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The UK Utterly Butterly display team flying Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplanes at an English airshow
The UK Utterly Butterly display team flying Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplanes at an English airshow
Aviation Nation 2006 at Nellis Air Force Base, USA
Aviation Nation 2006 at Nellis Air Force Base, USA

An airshow is an event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their flying machines to spectators. (Airshows without aerobatic displays, having only aircraft displayed parked on the ground, are called "static airshows". In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ... Download high resolution version (500x625, 119 KB)The Utterly Butterly wing-walking display team at an air show at Kemble Airfield in southern England. ... Download high resolution version (500x625, 119 KB)The Utterly Butterly wing-walking display team at an air show at Kemble Airfield in southern England. ... Boeing Stearman PT-17 Stearman Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer established by Lloyd Stearman at Wichita, Kansas in 1927. ... A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings of similar spans, normally one mounted above, and the other level with, the underside of the fuselage. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 1960 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 1960 pixel, file size: 1. ... Map showing the locations of Nellis AFB and the NTTR Nellis Air Force Base (IATA: LSV, ICAO: KLSV) is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ...


Most airshows are held for commercial purposes, obtaining revenue from spectators or companies hoping to sell aircraft. Others are held on military bases and are mainly funded by recruiting budgets, others are held to raise funds for charities. Usually, they are arranged at airfields in which case a variety of static aircraft, including helicopters might also be on view. Less often, shows are held over the sea near coastal cities or resorts. Where space allows, other entertainments and market stalls may add to the attractions on offer. Flying machine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Airport (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ...


Each year's airshow schedule is usually defined towards the end of the preceding year. The line-up of pilots and aircraft to be in attendance at each airshow is tentatively determined around February and March. With a handful of exceptions (such as the mid-winter airshow at MCAS Yuma, Arizona), the airshow season starts in March-April and ends in October-November. During the months that follow, airshow organizers will invite airshow performers to their shows, and performers pick which airshows they will fly. The MCAS Yuma is located 2 miles (3 km) from the city of Yuma, Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


While adverse weather rarely causes an airshow to be cancelled, wind and/or low visibility may delay the start of an airshow, and may sometimes cause the cancellation of most flight demonstrations. Many performers have a "high show" routine, a "low show" routine, and a "flat show" routine, to take into account the possibility of different cloud heights. When all flying is cancelled, spectators can view static displays and may be invited to talk to the pilots. Shows at military bases are liable to be cancelled or postponed during periods of international tension.


Airshows usually open their gates very early, giving spectators a few hours to wander around the static displays before flying starts in the late morning or early afternoon. Flying usually continues until late afternoon or early evening, or even later at some airshows, especially evening airshows which may go into the night. In evening airshows, airplanes fly which are especially lit, which release flares or fireworks or other pyrotechnics, or which have bright afterburners. When airshow organizers decide to have an evening airshow - which is rare - it is usually held on Friday night, preceding the main airshow weekend.


While military installations will usually ask spectators to leave once the flying ends, most airshows that take place in non-military airfields do not. This allows the public to watch the aircraft depart the airfield at the end of the day (many aircraft on static display do not fly during the show itself, only during arrivals and departures) and to photograph static-display aircraft and departing aircraft with good sunset lighting and with fewer people obstructing their shots.

A bird flying with the Patriots Jet Team at a San Francisco airshow
A bird flying with the Patriots Jet Team at a San Francisco airshow

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Attractions

Air racing at an air show in England: the Red Bull Air Race heat held at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. The aircraft fly singly, and pass between pairs of pylons
Air racing at an air show in England: the Red Bull Air Race heat held at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. The aircraft fly singly, and pass between pairs of pylons

Before the second world war, airshows were associated with long distance air races, often lasting many days and covering thousands of miles. While the Reno Air Races keep this tradition alive, most airshows today primarily feature a series of aerial demos of short duration. Air racing in England: the Red Bull Air Race heat held at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. ... Air racing in England: the Red Bull Air Race heat held at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Red Bull Air Race heat held at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire, England in June 2004 The Red Bull Air Race World Series, established in 2003 and sponsored by Red Bull, is an international series of air races with the participation of at least five pilots for each race, in which competitors... Kemble Airport (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGBP), is a general aviation airport, near the village of Kemble in Gloucestershire, England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... A pair of Sport Class racers passing the finish pylon. ...


Some smaller airshows may display only general aviation aircraft, some aerobatic aircraft, and a warbird or two. However, most airshows will feature warbirds, aerobats, and demonstrations of modern military aircraft, and many airshows offer a variety of other aeronautical attractions as well, such as wing-walking, radio-controlled aircraft, water/slurry drops from firefighting aircraft, simulated helicopter rescues, etc. Critical Mass, a modified Sea Fury air racer. ...


Some airshows (Static airshows) feature primarily aircraft on the ground with the occasional fly-by. While most airshows also feature hours of flying demonstrations, a greater number and variety of aircraft can often be seen on static display, parked in the spectator area so that airshow goers can see them up close and talk to the crew. The exception to this are airshows held over the water at coastal cities, which often have no static displays at all.


Airplanes used in aerobatic demos have powerful piston engines, light weight and big control surfaces, making them capable of very high roll rates and accelerations. A skilled pilot will be able to climb vertically, perform very tight turns, tumble his aircraft end-over-end and perform manoeuvres during loops.

RAAF F-111 performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump at the Australian International Airshow.
RAAF F-111 performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump at the Australian International Airshow.

Solo military jet demos, also known as tactical demos, feature one aircraft, usually a strike fighter or an advanced trainer. The demonstration focuses on the capabilities of modern aircraft used in combat operations. The display will usually demonstrate the aircraft's very short (and often very loud) takeoff rolls, fast speeds, slow approach speeds, as well as their ability to quickly make tight turns, to climb quickly, and their ability to be precisely controlled at a large range of speeds. Manoeuvres include aileron rolls, barrel rolls, hesitation rolls, Cuban-8s, tight turns, high-alpha flight, a high-speed pass, double Immelmans, and touch-and-gos. Tactical demos may include simulated bomb drops, sometimes with pyrotechnics on the ground for effect. Aircraft with special characteristics that give them unique capabilities will often display those in their demos; For example, Russian fighters with Thrust vectoring may be used to perform Pugachev's Cobra or the Kulbit, among other difficult maneuvers that cannot be performed by other aircraft. Similarly, an F-22 pilot may hover his jet in the air with the nose pointed straight up, a Harrier or Osprey pilot may perform a vertical landing or vertical takeoff, etc. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1000 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1000 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... The General Dynamics F-111 is a medium-range strategic bomber, reconnaissance, and tactical strike aircraft designed in the 1960s. ... RAAF F-111 aircraft performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump, a procedure where the fuel is intentionally ignited using the planes afterburner. ... RAAF F-111 aircraft performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump, a procedure where the fuel is intentionally ignited using the planes afterburner. ... Australian International Airshow is a large airshow held every two years at Avalon Airport near Geelong, Australia. ... Harrier AV-8A - worlds first operational fighter jet with thrust vectoring A thrust-vectoring jet engine nozzle Thrust vectoring is the ability of an aircraft or other vehicle to direct the thrust from its main engine(s) in a direction other than parallel to the vehicles longitudinal axis. ... The Pugachev Cobra is an aircraft manoeuvre. ... The Kulbitinscy (or simply, Kulbit) is an aerial maneuver developed by Russian pilots, in which the aircraft performs an incredibly tight diametered loop, often not much wider than the length of the aircraft itself. ... ... Harrier can mean: Harrier vertical take-off and landing fighter/attack aircraft and derivatives: Hawker-Siddeley Harrier - 1st generation Harrier BAE Sea Harrier - Maritime strike/air defence fighter AV-8 Harrier II - 2nd generation Harrier BAE Harrier II - 2nd generation Harrier used by the UK Harrier (dog) Harrier (bird), several... The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multi-mission aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. ...

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatics team fly in delta formation in front of the Empire State Building in Manhattan during a photoshoot preceding the 2005 Jones Beach airshow.
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatics team fly in delta formation in front of the Empire State Building in Manhattan during a photoshoot preceding the 2005 Jones Beach airshow.

Jet demo teams perform many of the same manoeuvres seen during solo military jet demos, but they perform these manoeuvres in large synchronized groups, while in close formation or during opposing passes. These manoervres are performed simultaneously by a group of two to nine aircraft while they fly together, often less than two meters apart, or by two or four aircraft simultaneously as the aircraft fly at each other (seemingly on a collision course) from opposite directions. The demo teams usually split up for most of their routine, with a larger formation performing gentle loops and rolls, and a smaller group of aircraft performing opposing passes and higher-speed/higher-g manoeuvres. Teams include the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds of the USA, the Snowbirds of Canada, and the European teams such as the Red Arrows, Patrulla Aguila, Frecce Tricolori, Patrouille Suisse, or Patrouille de France, Surya Kiran of the Indian Air Force. These are usually the highlight of an airshow. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2218x1554, 489 KB) Summary NEW YORK -- Six F-16 Fighting Falcons with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team fly in delta formation in front of the Empire State Building during an air show May 26. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2218x1554, 489 KB) Summary NEW YORK -- Six F-16 Fighting Falcons with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team fly in delta formation in front of the Empire State Building during an air show May 26. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Thunderbirds Squadron ensign The USAF Thunderbirds perform an echelon pass. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 The UK Utterly Butterly display team perform an aerobatic maneuvre with their Boeing Stearmans Red Arrows Hawks in Concorde formation Indian Air Forces Surya Kiran during an aerobatic... The delta-wing is a wing planform in the form of a triangle. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The United States Navys Blue Angels (or Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron), formed in 1946, is the worlds first officially sanctioned military aerial demonstration team. ... The Thunderbirds are the Air Demonstration Squadron of the U.S. Air Force, based at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canadas military aerobatics or airshow flight demonstration team. ... Red Arrows Hawk at speed during a display The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton, United Kingdom. ... Patrulla Aguila is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatics team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 Frecce Tricolori (Three-coloured Arrows) is the precision aerobatic demonstration team for the Italian Air Force. ... Patrouille Suisse is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Swiss Air Force and the official national aerobatic team of Switzerland. ... Categories: Stub | Aerobatic teams | French Air Force ... Heart In the Sky with a Red arrow through it and the Sun in between Surya Kiran (literally meaning, Sun Rays), is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Indian Air Force, successors to the Thunderbolts. ... The Indian Air Force is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ...


Warbird demos allow audiences to experience the sights and sounds of the aviation of times gone by. These may include limited aerobatics or mock dogfights, but more often consist of a series of straight-line passes made by World War 2-era aircraft. Some warbird demos will feature large formations of warbirds, as would have been seen during World War 2. Sometimes the old aircraft will fly along with new aircraft in what is known as a “Heritage Flight” (US Air Force) or a “Legacy Flight” (US Navy).


Helicopter demos usually focus on search-and-rescue operations - such as lowering a rescuer via a cable, attaching the rescued person to the harness and then returning them both to the helicopter. Military helicopters may drop soldiers or vehicles, and fire weapons, during these rescue operations. Fire-fighting water-drops may be included. Helicopter demos may show off the agility and maneuverability of the helicopter - these are usually performed with light two-seater helicopters.


Strongman Plane Pull The World Strongman Entertainment Plane Pull is the most visual display of Super-Human Strength, in which a single Strongman harnessed to an C-130 Hercules Aircraft, pulling with great strength over a 100 foot course at the 2008 Oregon International Air Show.


Other attractions: Airshows can also feature air races, skydiving/paragliding demos, skywriting, wingwalking demos, glider demos, aviation record attempts, hovercraft, replicas of some of the earliest aircraft, new-technology demonstrator prototypes, cargo-transport or even airdrop demos, battlefield simulations (including soldiers, ground vehicles, helicopters, airplanes, and pyrotechnics), fire-fighting aircraft (which drop water or slurry), and remote-controlled aircraft. Interesting ground vehicles, such as vintage cars, race cars, modern muscle cars, military vehicles, and even the occasional jet-powered car or truck, may be seen. Sometimes a "race" is staged between a ground vehicle (typically a muscle car or a jet-powered vehicle) and an aircraft (typically a warbird or an aerobatic airplane).


Safety

Airshows present some risk to spectators and aviators. Accidents occur, sometimes with a large loss of life, such as the 1988 disaster at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and the 2002 airshow crash at Lviv, Ukraine. Because of these accidents, safety regulations governing airshows have become increasingly more defensive, especially in the United States, leading to greater safety but to less-dramatic performances. Due to the Ramstein incident, Germany went as far as to ban airshows altogether, but this ban was later lifted, and strict regulations put in its place. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1707x1224, 493 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Frecce Tricolori ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1707x1224, 493 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Frecce Tricolori ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatics team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 Frecce Tricolori (Three-coloured Arrows) is the precision aerobatic demonstration team for the Italian Air Force. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 The UK Utterly Butterly display team perform an aerobatic maneuvre with their Boeing Stearmans Red Arrows Hawks in Concorde formation Indian Air Forces Surya Kiran during an aerobatic... The Aeronautica Militare Italiana is the Italian air force. ... RIAT 2006 RIAT 2006 The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the worlds largest military airshow, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. ... Location within the British Isles Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 89 KB) Summary Frecce Tricolori at RIAT 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 89 KB) Summary Frecce Tricolori at RIAT 2005. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatics team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 Frecce Tricolori (Three-coloured Arrows) is the precision aerobatic demonstration team for the Italian Air Force. ... F/A-18F at RIAT 2004. ... The Ramstein airshow disaster was one of the worlds worst airshow disasters which took place in front of an audience of 300,000 people on August 28, 1988 in Ramstein, county of Kaiserslautern, Germany, at the US Ramstein Air Base airshow Flugtag 88. ... On 27 July 2002, 84 people were killed and over 100 injured at an airshow in Sknyliv (Скнилів) airport near Lviv, Ukraine. ...


At airshows held in the U.S., slower aircraft may perform at a distance of 500 feet from the crowd, but faster aircraft are required to maintain a distance of 1000 or 1500 feet (depending on aircraft speed), except during takeoffs, landings, and "flyby's", or straight-line passes. Aircraft may never fly overfly the crowd at an altitude of less that 1000 feet, or when engaged in aerobatic maneuvers. While most maneuvers are performed directly in front of the spectator area, pilots often fly at least one photo pass (also known as a "banana pass") from behind the spectator area, following a curved arc in front of the crowd, so that the aircraft is in a steep bank (presenting a good photo opportunity) while directly in front of the crowd. However, federal regulations require that the minimum 500' distance from spectators be maintained at all times, even during photo passes.


Aerobatic maneuvers may only be performed if the energy vector of the aircraft is not directed toward the crowd. All aerobatic maneuvers must be performed inside the "airshow box", a rectangular volume of airspace which provides the specified distance from all spectators, and up to a certain altitude over this area. No people are allowed in the airshow box except those assisting the pilot in his or her act (for example, to hold poles the aircraft flies between, or to drive ground vehicles associated with the aerial act). This means any roads in the airshow box (such as a highway at one end of the airfield) may have to be closed, and any buildings in the airshow box must be evacuated during the airshow. The UK Utterly Butterly display team perform an aerobatic manoeuver with their Boeing Stearmans, at an air display in England. ...


Aerobatic pilots earn certificates that initially only allow them to perform aerobatics at higher altitudes, and only with more advanced certificates can all maneuvers be performed near the ground. Formation flying, as well as flying vintage or high-performance aircraft, also requires training.


These safety restrictions make U.S. airshows very safe, and there has not been a spectator fatality at a U.S. airshow in more than 50 years. However, mechanical malfunctions and pilot error (or a combination of both) are responsible for a handful of pilot fatalities each year in airshow accidents.


United Kingdom

The last fatalities among the crowd at a United Kingdom airshow was in 1952 when a DH.110 piloted by John Derry broke up during a display at the Farnborough Air Show because of a design fault; one of the engines hit a bank of spectators killing 31 people. UK airshow regulations were then revised and now forbid pilots from flying directly over the crowd or from flying towards the crowd; although there have been accidents in which aircraft have crashed, no member of the public has been killed. There have been near misses: a De Havilland Canada Dash 7 crash landed at Farnborough in 1982 resulting in the propeller ricocheting off the ground and landing in a car park. DH.110 similar to that which crashed The DH.110 crash at Farnborough Airshow was a fatal air crash that occurred on 6 September 1952, killing both crew of a de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen and 29 spectators during the annual air display. ... The correct title of this article is de Havilland Sea Vixen. ... Farnborough 2006 Farnborough 2006 The Red Arrows in formation at Farnborough The Airbus A380, at Farnborough The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biannually in England. ... A Dash-7 at Stanley The de Havilland Canada DHC-7, popularly the Dash 7, is a turboprop powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities. ... For other uses, see Propeller (disambiguation). ...

Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejected from his USAF Thunderbird aircraft at an airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on September 14, 2003. While diving, Stricklin realized he could not pull up in time and ejected after aiming the plane at a safe place. He was not injured.
Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejected from his USAF Thunderbird aircraft at an airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on September 14, 2003. While diving, Stricklin realized he could not pull up in time and ejected after aiming the plane at a safe place. He was not injured.

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Historical airshows

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Major airshows

  • The world's largest military air show is the Royal International Air Tattoo (RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom), held annually in July. The RIAT gathers military aircraft and military display teams from all over Europe, and sometimes Asia and the United states.
  • The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association, is attended by more people and by more aircraft than any other airshow. The week-long event, typically in late July or early August, focuses on experimental aircraft, such as homebuilts and warbirds, but will also feature aerobatics acts, military aircraft, and airliners. The airshow also includes talks by influential people in aviation, as well as a large area with booths where aircraft, aircraft parts, aircraft services, and aircraft memorabilia are traded. The other major yearly airshow organized by the EAA is "Sun 'n Fun", held every April at Lakeland, Florida.
  • Airshows in the United States that display a wide variety of modern military aircraft (helicopters, jet fighters, bombers, cargo aircraft, stealth aircraft, etc) include Andrews AFB every May, NAS Oceana every September, MCAS Miramar every October, and Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB every November. Each of these airshows feature nearly all frontline aircraft in service with the U.S. armed forces. The annual airshow and open house held every October at Edwards AFB also features prototypes, spaceplanes, proof-of-concept demonstrators, rarely-seen stealth airplanes, and other futuristic experimental aircraft, in addition to most frontline aircraft types in service with the US Air Force.
  • The US airshows showing warbirds include the Planes of Fame airshow held at Chino each May, and the "Thunder Over Michigan" show at Willow Run each August. The British equivalents are the three or four airshows held in Duxford throughout the year, especially the Flying Legends airshow in July. The Oshkosh airshow, mentioned above, also features a large number and variety of warbirds.
  • The two largest air and aerospace trade shows are the Farnborough Air Show (Farnborough, Britain), held in July on even years, and the Le Bourget Air Show (Paris, France), held in June on odd years. In addition to displays for the general public, these two shows have important showcases and display halls for professionals. They are one of the occasions when aerospace companies announce deals.
  • Asian Aerospace, previously the third largest in the world, has been held in Singapore since its inception in 1981, although disagreements over a movement of the exhibition venue will see it move to Hong Kong in 2008. A new show, the Singapore Airshow [1], will take its place in Singapore from the same year in February.
  • The Singapore Airshow [2], slated to be Asia's largest airshow, will be held in February on even years, at the new Changi Exhibition Centre which is purpose-built for aviation and aerospace exhibitions.
  • The biggest airshow and aerospace trade show in Russia is MAKS, held at Zhukovskiy in June. MAKS often features multiple jet display teams from western Europe, and Russia alone has an Su-27 team, a MiG-29 team, and an L-39 team, all of whom perform demos at MAKS.
  • The world's oldest air show is the Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin (ILA) in Berlin, Germany going back to 1909.
  • Airshows held at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome display the largest collection of flying antique airplanes in the United States, including several aircraft from World War 1, a handful of aircraft from the 1909-1913 period, and many aircraft from the 1920s.
  • The Battle Creek's Field of Flight Airshow & Balloon Festival held in Battle Creek, Michigan every July (June-July) is known as America's largest 4th of July Airshow normally displaying Great Stunts, Aerobatic Performances, Military Jets and normally a Jet Team.[citation needed]
  • China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition,largest airshow in the People's Republic of China.[citation needed]
  • Sunderland International Airshow held in Sunderland, England is the largest free airshow in Europe [3].

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  • Australian International Airshow which is held every two years at Avalon Airport is said to be the biggest airshow in the Southern Hemisphere.[citation needed]

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See also

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Other notable airshows

Main article: List of notable airshows

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External links

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Airshow calendar

Official airshow websites

  • Sunderland International Airshow
  • National Salute to America's Heroes
  • Aviation Nation Air Show
  • Royal International Air Tattoo
  • Oregon International Airshow
  • EAA Sun 'N Fun
  • New York Air Show at Jones Beach
  • Redhill Airshow - 19th August 2007
  • Royal Air Forces Association Shoreham Airshow - 15th-16th September 2007
  • Wings and Wheels at Dunsfold - 26th August 2007
  • Biggin Hill International Air Fair 2008 - 7th & 8th June 2008
  • RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day - 5th July 2008
  • Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival - 6th-7th July 2007
  • Wings Over Houston
  • Amigo Airsho El Paso TX - 22nd and 23rd September 2007
  • http://www.thefueldesk.com, Air Show Support Team

Airshow performers' official websites

  • Jon Melby Airshows
  • Blue Angels
  • Thunderbirds
  • Snowbirds
  • RAF Red Arrows
  • RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • RAF Hawk T1 solo team - 208(R) Squadron
  • RAF Typhoon F2 solo team - 29(R) Squadron
  • The Blades from 2Excel Aviation
  • Justyn Gorman Aerobatics
  • B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B
  • The Grace Spitfire
  • The Fighter Collection
  • The Tiger Club Turbulent Display Team
  • The Army Air Corps Blue Eagles
  • The Army Air Corps Historic Aircraft Flight
  • Royal Navy Historic Flight
  • Royal Navy Black Cats
  • Denny Dobson Airshows
  • Belgian Armed Forces F-16 solo display team
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 solo display team
  • Swift Aerobatic Display Team - S-1 Swift Glider and Extra 300L

Airshow photography

  • Airshow photography tutorial
  • FlyAwayPhotos.com
  • Airshow pictures from 2004-2006
  • Airshow Aviation Photo Gallery by Henk Tito
  • Haley Images Aviation & Airshow Photography

Airshow videography

  • Airshowstuff.com
  • Polish Airshows Video - aviation.net.pl
  • Steve's Airshow World

Miscellaneous airshow websites

  • Canadian Airshow Resource
  • South Africa Airshows
  • UK Airshow Review
  • Flightline UK - UK Airshow Information and Photography
  • Military Airshows in the UK

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