Air Show fans enjoyed touring the displays in 2008 at the Vectren Dayton Air Show after coming through the main entrance. STAFF PHOTO BY TY GREENLEES

Rain forces air show to use paved parking lot, shuttle visitors

Frequent rain has made the field normally used for spectator parking at the Vectren Dayton Air Show unusable this year.

Instead, the show will provide parking on paved lots with the help of Dayton International Airport and police, the air show announced today. Parking at the event, which starts Saturday and continues through Sunday, costs $10 per car and $20 per bus or recreational vehicle, according to the show.

The former Emery/UPS Freight Facility located on Old Springfield Road north of the airport will be used as the alternate parking site. All spectator parking including General Admission, P-Lot and VIP will be directed to the alternate site.

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The air show will have 60 large shuttle buses to move visitors from the lot to the event space, according to the show. The shuttle will move on an “express route” inside the airport’s perimeter, according to the air show.

The show recommends visitors arrive before 10 a.m. to get a space and shuttle ride quicker.

The quickest way to get to the paved parking lot is to use Exit 32 for the Airport Access Road off Interstate 70. Visitors will be able to follow digital signs that will direct them to drive west on West National Road, north on Dog Leg Road and east on Old Springfield Rd., according to the air show.

Spectators can also use Exit 64 on Interstate 75 to Northwoods Boulevard and follow signs. The route from I-75 is could be affected because Dixie Highway will be down to a single-lane, according to the air show.

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