Retired airline captain Jon Thocker of Cincinnati was killed in Virginia Friday in the crash of an aerobatic plane that was part of an air show, authorities said. (Photo courtesy of Air Show News)

The pilot killed Friday night in the crash of an aerobatic plane at an air show in Virginia was identified Saturday by state police as Jon S. Thocker of Cincinnati.

The police said he was performing “aerodynamic maneuvers” near the Culpeper Regional Airport when his homebuilt airplane crashed in a field. Airshow News called the plane an RV-8.

The publication said Thocker was retired from a 25-year career as an airline captain.

The show went on, organizers said.The show’s Facebook page thanked followers for their understanding during “this difficult time.”

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, the state police said.