Dayton Air Present is again—Drive-in Model!

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

CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show officials have announced that the show will run in 2021 – although this year will be a little different.

The Dayton Air ShowThe normal spectator area planned for July 10-11 at Dayton International Airport will be converted into a drive-in style park and tailgate area. No walk-ins are allowed. Instead, guests drive straight to their private 20×20 viewing area and use half of the parking lot and the other half to watch the show.

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

“The best part is that you can easily drive in and out of your own vehicle and bring a cooler with food and drinks,” the organizers said. “Just sit in your special room with family and friends and enjoy the show.”

Attendance is being reduced to meet health guidelines and no static airplane ads will be shown this year. Toilets are nearby and mobile food concession carts drive through the aisles.

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

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