Navy Blue Angels headline Dayton Air Show

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United States Navy Blue Angels headline Dayton Air Show. (Doug Sanders photo)

DAYTON – The Centerpoint Dayton Air Show celebrated its 50th anniversary this year at the Dayton International Airport.

United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft makes a flyby at Dayton Air Show. (Doug Sanders photo)

Headlining the 2024 show were the United States Navy Blue Angels.  The Blues are flying with the first female pilot to have ever been selected to be on the team.  Navy Lieutenant Amanda Lee is flying the slot position in the No. 4 aircraft, right behind the team Leader, and is following in the footsteps of Marine Corp Major Katie Higgins Cook who flew the team’s transport C-130 “Fat Albert” in 2015.

The United States Army Golden Knights parachute team perform at Dayton Air Show. (Doug Sanders photo)

Joining the Blue Angels this year, were the United States Army Golden Knights parachute team, Air Force F-16 Viper demo team, US Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter, P-51D “Jack’s-Go-Buggy”, Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, the Tora!Tora!Tora! Aerial demo team, C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, and a host of ground display aircraft for an up close and personal view.

P-51D “Jack’s-Go-Buggy” (Doug Sanders photo)

The heat was intense, but the flying was even more intense.