Eyes on the sky in Dayton this weekend


The Centerpoint Energy Dayton Air Show is this weekend.

The show is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Dayton International Airport. Gates open at 9 AM. The feature show is from 11:15 AM to 4:15 PM. Gates close at 6 PM.

Feature Show Performers:

  • Flag Drop and National Anthem
  • Wright Flyer
  • Care Flight
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights
  • Precision Exotics
  • Hot Streak Jet Truck
  • USAF F-22 Raptor
  • USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team
  • Kevin Coleman
  • USN F/A-18 Super Hornet West Coast Rhino Demo Team
  • Legacy Flight (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F4U Corsair)
  • Red Bull Air Force
  • MIG-17F: Randy Ball
  • B-25 “Rosie’s Reply”
  • Firewalkers International Pyro
  • Redline Air Shows
  • F-15’s Flybys
  • Bill Stein Airshows
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

While at the show you can fly back in time with the men and machines of that time. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation will be providing rides. For a $110 donation, spectators can climb on board a UH-1H “Huey.”  Riders will fly with up to 10 passengers and a veteran pilot for about ten minutes. Spectators can also take a ride in an AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter. A ten-minute solo ride costs $625. Rides are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Several planes and helicopters are available on the ground for your viewing pleasure, including:

  • T38 Talon
  • T45 Ghosthawk
  • UH60 Black Hawk
  • T1
  • T6
  • C17
  • KC135
  • K46
  • A10
  • F35
  • And much more

The CenterPoint Energy Kids’ Hangar allows children to dig in a large sandbox, enjoy face painting and crafts, climb on a backyard gym, and much more. Air Show performers sometimes stop by to sign autographs. The CenterPoint Energy Kids’ Hangar will be open from 9 to 6 daily. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enjoy The CenterPoint Energy Kids’ Hangar.

For more information check out their website at: https://daytonairshow.com

Photographs by: Gary Kauffman and Bruce Gates