Dayton Air Show is back—Drive-in Style!

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Dayton Air Show is back—Drive-in Style!

Dayton Air Show is back—Drive-in Style!

The Dayton Air Show will be a drive-in style event this year, allowing families to watch the show from the safety and convenience of their own parking spot.

Dayton Air Show is back—Drive-in Style!

Dayton Air Show to convert to drive-in format for 2021

CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show officials have announced that the 2021 show is on—although this year is going to be a little different.

Drive in parking at the Dayton Air ShowThe Dayton Air Show, scheduled for July 10-11 at the Dayton International Airport, will convert the normal spectator area into a drive-in style parking and tailgate area. No walk-ins will be allowed. Instead, guests will drive directly to their private 20x20 viewing area, using half the spot to park and the other half to watch the show.  

The show will be broadcast over the public address system and broadcast on FM radio. 

"The best part is you can drive in and out in the comfort of your own vehicle and bring along a cooler with food and beverages," organizers said.  "Simply sit down in your dedicated space with family and friends and enjoy the show."

Attendance will be reduced to accommodate health guidelines, and there will be no static aircraft displays this year.  Restrooms will be located nearby, and mobile food concession carts will travel the aisles.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are headlining the 2021 show. Other attractions during the 4-hour show include the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Jacquie B Airshows, Lucas Oil Airshows, Shockwave Jet Truck, and the AeroShell Aerobatic Team.

2021 will mark the 47th anniversary of the Dayton Air Show. Tickets start at $99 for up to six guests, and are now on sale now at