Some 40,000 people attended the 41st annual Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger, show organizers announced Monday, June 22.
Rainy weather kept show attendance below normal, but those who went saw both jet teams fly Saturday, and the full show took place Sunday under friendly skies.
Despite the wet conditions, thousands attended the show to see some of the world’s top aerobatic performers, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Breitling Jet Team from France, F/A-18F Super Hornet, the legendary Sean D. Tucker and others. The show also offered static aircraft displays and ground activities.
“We are pleased with the number of people that attended despite the rain,” said Michael Emoff, Chairman of the United States Air and Trade Show Board of Trustees, producers of the event. “Our thanks to the fans, volunteers and sponsors for their support of the show year after year.”
NAHA supported the show by producing Aerospace Adventures, a program designed to spark kids’ interest in the educational fields known as STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NAHA partners and other community organizations provided the activities. The air show is also a NAHA partner.
Plans are already underway for the 2016 show which will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on June 18 and 19. Visit daytonairshow.com for updates and further information.
See more air show photos on NAHA’s Facebook page.