New acts announced for 45th annual Vectren Dayton Air Show


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    DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - More acts have been added to the lineup of the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show this summer.

    The air show announced Thursday morning that the C-17 Globemaster III and the KC-135 Stratontanker will be part of the 45th annual show.

    The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest and one of the largest aircrafts in the Air Force inventory. The C-17's main mission is to transport equipment, supplies and troops around the world. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the home base for the 445th Airlift Wing that flies C-17s. The last time the aircraft put on a demonstration in Dayton was in 2010.

    The KC-135 Stratotanker is the core aerial refueling aircraft for the United States Air Force and has been in that role for more than 60 years. Both aircraft will be traveling to Dayton from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The aircraft will also be on display for spectators to tour and speak with flight crew.

    This year the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the show, other acts include the U.S. Army Golden Knights, GEICO Skytypers, British Sea Harrier and Team Oracle. The show will be the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd.

    Discounted general admission tickets can be purchased beginning on May 13 at area Kroger stores. Synchrony Family Four-Pack of tickets are now available for purchase online.

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