Vectren Dayton Air Show


Vectren Dayton Air Show
Vectren Dayton Air Show
Vectren Dayton Air Show

Thunderbirds at the 2009 Dayton Air Show

Host airport: Dayton International Airport
Location: Vandalia, Ohio
Country: United States
Held Annually, July
Attendance: 80,000 (2010)
Events static displays
aerobatic displays
Website: usats.org

The Vectren Dayton Air Show is an annual event at the Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, eight miles north of Dayton, Ohio. The history of flight exhibitions dating back to 1910 by the Wright Company. [1] The city is the home of the Wright Brothers and the true birthplace of aviation, as Orville and Wilbur built the first powered plane in Dayton. [2] The show's main sponsor is Vectren. The show is recognized as one of the country’s premier aviation events. The Air Show takes place on a weekend in mid-July each year and celebrates Dayton's aviation heritage.[3] It is estimated that the 2010 Dayton Air Show attracted nearly 80,000 people and had a $5 million impact on the Dayton region's local economy.[4]

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Performers and performances

The Dayton Air Show showcases some of the world's best known civilian and military pilots. One of which includes the Blue Angels[5] Other notable yearly performances include: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, and others.[6] Included with these are also various fly-overs by aircraft such as the F-18 Super Hornet, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, A-10 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, C-5 Galaxy, and more.[7] Along with performances, there are also more than 100 ground aircraft on display.[8]


The following is a list of all aircraft that have performed in the Dayton Air Show in 2009 and 2010. Please note that only the acts are listed, not static displays or other ground attractions.

2011* (performances as of 1/20/11)

2010[9]

2009[10]

C-17 fly-over at 2009 Dayton Air Show

2008

2007

US Air, Trade & Technology Conference and Exposition

The US Air Trade and Technology Conference and Exposition (USATT) was initiated by Congressman Mike Turner to bring together contractors, subcontractors, governments, and others to discuss issues pertaining to the Aerospace industry.[11] The program focuses on UAVs, human performance, sensors, and alternative fuels, among other things.[12] Although the (USATT) takes place during the Dayton Air Show, it is not open to the public.

Accidents

An accident during a stunt flight resulted in the death of Jim LeRoy, who was pronounced dead on July 28, 2007 in a military MEDEVAC helicopter while in transit to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.[13][14] [15] The reason of this crash was reported as pilot error by the NTSB.[16]

Notes

  1. ^ "Dayton Air Show viewed from the camera's eye" (web). Wilmington News Journal. 2008-02-26. http://www.wnewsj.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=156&ArticleID=163440&TM=29812.26. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Dayton Air Show; Dayton International Airport, July 29 - 30, 2006" (web). EVENT NEWS. NASA. 2006. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/Dayton_Air_Show.html. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Dayton Aviation Heritage" (web). United States Air and Trade Show. National Park Service. http://www.nps.gov/archive/daav/cul_aviationheritagelinks.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Dayton Air Show annual facts". 2010-10-11. http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2010/10/11/daily4.html?surround=lfn. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ (Manning:2007)
  6. ^ "Performers". http://www.daytonairshow.com/pages/02_performers/featuredPerformers.html. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Performers". http://www.daytonairshow.com/pages/02_performers/featuredPerformers.html. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  8. ^ "Static aircraft". http://www.daytonairshow.com/pages/02_performers/staticAircraft.html. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  9. ^ "2010 Performers and Performances". http://www.usats.org/pages/02_performers/featuredPerformers.html. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  10. ^ "2009 Performers and Performances". http://www.daytonairshow.com/2009/pages/02_performers/featuredPerformers.html. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  11. ^ "USATT". http://www.daytonairshow.com/pages/02_performers/default.html#1. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  12. ^ "USATT 2". http://www.daytonairshow.com/pages/02_performers/default.html#1. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  13. ^ Dayton Air Show Crash Kills Pilot - News Story - WHIO Dayton
  14. ^ Jim LeRoy Dies In Airshow Crash — Civil Aviation Forum | Airliners.net
  15. ^ Coroner: Pilot Died Instantly - News Story - WHIO Dayton
  16. ^ Nolan, John (June 20, 2008). "Federal inquiry cites pilot error in fatal Dayton Air Show crash" (web). airportbusiness.com. http://www.airportbusiness.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=20661. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 

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