Who has attended the Dayton Air Show? The air show, originally known as the Dayton Air Fair, started in July 1975. Highlights from the first Air Fair included the husband and wife stunt team of Bob and Pat Wagner and Harold Johnson, who would later serve as mayor of Moraine, Ohio. Today the Vectren Dayton Air Show attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Dayton International Airport for the two day event in late June. The Dayton Daily News has documented each air show since its inception and the Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458) includes images through the 1996 season. The photographs capture the planes, pilots, performers, parachutists, and spectators. For an idea of the type of images available in the collection, please take some time to browse the images in the following gallery.
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