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2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show Draws Large Crowd

VANDALIA -- Planes filled the sky for the 40th year of the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The crowds have been waiting to see some of the acts that they couldn't see last year because of Sequestration.

Some of the highlights of Saturday's show include the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier "Jump Jet.

Fans watched it take off and land straight up and down like a helicopter and then see it pull a 360 turn mid air.

We also saw the Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team, which included a local cadet. Cameron Potts graduated from Carroll High School in 2011 and performed in front of his home crowd for the first time.

But It was obvious with everyone we spoke with the best act of the day.

"That was exciting and very inspiring. We really enjoyed the Blue Angels," said Grace Paul who was visiting from Columbus.

"Definitely unexpected," said  Lyndsee Cooper who was visiting from Indianapolis. "They flew over us and came in from behind and you didn't even hear them coming."

Cooper and her mom say they definitely got there money's worth.

"She has a thing for pilots," said her mom Jody.

The blue angels fly six planes 18 inches from each other with perfect precision.

"You think they're going to hit each other and then they go off," said Jody.

"The way they can fly in formation and stay so close," said Ben Davidson who traveled from Aurora, Indiana. "And the precision they fly with."

"The professionalism, the position and how amazing it was. I am very proud," said Paul.

Stunt pilots Sean D. Tucker and Patty Wagstaff also had routines that rocked the crowds.

If you missed it, or if you just want to see it again, the gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday's  show wrapped up around 4:00 pm.

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