Dayton, Ohio—Air show superstar Sean D. Tucker will give a child his or her first flight in a general aviation airplane in cooperation with the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger and the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA’s) Young Eagles program.

Tucker, chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles since 2013, will give the flight at 10 a.m. on June 25, just prior to the air show on June 28-29. News media will be invited to cover the flight from the air in a photo chase plane. The flight will be offered to the winner of a Vectren Dayton Air Show essay contest. Visit for contest details.

Since 1992, more than 44,000 EAA volunteer pilots participating in Young Eagles have given first flights to more than 1.8 million youths. Registered Young Eagles have opportunities for scholarships, flight training, online resources, free student membership to the Academy of Model Aeronautics, free access to more than 300 science and technology museums and more. Thousands have become aviators themselves.

Tucker is a National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee and one of the National Air and Space Museum’s 25 Living Legends of Flight—an elite group that includes Jimmy Doolittle, Chuck Yeager, Bob Hoover, Gene Cernan and John Glenn. He is also one of the Living Legends of Aviation. He will be a featured performer at the air show along with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier, USAF Academy Wings of blue Parachute Team, Patty Wagstaff, AeroShell aerobatic team, Shockwave Jet Truck and more.

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

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Contact: Shiela Wallace, VDAS, 937-416-6773 or