Aviation fans started lining the fences for the 2019 show, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, as soon as gates opened this morning at 9 a.m. As the day went on and the sun came out, the crowd filled in.
Some of the day’s most popular acts were the Thunderbirds, Sean Tucker performing in Dayton for the first time with his new partner Jessy Panzer, the British Sea Harrier and the Geico Skytypers.
Vickie Womack and her family come to the air show every year. She brings her granddaughter and for the last two years her great-granddaughter. Womack said her favorite part is the military acts.
Her great-granddaughter loves the helicopters, jets and the static displays that she can walk in.
”She can see what’s going on and learn a little bit about the airplanes. She wants to take helicopter rides … We took her on some of the helicopters on the inside last year and she just really enjoyed it and didn’t want to get off,” Womack said.