Saturday’s lineup of feature acts included: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
3:35 p.m. U.S. Navy Blue Angels
The iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly six F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in a tightly choreographed, high-energy demonstration. The F-18 generators of their aircraft are made by GE Aviation in Vandalia.
The Blue Angels are performing right now at the #DaytonAirShow pic.twitter.com/1L6NBMejyx— James Buechele (@JBuecheleWHIO) June 23, 2018
And they're taxiing. @BlueAngels @daytondailynews @DaytonAirShow pic.twitter.com/DTUoT7psoS— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 23, 2018
The @BlueAngels are getting ready for take off. @DAY_IntlAirport @daytondailynews @whiotv pic.twitter.com/wNzFhg6Mlc— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 23, 2018
2:55 p.m. Jet Waco
The Jack Link’s Beef Jerky “Screamin’ Sasquatch” Jet Waco is a highly modified 1929 Taperwing Waco that can fly vertically and has a loud roar to please the crowds.
2:40 p.m. Tora, Tora, Tora
This is the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
Spectators hop to their feet to watch the dramatic TORA! TORA! TORA! performance at @daytonairshow. @daytondailynews @whiotv pic.twitter.com/a3PT9UI4TV— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 23, 2018
2:30 p.m. CareFlight Dedication
CareFlight, the air-medical transport service, is celebrating 35 years of service by participating in the air show.
2:15 p.m. Heritage Flight
2 p.m. U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
This is a rare appearance in Dayton of the world’s most formidable stealth fighter, which can reach supersonic airspeeds of Mach 1.5 without using the afterburner.
1:47 p.m. Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker, who flies the Oracle biplane, is one of the world’s best aviators, is recognized as one of the Living Legends of Flight. Did you know he learned to fly to conquer a fear of flying? He serves as chairman of the Young Eagles Program and works with at-risk children through the Every Kid Can Fly program. He also offers the Sean D. Tucker Young Eagles Essay contest for a chance to win a flight with him ahead of the air show.
1:30 p.m. Redline Airshows
The Cincinnati-based aerobatic team returns to the Dayton skies with their formation flying.
1:20 p.m. B-17 Movie Memphis Belle
The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress World War II heavy bomber.
1 p.m.: Vicky Benzing
The accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer and air racer brings her high-energy and action-packed routine to Dayton for the first time.
Vicky Benzing performs for her first time at @DaytonAirShow. https://t.co/gHALfq2X4q pic.twitter.com/3qMxHfmVHl— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 23, 2018
12:30 p.m.: U.S. Army Golden Knights
The Golden Knights paratroopers, formed in 1959, last appeared in Dayton in 2015. They thrill spectators with intricate canopy work along with their etreme-precision skydiving formations and landings.
PHOTOS: 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show kicks off
12:24 p.m.: P-51C Red Tail Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” - Watch Here
The aircraft inspires spectators in the air as well as on the ground.
Noon: Redline Tease
The Cincinnati-based aerobatic team gives a hint of its performance to come.
Cincinnati-based Redline gives us a tease. I flew with these guys two years ago. ✈️✈️ @daytondailynews @DaytonAirShow pic.twitter.com/yz2vkiGzXf— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 23, 2018
Gates are open for today’s 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Gates close at 6 p.m., and will be open again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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