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Vectren Dayton Air Show 2020

One of the leading air shows in the U.S.

Vectren Dayton Air Show in Ohio 2020 - Best Time
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The Vectren Dayton Air Show is Dayton's favourite summer party that takes place at the Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, in just about 12 km (8 mi) north of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton​ has a rich aviation heritage, as it was the hometown of the Wright brothers who founded Wright Company back in 1910. Also, the first powered plane was built here. No wonder, Dayton Air Show has become one of the most significant in the country. It attracts about 80,000 attendees.

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II and a vintage P-51 Mustang take part in a heritage flight over Dayton International Airport during the Vectren Dayton Air Show 2020
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II and a vintage P-51 Mustang take part in a heritage flight over Dayton International Airport during the Vectren Dayton Air Show

The show has featured most famous air acrobatic teams like the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Red Bull Air Force, Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff along with other fantastic performers, aircraft displays, and entertainment. Unique aircraft like the F-18 Super Hornet, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, A-10 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, C-5 Galaxy, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, U.S. Air Force KC-10, and others have been presented at the show.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Dayton 2020
U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Dayton

Ground entertainment includes special displays presented by current servicemen and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, souvenir stalls, as well as vendors selling food and beverages. Vectren Kids’ Hangar offers free activities for kids—face painting, giant sandboxes, crafts, a backyard gym, and much more.

Vectren Dayton Air Show in Ohio - Best Season 2020