Navy Leap Frogs jump from a Blue Angels C-130 Hercules aircraft. (Contributed photo)

U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute team to perform at air show

Air Show officials have announced the addition of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs to the 2020 Vectren Dayton Air Show. The elite Navy parachute team will join the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The 46th annual show, will be June 27-28 at the Dayton International Airport.

Last appearing at Dayton in 2016, the Leap Frogs are the parachute demonstration team of the U.S. Navy. It consists of active-duty personnel drawn from Naval Special Warfare, including Navy SEALS and special warfare combatant-craft crewmen.

The Leap Frogs, known for their aggressive style of jumping, will thrill spectators with their precision aerial maneuvers with free fall speeds up to 180 miles per hour. After performances, the Leap Frogs will go into the crowd and sign autographs and answer questions about what it’s like to be a Navy SEAL or SWCC. The 15-member team will travel to Dayton from their Naval Base in San Diego, California.

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“The addition of the Leap Frogs is one more example of the incredible show we have in 2020,” said Scott Buchanan, chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees. “Dayton is proud to host an impressive lineup of naval assets. Truly an event that the entire family will enjoy.”

The Navy Leap Frogs joins the 2020 lineup headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II. Also appearing will be Tora! Tora! Tora!, an eight-plane emotional reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor complete with pyrotechnics, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Redline Airshows and Kevin Coleman aerobatics.

Air show officials indicate additional attractions to the 2020 show will be announced in the months ahead.

2020 tickets are on sale at the show’s website: www.daytonairshow.com.

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