The 2016 Vectren Dayton Air Show is taking flight at the Dayton International Airport this weekend, featuring performances by the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, Sean D. Tucker, Tora, Tora, Tora!, and others.
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The gates opened at 9 a.m. today and performances started shortly after noon.
The Wright B Flyer, Navy Leapfrogs and Patty Wagstaff launched day two of the performances at the Vectren Dayton Air Show at Dayton International Airport.
Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet was put through its paces and the Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter followed.
Stephen Jacobson was one of two pilots who flew the historic DC-3 Flagship Detroit for a ground display.
“This is flying like it used to be,” he said. “This is really the cat’s meow.”
Jim Dedden Sr., 53, came with his son, Jim Jr. , 29, to the Dayton Air Show.
“We want to see the Raptor fly,” said Jim Sr., of Georgetown, Ky. “He’s never seen it and I have. Pretty incredible.”
Jim Jr., of Dayton, prepared for the pilgrimage by reading “a lot” about the stealth jet.
Today’s temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80s so if you’re headed out to the air show, be sure to stay hydrated and cool.
Be prepared to have lawnchair bags, purses, strollers and other items checked by the security staff, who are wearing bright yellow event staff shirts at the gates.
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