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2021 Dayton Air Show

The 46th anniversary Dayton Air Show will take place on July 10th and 11th at the Dayton International Airport.

This year's show will be a "normal," in-person event this summer, as opposed to the "drive-in" style previously announced. The change is due to Ohio Govorner Mike DeWine's recent announcement that the state's coronavirus-related health restrictions shall end on June 2nd.

The show will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and will also feature performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, the Shockwave Jet Truck, Lucas Oil Airshows, and Jacquie B. Rob Reider and Danny Clisham will be returning as the announcers.

Thunderbirds Flying New Routine and Full Airshow Season Following Reset

Story By Brian W. Everstine

The Air Force Thunderbirds' 2021 airshow season will include the first overhauled performance in about 38 years. It also marks the beginning of a culture change for a team that in recent years has experienced some of its lowest points. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and No. 1 pilot, said during a June 15 Air Force Association Air and Space Warfighters in Action event that his team is one of the highest visibility squadrons in the Air Force, performing about 240 days a year before millions of people. But the team’s performance over the years had become a “hodgepodge” of individual tweaks, none of which came together to give it an overall theme. “We wanted to turn this from a series of athletic maneuvers like the Harlem Globetrotters to more of a performance like the Cirque du Soleil, where it has themes. It has coherency. It has themes that make sense and that we can tie music and narration into,” he said.

AFA Monthly Chapter Meeting and Luncheon

May 2021 Meeting - VIRTUAL ONLY

To comply with the Ohio Department of Health Director’s recommendations, and to protect the health and safety of our AFA Chapter members, our May 12th general membership meeting will be virtual.  Please stand by for an announcement in early May for a link to our Zoom meeting.

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