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July 18, 2008

For More Information Contact:

Michael Emoff, Chairman 937-221-7820 mike.emoff@shumsky.com

Brenda Kerfoot, General Manager 937-898-5901 x133 brenda@daytonairshow.com
Hometown Heroes Scheduled to Fly at
2008 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Page “P.I.E.” Felini headlines long list of local performers/crew
Dayton, Ohio – The U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet Demonstration at this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger is going to be special for more reasons than one. First, the Super Hornet is the Navy’s premier Strike Fighter, and seeing it in action is always impressive. But this year, the pilot putting on the demonstration happens to be a West Chester, OH native as well as the first female Navy pilot to fly a single-ship demonstration at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
Lt. Page “P.I.E.” Felini, is a 1995 graduate of Lakota High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia. “Pie” will put her Super Hornet through its paces and then participate in an historic Legacy Flight with the F4U Corsair.  Hosted by GE Aviation, the U.S. Navy East Coast F-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will come to Dayton from Strike Fighter Squadron 106, “The Gladiators,” based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia. 
Felini is but one of at least fourteen pilots or crew members with local ties who will be participating in the 2008 Vectren Dayton Air Show. The show takes to the skies July 19th and 20th at the Dayton International Airport. Other local connections include:
2008 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Local Connections
Demonstration Pilots/Crews

  • LT Page Felini F-18 Super Horner Demo Pilot West Chester, OH

  • CPT Judd Baker C-17 Demo Pilot Bucyrus, OH

  • CPT Clausen C-17 Demo Pilot Brazil, IN

  • SSGT Dustin Canterbury C-17 Crew Member Dayton, OH

- More –

Dayton International Airport · 3800 Wright Drive · Vandalia, OH 45377-1004 · Phone: 937-898-5901 · Fax: 937-898-5121 · www.daytonairshow.com
Static Display Pilots/Crews

  • LTC Mark Riedy AV8B Harrier Pilot Dayton, OH

  • CPT Mark Kramer OC-135 Pilot Dayton, OH

  • James Demers NASA Twin Otter Beavercreek, OH

  • Bud Schutte NASA Twin Otter Xenia, OH

  • LT Krites SH-60 Pilot Lima, OH

  • LT Joshua Miller T-6 Pilot Dayton, OH

  • LT Cullen Thomas T-6 Pilot Dayton, OH

  • LTC Pete Deitschel T-43 Pilot Dayton, OH

  • LCDR Damon Slutz T-45 Pilot Vandalia, OH -

  • LT Deron Krietemeyer E-2 Pilot Florence, KY

The 2008 Vectren Dayton Air Show will feature the amazing F-22 Raptor in its first-ever full demonstration in Dayton. In addition to the Raptor, the show has a full lineup that includes the Starfighters F-104 Jet Demo Team, Hall of Fame aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker, the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team and much more.

General admission tickets for this year’s show remain at $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors (ages 60 and up) and youth (ages 6-11). Children ages five and under can enter free-of-charge. Fans can also obtain a $3 discount per General Admission ticket by using their

Kroger card when purchasing tickets at Kroger stores. Tickets are also available on the show’s Web site at www.daytonairshow.com, or by calling 800-585-3737. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate during the show.

In addition to Family Four Pack and General Admission tickets, the popular Pavilion and Blue Sky premium seats are also on sale on the show’s website at www.daytonairshow.com. Blue Sky seats for Saturday, July 19th are sold out. There are still also a limited number of Chalet and Chairman’s Club premium seating packages available.

Founded in 1975, the Vectren Dayton Air Show presented by Kroger is one of the country’s premier air shows. The event showcases military jet demonstrations, world-class aerobatic champions and entertainment for the whole family celebrating Dayton’s rich aviation heritage as home of the Wright Brothers and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

America’s Greatest Air Show…Dayton’s Premier Summer Event

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