B-52, F-16s will fly over Dayton Air Show

DAYTON — A B-52 Stratofortress and two F-16 Fighting Falcons will rumble through the skies of the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend.

Air show organizers announced the additions to the lineup Monday.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, flying the F-18 Hornet, are the headline performers at this year’s event.

The B-52, assigned to the 93rd Bomb Squadron of the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, will fly over the show Saturday only. The Stratofortress, designed by Boeing engineers in a Dayton hotel in 1948, has been in U.S. Air Force service since the 1950s.

The F-16s, assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard with the 112th Fighter Squadron of the 180th Fighter Wing, are based in Toledo. Thousands of the fighter jets serve in air forces around the world.

The 38th annual air show is set for takeoff Saturday and Sunday at the Dayton International Airport. For more information, log onto www.daytonairshow.com.

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