2012

Blue Angels Rock Dayton!

Thousands Attend the 38th Annual Show

Dayton, Ohio – An estimated 47,000 people attended the 38th annual Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger held at the Dayton International Airport this weekend.  Preliminary estimates indicate show attendance was down 38% as a result of the hot weather that dominated the region in recent weeks. 

Despite the weather, thousands attended the show to see some of the top aerobatic performers in the world – headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron.  The show also had a wide range of aircraft displays and ground activities on hand for spectators to enjoy. 

“The 2012 show lineup was simply awesome.  We are pleased with the number of people that attended given the abnormally high temperatures,” stated Michael Emoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show Board of Trustees, producers of the event.  “Our thanks go out to the dedicated spectators, sponsors and volunteers for their support of the show again this year.”

Plans are already underway for the 2013 show planned for July next year.  The actual show dates won't be available until later this year when military jet team schedules are finalized.  The popular Chalet and Chairman’s Club programs are now on sale.  Soon additional information on the 2013 show and ticketing will be available for viewing at  

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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