Wednesday, August 14, 2013

National Aviation Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff to fly 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger

...40th annual show set to takeoff June 28th and 29th

Dayton, Ohio – Hollywood stunt pilot and three-time U.S. aerobatic champion, Patty Wagstaff, will perform at the 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger.  Air show officials announced today that the 2014 show is set to takeoff on June 28th and 29th at the Dayton International Airport.  2014 marks the 40th consecutive year for the show, a premier summer event in Dayton.

Vectren Dayton Air Show officials have been busy planning the 2014 show.  Dayton is scheduled for an appearance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on the June 28 and 29 dates, but the Blue Angels and all other military participation in air shows were cancelled in 2013 due to sequestration.  It is uncertain if and when military support will be restored for the 2014 air show season.

"The June show dates position us well to attract top aviation talent, and we are thrilled Patty will join us on those dates," stated Michael Emoff, Chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees, producers of the event.  “There is considerable uncertainty whether the military will return in 2014, but as show fans have experienced firsthand, the Birthplace of Aviation – Dayton, Ohio – will have an amazing air show regardless,” Emoff added.

With her aggressive, low-level, high-intensity aerobatic routine, Patty Wagstaff is certain to thrill Vectren Dayton Air Show enthusiasts.  A 2004 National Hall of Fame enshrinee, she sets the standard for precise and complex unlimited hard-core aerobatics.  Having trained with the Russian Aerobatic Team, Patty has flown air shows and competitions all over the world and is considered one of the top aerobatic pilots on the air show circuit – male or female.  One of her tricked-out planes, an Extra 260, is hanging inverted at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  Patty last flew at Dayton in 2009.

 Show officials are in the process of booking other attractions for the 2014 show and promise an exciting lineup that will thrill young and old alike.   Details on the lineup will be made available when finalized and announced on the show’s website
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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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