From Dayton Business Journal
Thunderbirds to fly at Dayton Air Show
Monday, December 6, 2010
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will appear at the 2011 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger.
Air show officials announced the preliminary lineup Monday for the show, which will take place July 23 and July 24 at the Dayton International Airport. The announcements were made as part of the International Council of Air Shows’ annual convention held in Las Vegas.
In addition to the Thunderbirds, the show will feature the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter and the all-women wing walking team Tombstone Riders.
Additional attractions will be added in the coming months with the full lineup in place by spring.
“This is an awesome start of a sensational lineup,” said Michael Emoff, chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show Board of Trustees, in a statement. “It will be wonderful for Dayton to welcome back some crowd pleasers along with a host of new and exhilarating performers.”
All tickets for the 2011 event go on sale Monday through the show’s Web site, daytonairshow.com. Beginning June 6, Kroger (NYSE: KR) will be exclusively offering $3 off adult and children tickets.
Nearly 80,000 spectators attended this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show.
Show officials said 2010 attendance was about the same as last year’s show. However, sponsorships this year hit an all-time high, with sponsor revenue up 10 percent compared with last year and the number of sponsors up to 24 from 22.
The show is estimated to have a $5 million dollar economic impact annually on the Dayton-area economy. Next year marks the 37th anniversary for the show.