Wed December 12, 2012
Air Force Thunderbirds To Headline Dayton Air Show
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline next year's Dayton Air Show.
Officials with the show said Tuesday that the air demonstration team will appear June 22 and June 23 at the Dayton International Airport. The announcement was made at the International Council of Air Shows' annual convention in Las Vegas.
Others named to the Dayton show's lineup include the Birmingham, Ala.-based AeroShell Aerobatic Team and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton. The show also will feature a jet-powered school bus and the flying B-29 Superfortress known as "FIFI."
The jet-powered school bus travels down runways at over 360 mph with 80-foot flames shooting out the back. It is fitted with a 42,000 horsepower jet engine designed for an F-4 fighter jet.