Dayton OH –April 21, 2010
The Blue Angels are going to have some ‘competition’ in the skies over Dayton this summer.
For those expecting a dogfight, it’s not that kind of thing. It’s a who can sell the most tickets kind of thing, and it’s friendly.
In a just received press release, Vectren Dayton Air Show officials announced today that “an F-16 Fighting Falcon will perform at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger, which will be held on July 17th and 18th at the Dayton International Airport.”
It’s the “Viper East F-16 Demo Team from Shaw AFB, South Carolina” that will fly in this years show.
According to the release, “The highly maneuverable F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. While sleek in size, the F-16 is no lightweight in strength.”
“Being fully loaded with fuel, the Fighting Falcon can withstand 9 G’s (9 times the force of gravity), which exceeds the capability of other current fighter aircraft.”
“Hosted by Goodrich’s Wheels and Brake plant in Troy, Ohio, the F-16 Demonstration in Dayton will be flown by Captain Ryan “Rider” Corrigan, of the Viper East Team. Since September 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the Global War on Terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom.”
“The F-16 executes an incredible demonstration and we’re thrilled to have it return to the Vectren Dayton Air Show,” explained Michael Emoff, Chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees.
“It’s just one more reason to attend a phenomenal show, and we still have more acts yet to be confirmed,” Emoff added.
Beginning June 7th, deep discount advance tickets will also be conveniently available exclusively at Kroger stores in the Dayton-Cincinnati region.
On the Web
Vectren Dayton Air Show web site
Photos from the 2006 Vectren Dayton Air Show