Day 2 of Dayton Air Show underway after morning rain

DAYTON — Today is day two of the 50th annual CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show.

As reported on News Center 7 at 11:00, air show officials said they offered plenty of cooling stations, shaded areas, and free water so its attendees could stay cool.

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Ken Kreitzer, Dayton Air Show Media Relations, said more than 100 attendees were checked out at the medical tents for heat-related illnesses and 12 people were transported to local hospitals.

News Center 7′s Malik Patterson talked with a family from Virginia who came to Dayton to see the Blue Angels fly.

Grady, Kalina, and Beckett Neumann were very excited to see some of their favorite pilots up close.

“Awesome, it was really good, awesome!” the Neumann children told Patterson.

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They said the Blue Angels’ show was worth the drive.

“My emotions were happiness,” one of the children said.

Krystof Neumann said he makes it a point to take his children to a Blue Angels show each year.

“It’s a different show every year so you know, you’re gonna see what they come up with,” Krystof said.

He said the high temperatures didn’t scare his family away, instead, they came prepared.

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“It’s hot, you got to bring the water, you got to find shade, you know, under the aircraft or wherever because if you sat in the sun this whole time, you’re just gonna fry, so lots of sunblock, lots of water, lots of shade,” Krystof said. “It catches up with you you think you’re fine, and all of a sudden you’re not.”

If you’re interested in attending the Dayton Air Show, gates will open on Sunday at 9 a.m. To purchase General Admission tickets, click here.

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