DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio air show that has to make do without military participation because of federal budget cuts has added a Tuskegee Airmen exhibit and a restored World War II fighter plane.
The Dayton Air Show says a traveling custom-trailer theater with a panoramic screen will be at the June 22-23 show at Dayton International Airport. It will tell the story of the black airmen who overcame many obstacles to become the heroic "Red Tail Squadron" of World War II. They flew in P-51 Mustang planes, and the air show says one will fly at the show.
Federal budget cuts have prevented the usual major military presence in the annual show, including the planned performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 jet team.
The show expects attendance to be down.