Dayton Air Show kicks off 44th year

The Vectren Dayton Air Show kicked-off Saturday morning for the 44th year.

>>PHOTOS: Spectators begin gathering for Vectren Dayton Air Show 

At the event, several acts such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, civilian performers, a jet truck and more will perform high-flying stunts.

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One act told us what the crowd can expect.

“I’ll accelerate to about 100 miles an hour, rotate the nozzles down to 60 degrees, and then the airplane will go pretty much straight up then I’ll come back around so people get some good pics, then I’ll add the throttle to it and get fast,” said Art Nalls, retired Lt. colonel, United States Marine Corps.

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The show will also go on if it rains, but organizers have a backup plan in case severe weather hits.

All of the recent rain means the field normally used for parking is unusable, so attendees will have to park on paved lots at the former Emery/UPS Freight facility on Old Springfield Road, north of the airport. There will also be 60 shuttle buses to take visitors to the event.

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If you’re planning on going to the air show, the public cannot bring glass bottles, alcohol, guns, tents, awnings, grills or animals. They can bring unopened water, an umbrella, strollers, a wagon and a camera to take pictures.

The public can also see video clips or re-watch any of the acts from the airshow throughout the weekend on the WHIO app. There is a special air show section that will be updated as the event goes on.

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