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Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:24 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @4:24 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now on the ground, marking an end to the flying acts.
PHOTOS: Sunday at the Dayton Air Show
UPDATE @3:40 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now performing. WATCH LIVE HERE.
UPDATE @3:27 p.m.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are preparing to take flight. They are the last performance scheduled for today’s Dayton Air Show.
UPDATE @2:40 p.m.
Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking place.
UPDATE @2:08 p.m.
The F-22 Demonstration is now taking place at the Dayton Vectren Air Show.
Next up: U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and, finally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
UPDATE @1:15 p.m.
B-17 Movie Memphis Belle: The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress during World War II heavy bomber.
UPDATE @1:12 p.m.
Vicky Benzing is known for her record as “Fastest Woman Racer” in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada.
Today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show she was able to complete all of her stunts, though she said Saturday she couldn’t perform her opening stunt because of lower clouds.
Today the air show is running a high show. On Saturday, only a few of the earlier acts couldn’t perform at a high level because of lower clouds. Benzing learned to fly at a young age and has been flying for over 30 years. The Californian also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
UPDATE @12:45 p.m.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights have completed their act. Vicky Benzing will take to the air next.
The Army Golden Knights have the @DaytonAirShow audience watching closely as they maneuver jumps and show parachute skills. The group was formed in 1959. Based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, the 16-member team’s jump aircraft is a Fokker C-31A Troopship. @daytondailynews @whiotv pic.twitter.com/6LedQRKzTA— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
UPDATE @12:19 p.m.
The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up.
Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.
He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.
PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show
“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”
At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.
“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.
The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.
Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show.
UPDATE @11:50 a.m.
Flying acts will begin soon.
Watch live coverage of the acts here.
Look at that sky as Sean Tucker in his Oracle Challenger III gets the crowd excited for the feature @DaytonAirShow beginning in 20 minutes. @daytondailynews @WHIORadio @whiotv pic.twitter.com/apiqGFSa08— Holly Shively (@hrshively) June 24, 2018
Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.