DAYTON,OH — The Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger was ranked the #4 air show in America by readers of USA Today. Results were announced on Friday by the newspaper. The Top 10 choice was made from 20 shows nationwide nominated by industry experts.
“What an honor to be recognized as one of the most prominent shows in the nation again this year,” stated Scott Buchanan, Chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees, producers of the event. “We are very proud of the show, its volunteers, fans and sponsors for making this possible,” he added.
This year’s ranking was up from 2017 which placed Dayton at #8. The Marine Corps Air Station show at Cherry Point, NC was ranked #1 and Pensacola Naval Air Station show (home of the Blue Angels) #2. The Bell Fort Worth Alliance, show in the very large Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area was ranked #3.
The Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger just completed its 44th annual show. Each year the show features world-class aerobatic champions, military jet demonstrations and entertainment for families.
The City of Dayton, City of Vandalia, Dayton International Airport and Wright-Patterson AFB all provide important community support to make the show possible. It also enjoys significant backing from Vectren Corporation, Kroger, GE Aviation, UTC Aerospace Systems and many other civic-minded sponsors. Over 1,000 volunteers join these organizations to make the show possible each year.
The 2019 show headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be held on June 22 and 23.