Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger Going Green

DAYTON — The Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger announced they will be implementing a recycling program for the proper disposal of the tens of thousands of plastic bottles and cans utilized by its’ spectators each year.

The 2018 show takes off on June 23-24 at the Dayton International Airport. The U.S. Blue Angels will headline this year’s show.

The benefits of recycling have been well documented. The United States Air and Trade Show (USATS), governing body of the show, has desired to introduce recycling for many years but the cost to purchase the 300 specialized containers has been prohibitive.

Thanks to a recycling incentive grant from the Montgomery County’s Environmental Services, the project can now move forward.

Recycling will prevent 250,000 plastic bottles and cans used at the show from going to a landfill each year.

“USATS wants to play a role in helping to preserve our natural environment,” stated Scott Buchanan,

Chairman of the USATS Board of Trustees. “This project enables us to do our part. We thank

Montgomery County Environmental Services for their assistance,” he added.

The 2018 show has many blockbuster attractions. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, TORA! TORA! TORA!, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, and U.S. Army Golden Knights will appear.

Air show legend Sean D. Tucker, Jack Link’s Jet Waco, female aerobatic superstar Vicky Benzing, Cincinnati’s own Redline Airshows Aerobatic Team, Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Mustang, and B-17 Movie Memphis Belle will perform, as well.

Air show officials plan to announce special attractions over the next few weeks.

2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger tickets, including the popular Pavilion and Blue Sky Chalet are now on sale at the show’s website,

Customers can enjoy print-at-home or print-to-mobile options available for website purchases.

Customers can conveniently purchase discount general admission tickets at area Kroger stores. This Kroger exclusive offers $3 off adult and children tickets at over 100 Kroger stores in the Dayton and Cincinnati region.

Kroger discount tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit the show’s website for further information.