Bengals linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) takes a break from drills during the opening day of Bengals training camp, Friday, July 31, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF FILE PHOTO

A.J. Hawk to soar with Thunderbirds at Dayton Air Show, organizers say

Hawk is set to take-off with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on a “VIP flight” when the famed jet team arrives for the Vectren Dayton Air Show later this month, according to air show organizers.

The announcement was made Tuesday.

RELATED: Centerville’s A.J. Hawk set to retire from NFL

The former Ohio State University All-American standout played for nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and a season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He announced his retirement in January after playing one game with the Atlanta Falcons last season, archives show.

Hawk was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2005 and selected for the Lombardi Award.

RELATED: Thunderbirds perform at Dayton Air Show in 2015

The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will fly six F-16 Fighting Falcon jets in acrobatic formations at about three dozen locations this season across the country.

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