A look back at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Air show favorite and enshrinee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame Sean D. Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger III making an inverted ribbon cut less then 20 feet from the ground during Saturday’s performance at the Dayton Air Show. Tucker announced last week that the 2018 air show season will be his last flying the custom-built Challenger. Tucker will retire the aircraft and his high-energy act at the end of next season. He plans to remain flying in air shows. The Oracle Challenger III will be sent to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Air show favorite and enshrinee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame Sean D. Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger III making an inverted ribbon cut less then 20 feet from the ground during Saturday’s performance at the Dayton Air Show. Tucker announced last week that the 2018 air show season will be his last flying the custom-built Challenger. Tucker will retire the aircraft and his high-energy act at the end of next season. He plans to remain flying in air shows. The Oracle Challenger III will be sent to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Attendance for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show was estimated to be over 40,000. The drop in attendance was due to the Thunderbirds being unable to fly following a Friday mishap.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call The Geico Skytypers and their vintage T-6 aircraft were a huge hit in their first-ever appearance at the Dayton Air Show.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call The US Navy FA-18 Super Hornet banks over the crowd on Sunday.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Brig. Gen. Paul Cooper, USAF (Ret); Chief Warrant Officer Jim Miller, US Army; and Lt. Col. Paul Kari, USAF (Ret), l-r, watch the air show as they wait to be introduced at show center on Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The trio were inducted into the Ford Oval Of Honor earlier in the week as Distinguished Local Veterans.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call A World War II-era P-51 Mustang flies in formation with the F-35, our country’s most advanced fighter aircraft during the Heritage Flight portion of the Dayton Air Show on Saturday.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call B-25 Champaign Gal, from Urbana, “sets off” a wall of fire at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. The flight commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders attack on Japan.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Champaign Gal, a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber from the Champaign Aviation Museum at Grimes Airport in Urbana flies over the Vectren Dayton Air Show.


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Mike Ullery | Daily Call Air show favorite and enshrinee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame Sean D. Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger III making an inverted ribbon cut less then 20 feet from the ground during Saturday’s performance at the Dayton Air Show. Tucker announced last week that the 2018 air show season will be his last flying the custom-built Challenger. Tucker will retire the aircraft and his high-energy act at the end of next season. He plans to remain flying in air shows. The Oracle Challenger III will be sent to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS720176291189114.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Air show favorite and enshrinee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame Sean D. Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger III making an inverted ribbon cut less then 20 feet from the ground during Saturday’s performance at the Dayton Air Show. Tucker announced last week that the 2018 air show season will be his last flying the custom-built Challenger. Tucker will retire the aircraft and his high-energy act at the end of next season. He plans to remain flying in air shows. The Oracle Challenger III will be sent to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where it will be on permanent display.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Attendance for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show was estimated to be over 40,000. The drop in attendance was due to the Thunderbirds being unable to fly following a Friday mishap.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS3201762911828623.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Attendance for the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show was estimated to be over 40,000. The drop in attendance was due to the Thunderbirds being unable to fly following a Friday mishap.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call The Geico Skytypers and their vintage T-6 aircraft were a huge hit in their first-ever appearance at the Dayton Air Show.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS8201762911856684.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call The Geico Skytypers and their vintage T-6 aircraft were a huge hit in their first-ever appearance at the Dayton Air Show.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call The US Navy FA-18 Super Hornet banks over the crowd on Sunday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS4201762911914292.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call The US Navy FA-18 Super Hornet banks over the crowd on Sunday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Brig. Gen. Paul Cooper, USAF (Ret); Chief Warrant Officer Jim Miller, US Army; and Lt. Col. Paul Kari, USAF (Ret), l-r, watch the air show as they wait to be introduced at show center on Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The trio were inducted into the Ford Oval Of Honor earlier in the week as Distinguished Local Veterans.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS2201762911938910.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Brig. Gen. Paul Cooper, USAF (Ret); Chief Warrant Officer Jim Miller, US Army; and Lt. Col. Paul Kari, USAF (Ret), l-r, watch the air show as they wait to be introduced at show center on Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The trio were inducted into the Ford Oval Of Honor earlier in the week as Distinguished Local Veterans.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call A World War II-era P-51 Mustang flies in formation with the F-35, our country’s most advanced fighter aircraft during the Heritage Flight portion of the Dayton Air Show on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS52017629111017157.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call A World War II-era P-51 Mustang flies in formation with the F-35, our country’s most advanced fighter aircraft during the Heritage Flight portion of the Dayton Air Show on Saturday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call B-25 Champaign Gal, from Urbana, “sets off” a wall of fire at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. The flight commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders attack on Japan.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS12017629111036773.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call B-25 Champaign Gal, from Urbana, “sets off” a wall of fire at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show. The flight commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders attack on Japan.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Champaign Gal, a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber from the Champaign Aviation Museum at Grimes Airport in Urbana flies over the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_DAS6201762911112579.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Champaign Gal, a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber from the Champaign Aviation Museum at Grimes Airport in Urbana flies over the Vectren Dayton Air Show.