Air Shows

List of air shows

Major Air Shows

  1. The Paris Air Show (Le Bourget Air Show) in France, the world’s oldest. Established in 1909 and attracting approximately 400,000 visitors, it is held in June on odd-numbered years, alternating with the British Farnborough Airshow held in July on even-numbered years.
  2. The Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung (ILA) (Berlin Air Show) is a large air and aerospace trade show, which, established in 1909, claims (along with Paris) to be the world’s oldest.
  3. The world’s largest military air show is the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. The RIAT gathers military aircraft and military display teams from all over the world.
  4. The biggest air show and aerospace trade show in Russia, MAKS, is an international air show held near Moscow on Zhukovskiy LII air field. The first show, Mosaeroshow-92, was held in 1992. Since 1993, it was renamed to its current name and is held on odd years.
  5. The Waddington International Airshow, the Royal Air Force’s largest air show, is held annually at RAF Waddington, United Kingdom. The airshow features participants from across the world and showcases the work of the RAF and its allies.
  6. Europe’s largest free annual air show is the Sunderland International Airshow which takes place over Roker and Seaburn sea front[citation needed]. It takes place over the course of theee days each July.
  7. Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow is the world’s biggest free seafront air show.
  8. One of East Europe’s biggest air shows, Kecskemét Air Show is held at Kecskemét, Hungary.
  9. The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association, is famous for its crowded fly-in of visitors. The air show includes multiple displays as well as talks by influential people in aviation.
  10. The annual Sun ‘n Fun air show in Lakeland, Florida, is an independent corporation, famous for its crowded fly-in of visitors held usually during the second or third week of April.
  11. The Reno Air Races, also known as the National Championship Air Races, take place annually in September at the Reno Stead Airport a few miles north of Reno, Nevada. It includes several days of qualifying followed by four and a half days of multi-aircraft heat racing culminating in the Unlimited Class Gold Race on Sunday afternoon. The event also features civil airshow acts and military flight demonstrations between races, plus vendor areas and a large civil and military static aircraft display.
  12. Aero India is a biennial air show held in Bangalore, India, at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. It was first held in the year 1996 and since then has become one of the largest air shows in the world. In 2009 it had 592 exhibitors from over 25 countries. It is the largest air show in Asia.
  13. The closest European equivalent to Oshkosh is Tannkosh, held annually at Tannheim airfield in Germany.
  14. The Southport Airshow is the largest air show in the North West of England.
  15. The Aerosport air show, created in 1993 in Igualada, is the only Spanish airshow dedicated to corporate and sport aircraft.
  16. The Abbotsford International Airshow is Canada’s largest airshow.
  17. There are several annual air shows in the United States that display a variety of modern military aircraft, including the Miramar Air Show every October, and Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB every November.
  18. The largest Warbird airshow is held by the Commemorative Air Force at its annual CAF Airsho in Midland, Texas, each October.
  19. The Dubai Airshow has been held since 1989 each November on odd-numbered years, after every Paris Air Show.
  20. Asian Aerospace has been held in Singapore since its inception in 1981, until moving to Hong Kong in 2007. The Singapore event was rebranded as the Singapore Airshow in 2008, and is held in February on even-numbered years at the Changi Exhibition Centre which was the source of the dispute between Asian Aerospace organisers.
  21. The Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show, since 1991, is held at Langkawi Island, Malaysia, on odd-numbered years.
  22. Istanbul Airshow, organized biannually at Istanbul Ataturk Airport since 1996, is the single “Civil Only” aviation and airports exhibition in Eurasia.
    The only air show in West Africa is held in Ghana each year (light aviation) in November, hosted by WAASPS.
  23. China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition
  24. The Australian International Airshow is held every two years at Avalon Airport.
    Warbirds over Wanaka is a military oriented show is held every two years in Wanaka, New Zealand.
  25. Latin America’s best air show, since 1980, is held at Santiago, Chile. FIDAE (Feria Internacional Del Aire y Del Espacio) takes place in Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in March every two years.


Other Air Shows

  1. Abbotsford International Airshow (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)
  2. Aero India (Yelahanka Air Force Base, Bangalore, India)
  3. Aerosport (Igualada, Catalonia, Spain)
  4. Air/Space America 88 (San Diego, California, U.S.)
  5. Airdrie Regional Airshow (Airdrie, Alberta, Canada)
  6. Antique Aircraft Fly-In and Airshow (Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.) This annual air show was discontinued in the early 1980s, with the last event taking place in 1983.
  7. Australian International Airshow (Avalon Airport, Avalon, Victoria, Australia)
  8. Aviatická pouť (Pardubice Airport, Pardubice, Czech Republic)
  9. Aviation Calgary Expo (Calgary, Alberta, Canada); static airshow, with DC-3 flights
  10. Batajnica Air Show (Belgrade, Serbia)
  11. Bethpage Air Show (Jones Beach State Park, New York, U.S.)
  12. Boshears Skyfest (Augusta, Georgia U.S.)
  13. Bournemouth Air Festival (United Kingdom)
  14. Canadian International Air Show (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  15. Charleston Air Force Base Air Expo (Charleston Field, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.)
  16. Chicago Air & Water Show (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.)
  17. Classic Fighters (Blenheim, New Zealand)
  18. Cleveland National Air Show (Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.)
  19. Culpeper Airfest (Culpeper, Virginia, U.S.), dubbed “The Best Little Airshow in the East,” this event is held normally on the second Saturday in October. The event features a massive warbird demonstration, made up of mostly of T-6 Texans, and more recently, a performance of the world’s only civilian-owned Harrier.
  20. Danish Air Show (Denmark)
  21. Dubai Airshow (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  22. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.)
  23. Fleet Week (various port cities, U.S.)
  24. The Flying Circus (Bealeton, Virginia, U.S.), a weekly barnstorming airshow held on Sundays from May through October. Vintage biplane rides are also available.
    ILA Berlin Air Show (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung) (Berlin, Germany)
  25. Ilopango Air Show (Ilopango International Airport, Ilopango, El Salvador)
  26. Iran Kish Air Show (Kish, Iran)
  27. Jersey International Air Display (Jersey)
  28. Kavala AirSea Show (Kavala, Greece)
  29. Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show (Langkawi, Malaysia)
  30. Martinique Air Show (Martinique, French West Indies)
  31. Miramar Air Show (MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California, U.S.)
  32. Northwest EAA Fly-In (Arlington, Washington, U.S.)
  33. Oregon International Air Show (Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.)
  34. Paris Air Show (Paris, France)
  35. Quad City Airshow (Davenport, Iowa), U.S.)
  36. Radom Air Show (Radom, Poland)
  37. RAFA Shoreham Airshow (Shoreham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom)
  38. Redhill Airshow (Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom)
  39. Reno Air Races (Reno, Nevada, U.S.)
  40. Roskilde Airshow (Roskilde Airport, Roskilde, Denmark)
  41. Rotorfest, all helicopter air show (Brandywine Airport, West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.)
  42. Royal Netherlands Air Force open days (various military airports in the Netherlands)
  43. Seafair Airshow (Seattle, Washington, U.S.)
  44. Seething Airfield Charity Airday (Seething, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom)
  45. Selfridge Air National Guard Base Airshow (Detroit, Michigan, U.S.)
  46. Singapore Airshow (Singapore)
  47. Southport Airshow (Southport, England)
  48. Sun ‘n Fun (Lakeland, Florida, U.S.)
  49. Sunderland International Airshow (Seaburn, Sunderland, England, United Kingdom)
  50. Tannkosh (Tannheim, Germany)
  51. Thunder Over Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.)
  52. Thunder over the Boardwalk (Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.)
  53. Tico Warbird Airshow (Titusville, Florida, U.S.)
  54. Vectren Dayton Air Show (Dayton, Ohio, U.S.)
  55. Volkel in de Wolken Hamilton Airshow (Volkel Air Base, Netherlands)
  56. Warbirds over Wanaka (Wanaka, New Zealand)
  57. Windsor International Air Show (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
  58. Wings and Wheels (Dunsfold Park, Surrey, England, United Kingdom)
  59. Wings Over Gillespie (Commemorative Air Force static airshow, El Cajon, California, U.S.)
  60. Wings Over Houston (Ellington Airport, Houston, Texas, U.S.)
  61. Wings Over Wayne (Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina, U.S.)
  62. Wings Over Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.)


List taken from Wikipedia.