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First Annual Runway Fest Lands at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport

Dayton, Ohio – July 30, 2012

Join the festivities at the First Annual Runway Fest, debuting this Friday, August 3rd, from 6 to 10 PM. The City of Dayton—Department of Aviation, Miami Township, Commander Aero and ASI have organized a family-friendly festival at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. “The Runway Fest allows us to give back to the community while showcasing a true community asset for families and businesses in the region,” states John Bosch, President and CEO of Commander Aero.

It’s an evening that the whole family can enjoy. Festival highlights include live performances by blue grass/country trio Third Degree and local classic rockers The Dinosaurs; plus flyovers by the Wright B Flyer, door prizes, special exhibits, and aircraft displays. The young – and the young at heart – can visit the bounce house, have their faces painted or simply laugh at the antics of strolling clowns and balloon artists. The festivities end with a bang when a Rozzi Fireworks display lights up the night sky.

Louisiana Grill, Ice Cream Trolley, Sweet Maize Kettle Corn and June Bug’s Cupcakes will be on hand to ensure that Runway Fest visitors don’t go hungry.

Phil Beaudoin, Trustee/Vice-President for Wright “B” Flyer, Inc., notes, “We are pleased with all of the support we’ve received in planning the festival.” Local businesses have teamed with organizers to ensure the festival is a success. Runway Fest sponsors include: Oberer Construction, Austin Landing, The Connor Group, CESO, Waste Management, Key-Ads and Kelchner.

Visitors can bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers, alcoholic beverages or outside food or beverages are allowed. Parking is available at the Airport, Millat Industries and Austin Landing Parking Garage. Those who park off-site can take a shuttle to the event, courtesy of Republic Shuttle Service.

“The Runway Fest is sure to be a great event for the community. Aircraft enthusiasts, families and those just looking for a great way to spend a summer evening should plan to attend,” says John Bosch. For details on the evening’s schedule, visit

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