Sunday, July 13, 2003

Ace Hollywood celebs should be there, too

Jim Knippenberg
Cincinnati Enquirer

The Dayton Air Show traditionally has been prime for celeb sightings. This year should be the same, with several booked for the show or surrounding activities, including:

John Travolta: No surprise here, he's an avid pilot and proud owner of a Boeing 707. He'll attend the show July 20 as the guest of former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn. He'll also attend the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics technical symposium Tuesday at the Dayton Convention Center. (Go to and follow the links for more information.)

Harrison Ford: Another avid flier and owner of a small fleet, he'll emcee the National Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday at the Dayton Convention Center. Guests at the $150-a-head dinner (sold out) include Hall of Famers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first men on the moon; Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth; test pilot Scott Crossfield, the first man to double and triple the speed of sound; and Paul Tibbets, leader of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

Ford is not booked into the air show, but he's such a plane fanatic that most everyone thinks he'll be there.

Cliff Robertson: The actor who played John F. Kennedy in PT 109 will emcee the President's Reception and Dinner Friday (sold out) at the U.S. Air Force Museum. Guests will include the above mentioned enshrinees in the Hall of Fame. Word is you can look for him around the show grounds as well.

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