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Quality of Life
Air Show Parking
We are looking to create a new parking lot. We've experienced flooded lots in past years which has significantly impacted our show as we've had to implement remote parking. Remote parking significantly increases our costs because we have to shuttle everyone. It also has a negative impact on the local economy because people are unable to attend the show and cannot spend time in the local community due to traffic delays.
Founded in 1975, the CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger is one of North America’s premier air shows. It features world-class aerobatic champions, military jet demonstrations and entertainment for the whole family, celebrating Dayton’s rich aviation heritage as home of the Wright Brothers, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and National Aviation Heritage Area. It is produced by the United States Air and Trade Show, Inc., a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit Ohio corporation that relies on sponsorship and community support to offset costs. The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the show adds $3.7 million to the region’s economy every year.
The new parking lot will keep the air show in the community to continue to have a significant economic impact on the local community.