VANDALIA — Patty Wagstaff will add her star power to the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger this summer as she joins fellow National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee Sean D. Tucker in a spectacular lineup of world-class air show attractions. The 42nd annual event will take off on June 18th and 19th at the Dayton International Airport.
Wagstaff and Tucker are true aviation legends. The Dayton-based Hall of Fame inducted Wagstaff in 2004 for breaking gender barriers in a field dominated by men. It inducted Tucker in 2008 for promoting excellence and safety in air show performing. Each has a long list of accomplishments and awards.
Wagstaff will fly the Short Tucano, a two-seat turboprop basic trainer built by Short Brothers in Ireland. It’s a license-built version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano. Tucker will fly his one-of-a-kind Oracle Challenger III biplane.
Wagstaff and Tucker will add to an exciting lineup of world-class aviation attractions at the 2016 edition of the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger, including the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs and TORA, TORA TORA, a dramatic reenactment of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. A resurgence of military attractions will add to the excitement with more military aircraft to be announced.
2016 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger tickets are now on sale at the show’s website, www.daytonairshow.com. For the first time this year, customers will enjoy new print-at-home or print-to- mobile options available for website purchases.
Beginning May 9th, 2016, customers can conveniently purchase discount general admission tickets at area Kroger stores. This Kroger exclusive offers $3.00 off adult and children tickets at over 100 Kroger stores in the Dayton-Cincinnati region. Kroger discount tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit the show’s website for further information.