Vectren Dayton Air Show | PNC Family 4 Pack {Giveaway Closed}

It is that time of year again for the Vectren Dayton Air Show! The show will be here July 23-24, 2011 at the Dayton International Airport. I have always loved watching the planes practice while growing up near Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  I am thrilled that my boys share in that same passion and love planes!

If you have not heard, the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds are back this year! Some other performers that you will not want to miss is Tora Tora Tora, School Time Jet Bus which just sounds really cool, NASA Super Guppy, USAF B-2 Spirit (one of my faves) and so much more!  Check out the entire performer list and show schedule to plan your trip!

If you are making this a family event, be sure to check out the following while you are there:

Tickets for General Admission are $20 for Adults, $15 for Youth (6-11) and Seniors, Kids 5 and under are Free.  However, you can save $3 per ticket by purchasing them at your local Kroger stores with your Kroger Card!

I have a PNC Family 4 Pack to the Vectren Dayton Air Show!  These tickets include 4 Hotdogs, 4 Pepsi's, General Admission Parking Pass and a Souvenir Program.

The only required method to enter the giveaway is with a comment, so…

Leave us a comment and share your favorite performance or memory at the show.

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Good luck! This giveaway will close on Tuesday, July [email protected] 3p (EST). I will choose the winner at random and contact you directly and update the Giveaway Page with the winner's name.

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Disclaimer: I was given a PNC Family 4 Pack for a giveaway to a reader. The opinions in this post are my own. See my Disclaimer Policy for additional information.

82 Comments

  1. Carolyn on July 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    We’ve loved the fly-overs during the Tattoo every June, and I can only imagine how amazing this would be to see! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Sadie on July 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    My husband would love to take the kids. He has told us lots about all of the unique planes that he remembers seeing. I have never been there and would love to go.

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  12. Kristen Eby on July 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    have never been :(

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  15. michelle on July 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I loved seeing the c130 that was the plane that brought POWs home. It was there for a ceremony a number of years ago.

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  17. Emily on July 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I have lived in Huber most of my life and have never been! Actually, I was landing from a business trip once during the Air Show and was able to see some of the show out of the plane window–does that count? :D

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  19. Cristy on July 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve never been so I would love to go and make memories with my kids:)

  20. Cristy on July 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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  21. Beth on July 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    The boys love the planes! I love the quiet while they are gone!!

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  23. Marcie Plott on July 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hi my name is Marcie P. Asking me to comment on my personal experience brought back lots of memories and I thought this would be a nice way to honor Jim LeRoy, an American aerobatics pilot and former US Marine Corps Scout/Sniper who lost his life at the 2007 Dayon Air Show.

    My memory begins with my husband and our children at their first Dayton Air Show, July 27, 2007. We piled our son (12), his good friend and my daughter (7) into the mini van early morning, grabbed breakfast on the way and headed to Dayton. Upon arriving, we carried our chairs into the show, came upon a good spot and sat down just in time for the show to begin.

    However, our experience was bitter sweet that day. A day which I will never forget. The air show began. We were very excited!! It is so amazing to see the show. Visiblity was poor that day. It was hard to see clearly. The show began and we were in awe of everything. The stunt planes started their performances and were diving real close to the ground. I kept thinking to myself “wow they are close to the ground”. Then all of the sudden, during a stunt performed by Jim LeRoy and his S2S Bulldog II, he went down and never came back up just as I feared. Everyone was shocked. Later, we found out he did not survive the crash. I belive out of respect and due to further investigation, the remainder of the show was cancelled.

    The next day, we were fortunate enough to get to go back to Dayton and see the incredible show. One of the performers dedicated a smoke heart drawn by the aircraft in the sky for Jim (which I remember taking a picture of with my camera). They even had a moment of silence. All such a wonderful way to remember such a talented man. The following is quoted from this website describing the show the very next day, The USAF Heritage flight, dedicated one extra pass from the left to Jim, having “Bondo’s” F-15 pull up and out of the lead slot for a missing man formation flight. Skip Stewart and Kent Shockley went forward with a performance of Code Name: Mary’s Lamb without Jim. Rob Rider, Dayton’s airshow announcer paid tribute to Jim with a very heartfelt speech and a moment of silence…you can read the whole article at this website:

    http://www.airshowmag.com/airs

    We have been talking about going this year because we really enjoyed it so much (aside from the tragic accident, of course). My father took me to my first air show when I was a little girl. He said he would love to go with us. I do get to take my dad and my son. Now I’d like to be able to take my husband, daughter and brother. If I got this family 4-pack, it would help me be able to take everyone in my family who wants to go and would make our trip complete.

  24. Stacy on July 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    We were there the year the plane crashed and the pilot died. Definitely most memorable because I’ll never forget the moment we realized something went horribly wrong.

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  26. Karen on July 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I loved watching the Blue Angels practice near my home prior to the airshow.

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  28. Eric Pegram on July 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    My favorite memory was a few years ago when the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and Canadian Snowbirds were all in town, as was my dad (who drove up from NC to go with me to the air show…. father/son moments like that haven’t come regularly enough for me and it was definitely great to share the experience with him!

  29. Denise on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve only been once but LOVED it. Makes you appreciate this country and our military even more seeing the awesome displays of patriotic and heart stoppping excitement. God Bless the USA :-)

  30. Lisa Evers on July 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I love the Thunderbirds and also love the parachute teams!

  31. Lisa Evers on July 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

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  33. Christan/MamaBearPing on July 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    When I read they were coming to town, I wanted to go. Winning free tickets would be even better!. My husband LOVES planes. When we were in the Army in Alaska, we went to the Air Show up there. The Thunderbirds (and the stuff they can do) are amazing to watch. I know we’d have so much fun as a family.

  34. Christan/MamaBearPing on July 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

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  35. Katherine on July 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Unfortunately, I’ve never been to an Air Show in my life, but I just got married and my husband goes CRAZY for airplanes! I took him to the Air Force museum in Dayton and he almost passed out–it was the best experience of his life! He’s been freaking out about the idea of going to the Air Show, and since he’s not from the US he would be AWESTRUCK by the airplanes because he even gets excited when he sees a little Air Force plane go by! I’d do anything to go, but I’m a college student and am paying for school AND supporting the both of us by working full time while my husband’s green card application goes through. My husband and I would DIE of happiness if we could go, and it would be great if we won since you could give TWO Air Show tickets to us and two to someone else on this message board so that more people can win!

  36. Kristen on July 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I’ve never been to an Air Show either, but I know that Dayton’s has to be the best, and I’d love to take my dad because he’s had to have eye surgery and two MRIs on his knees, both this week, and this would be a great way to get his mind off his pain. He’s a veteran from the Air Force, so Air Shows are very close to his heart and I know that going would make him feel so much better.

  37. Jorge on July 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I WOULD REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE TO GO TO THE AIR SHOW!!

  38. Cindy on July 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    This would be our first time to come!!! Exciting!! We have always talked about going.

  39. Christan/MamaBearPing on July 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Shared the giveaway and tagged Savings Lifestyle on Facebook too!

  40. Christan/MamaBearPing on July 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I liked/requested to join the Vectren Dayton Air Show Group on Facebook as well.

  41. michelle on July 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I follow on email too!

  42. Beth Harrison on July 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    We love the Vectren Dayton Air Show My favorite memory was watching my son the first time he saw the Blue Angels! He had had a rough summer that year with the loss of a young friend and to see him laugh and enjoy himself was priceless! We just loved the Vectren Dayton Air Show and I would love to take him again!

  43. Beth Harrison on July 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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  45. April on July 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Am an e-mail subscriber and like you on FB. Now I need to find the other ways to enter!!! We’d love to win this!!

  46. Kristen on July 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I love the Dayton Air Show and would love to go see it!! It’s the BEST Air Show in the country!

  47. Lauren Keith on July 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I’ve never been to an air show; I have went to a ballon glow…drove 2 hours and it was canceled. The AIR show would be great to see.

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  50. Michelle on July 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I used to go every year with my dad. My husband and I have been talking about taking the kids.

  51. Mike Binger on July 19, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Love air shows. Had the Blue Angels fly extremely low over me while driving and my car started to shake and it felt like my wheels were going to fall off. I did not know what happened till I saw them turn around and make another low pass. Found out last night my son’s Navy aircrew will be here providing a static for the show. Was getting ready to buy tickets, but will wait in case I get luck with your site. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. Lynn Botos on July 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

    born and raised in ohio(middletown) and moved away for 10 years, but have never been so i have nothing to tell for memories.

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  54. Kris on July 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    We love the thunderbirds fly over and the precision they use!!

  55. Tami Rike on July 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I would love to take my sons to the Air Show! Thanks Savings Lifestyle!

  56. Amy Flavin on July 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    We just moved to Ohio so we have never been to this air show but we would love to go and create a favorite memory.

  57. Amy Flavin on July 19, 2011 at 11:00 am

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  58. Amy Flavin on July 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

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  59. Dena on July 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

    It’s been years since we’ve been to an air show! We lived in VA Beach and would get to see the jets practicing take offs and landings out over the ocean. My nephews love jets and it would be great to get to take them to see the amazing Thunderbirds!

  60. Elsa on July 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

    My family has never been. I have a 6 year old that would poop his pants if he saw the show. ( sorry for the word “PooP”) love the blog!

  61. Rebecca on July 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Cool! I’d love to take my Dad and nieces to this! We’ve never been to anything like that, and my Dad’s an airplane dude to the max!

  62. Rebecca on July 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I also shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  63. Amanda on July 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Our family has never been. This show really seems like something my three kids would love:)

  64. Shannon on July 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I have actually never been inside the Airshow. I have been apart of the parade for several years. I have sat in a parking lot and watched the plans fly over. My daughter always gets excited when she sees a plane and I would love to take her and my son to the airshow so they can see the Thunderbirds!!

  65. Teryn on July 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Have never been and would love to take my kids!!! My son just loves planes, everytime he sees one in the sky he yells “AIR!” He will be 2 in September. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Mindy on July 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    We went for the first time last year and my kids absolutely loved! It was great fun!!

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  68. Duane Gentry on July 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

    we got to go a few years ago and it was fantastic ! we havent been able to go back , and would love to take our kid to it for the first time !! please pick us …..Thank You for the chance to go !!

  69. Mindy on July 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

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  70. Kim Harbaum on July 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

    we enjoy use your site all the time to see what family activitys there are. Thanks!

  71. Angela Gnetry on July 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

    my husband and i, and the baby would love to get to go …Thanks !!

  72. Beth Harrison on July 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Just tweeted about your giveaway on twitter!!

  73. Karen Franklin on July 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I have nerver been to a air show. Always wanted to, just not made it to one yet. I shared your link on my fb.

  74. Kristen Warren on July 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I have always enjoyed looking at all the different planes! My boys have never been and I would love for them to enjoy this fabulous experience ☺ This family 4 pack would really help out! Thanks!!

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  76. Kristen Warren on July 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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  77. Kristen Warren on July 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I sent a “Request” to the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger on Facebook. Just waiting for them to accept so I can tell them I heard about them through Savings Lifestyle!

  78. Mark Kidd on July 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Love the thunderbirds!

  79. Heather on July 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I have never been to the Dayton Air Show but did go to an air show when I was younger. I loved seeing the planes and watching the Blue Angels perform. I have a 21 month old son who loves planes and would love to see the show.

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  82. Char on July 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I like u on fb. Love the show also.

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