More attractions added to Dayton Air Show for 2019


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five more attractions will be featured at the 2019 Dayton Air Show, along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced earlier.

Show officials say the British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Jacquie B are the latest attractions added to the show set for June 22-23 at Dayton International Airport.

The Sea Harrier was operated for many years by the British Royal Navy and is similar to the Harrier “Jump Jet” flown by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Sea Harrier lifts off like a helicopter, hovers in midair and then flies at nearly the speed of sound.

Air show officials plan to announce more attractions over the next few months. Officials said the 2018 show drew an estimated 62,000 people.