Dayton Airshow 2019 : Everything you need to know


This summer we attended Dayton Airshow and I must say that it was one of the spectacular airshows I have ever attended. Planes were roaring all over the sky one after the other. The blue sky witnessed a number of different size and types of airplanes for a really long time.

Airshow starts around noon 1-2 pm and lasts for almost 3-4 hours. This year weather was not that cooperative hence the management had to do certain changes with parking systems.

The static displays at the spot can be enjoyed until the airshow begins. U.S Army military aircraft and other commercial aircraft will be lined up where you can actually go inside and have a look around.








Vectren Dayton Air Show generally called as Dayton Air Show is an annual event held at Dayton, OH. Since Dayton is the hometown of Wright brothers, this airshow is a tribute to the history of aviation.

It started in 1910 and has years of history. The number of visitors is increasing every year. Expert pilots and trained teams take part in this show, performing some of the best stunts with Thunderbirds, Tuckers, thunderbolts and many others.



Dayton Airshow 2019


When we arrived at the Dayton International Airport, people were already lined up their chairs to watch the show. The show started around 12.30 pm with Sean Tucker cutting the ribbon for the show. Tucker spinned in the sky, rotated and showed acrobatics to the crowd.



Then came U.S. Army’s Golden Knight’s parachute team! This Army’s official demonstration team showed some real parachuting skills. They just dropped down from the sky. It was a feast to watch them performing live. The crowd was cheering in excitement as they exhibited how beautifully parachuting can be done.




Dayton Airshow


I was just wondering about the amount of expert-level needed to perform such acts. It cannot be achieved in a single day.

After around 15 minutes of excellent parachute show, GEICO Skytypers took over.



Skytypers used the planes which trained World War II Navy pilots. Six Vintage aircraft made their way through the sky got huge applauds from the crowd.


The excitement of this airshow left the whole crowd feeling proud about aviation. No matter how high or how difficult the path is one must make their own way to climb it. Watching this airshow was an inspiration.



Then there was a break! Not for the crowd but for the sky. Because the next show was happening on the ground. An aircraft engine was attached to the truck, it showed the fire, sound, and vibration of an aircraft.

The performance of this jet truck was stunning because of the 36,000 horsepower and 330 miles per hour speed.





After this, the show on sky resumed with C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker demonstration.

For the next 40 minutes, various teams gave their demonstration to keep the audience busy.


Thunderbirds Show



Thunderbirds are USAF Air Demonstration Squadron. They showcase the excellency of the Air Force and amount of training they put in bringing perfection while flying.




Acute choreography is what they have known for! They roar in the sky! They fly high giving goosebumps to every person watching from the ground. As they pass each other with a distance of just a few inches heart skips its beat. As they cross each other with full speed people just close their eyes in fear of crashing. No, that never happens! They are perfectly trained. The sound is just incredible, as if like the sky is vibrating.



This year due to bad weather there were doubts about thunderbirds performance. However, nothing stopped them. The brave pilots held their head high and showcased best of the acrobatics.



Things to know about Dayton Airshow;



  • It happens every year around June-July. Check their official website for dates.
  • Tickets need to be booked in advance. They can be purchased online.
  • Usually, Kroger gives a discount for local citizens. Hence it is advised to buy tickets once you land in the city.
  • Seniors and kids (below 13) get discounts.
  • It is an open ground hence carry your own chair, umbrellas, water bottles, food etc.
  • Food is available on the spot and also you can carry your own.
  • Parking is free.


If you are in Ohio or planning to visit Ohio, add Dayton Airshow to your ‘Things to do‘ list and thank me later 😀


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31 thoughts on “Dayton Airshow 2019 : Everything you need to know

  1. Ruchie says:

    Such a perfect coverage, my dad was in Airforce and I feel proud and so happy to see such Airshows!!

  2. Shreeya says:

    Wow! This looks really spectacular!

  3. Claudia says:

    Love the history behind them!

  4. Arti says:

    It must have been an amazing experience 🙂

  5. serenarogers19 says:

    This event sounds amazing to watch! I missed an opportunity once to see the Red Arrows flying. A little bit gutted. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Woah these air shows look awesome

  7. missmisanthrop says:

    Very cool, I love air shows. Though I haven’t been to the one in Dayton, I’d like to someday!

  8. Marjie Mar says:

    This is an experience that I would love to live. Thanks for sharing, I would definitely attend this show.

  9. What a fabulous performance and a shiw, I am so glad to see the muscle power up in the sky. Thanks for sharing this spectacular show.

  10. blair villanueva says:

    OMG this is an exciting coverage you experienced! These aircrafts looks majestic above 😀

  11. panushwari says:

    so cool! i loooove air shows!

  12. aisasami says:

    This sounds like an amazing air show with all those amazing planes! I saw the Thunderbirds when they came to MD every year.

  13. It looks like it was a fun day out. Great photos!

  14. arun says:

    Wow, so cool. You are so lucky to witness all this. I love these aircraft shows. I would love to watch the Thunderbird show.

  15. Rudy says:

    I thoroughly enjoy ✈ air shows, though I’m afraid my photos of fast moving jets do not compare to those you shared here. I have a class I teach in Pensacola a couple of times a year and cannot help but to be distracted by the Blue Angels flying overhead in practice.

  16. Supriti says:

    Reading about the background of things like these is an enriching experience. thanks for sharing it in detail. 🙂

  17. Wow! I’ve not heard about Dayton Airshow before, but it sounds so fascinating. Plus the history behind it,,

  18. Sarah M says:

    Ohio isn’t in my future travel plans but I would love to see Dayton Airshow if I ever visit there.

  19. Adventures with Shelby says:

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  20. monidipa51 says:

    I have seen airshows only in tv and this looks so beautiful.

  21. Puja says:

    I love airshows and this looks like it was an amazing one.

  22. Pr@Gun says:

    Thanks for sharing pictures of this lovely airshow, had a good glimpse with this post.
    I love airshows and feel proud for the pilots who make it happen. #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa

  23. Pr@Gun says:

    I love Airshows and thanks for sharing such lovely pictures of the show, proud of all the pilots who make it happen every year. #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Pragun! They are the brave souls 🙂

  24. Trapti says:

    Looks amazing but I feel horrible while watching airshows.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh no 🙁 Why?

  25. wow…it sounds so awesome. though i haven’t been there to witness it myself but i actually lived it through your post. Thanks for such a lovely post 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s very sweet of you to say that. thank you.

  26. writenlive says:

    The pics are wow! I am not likely to visit Dayton and watch the airshow but your post made it possible for me to enjoy it from my arm chair 😉

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

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