The Vectren Dayton Air Show has pushed ahead without the crowd-drawing act of the Air Force Thunderbirds and — for the first time ever — no official military support, but the potential attendance and economic impact of the loss isn’t known yet.
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Air Show attendance
The Vectren Dayton Air Show has had major fluctuations in attendance in recent years. Here’s a look at attendance figures:
2012: 47,000 (Extreme heat at July show)
2009: 80,000 (Thunderbirds and Brazilian teams perform)
2008: 57,000 (No jet team)
SOURCE: Dayton Air Show
Our reporters have been covering the Defense budget cuts and the impact on the Dayton Air Show for months. We will have complete coverage of the show all weekend in the newspaper.
Pick up Friday’s Dayton Daily News for a preview of the Air Show with all the info you need. Also, get details on the acts, how to go information and more online at DaytonDailyNews.com/airshow
How To Go:
What: Vectren Dayton Air Show
Where: Dayton International Airport, 3800 Wright Drive. From Interstate 70, exit at Airport Access Road (Exit 32) and follow the signs. From Interstate 75, exit at Northwoods Boulevard (Exit 64) and follow the signs. On-site parking is available. Specially designated parking areas exist for motor homes, recreational vehicles, campers and motorcycles. These motorists will be routed off North Dixie Drive near Skyview Drive and Vandalia Fire Station No. 1 in the parking area. The Greater Dayton RTA will have express buses operating during the two-day event from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Shuttle runs from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the University of Dayton Arena Parking lot A. The shuttle service is $3 round trip. Children ages 5 and younger ride free.
When: June 22 and June 23. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. both days
More Info: We’ll publish the Air Show schedule in Friday’s Active Dayton. Also, get more details on the show, video and more at DaytonDailyNews.com/airshow