Dayton Air Show announces 2017 attractions
DAYTON, Ohio (WRGT) -- Three attractions have been added to the lineup for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The US Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the show. Other top attractions will be aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker, the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team and a Vought F4U Corsair.
This 43rd annual show is scheduled for June 24-25 at the Dayton International Airport.
An air show announcement said Tucker has been a crowd favorite at previous shows in Dayton.
"Spectators at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show will watch in amazement as Sean puts his 400-horsepower Oracle Challenger biplane through a rigorous performance so intense it requires him to practice three times daily," the statement reads.
The Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team will open the 2017 show with a jump during the national anthem, while descending with a 60-foot American flag. The six-woman team will also perform later in the show. The Misty Blues last performed in Dayton in 2012.
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair will perform a tactical demonstration, showing off its aerial combat capabilities.
"The Corsair played a major role as a U.S. WWII frontline combat aircraft," an air show statement reads. "The F4U became well-known as the fighter of the famed Black Sheep squadron in the Pacific theatre. It’s distinctive “gull wing” and huge propeller with a 2,100-horsepower Pratt-Whitney radial engine behind it makes the Corsair a favorite among aviators and air show fans."
Air show organizers also announced that the US Navy Blue Angels area scheduled to perform during the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show, presented by Kroger.
Tickets for this year's show are now on sale at https://www.daytonairshow.com/