Do you want to visit any air show but can’t decide which one? Read article about major air shows in the world! Each continent has several air shows held during the year. It is an amazing experience for aviation professionals and fans to see spectacular shows in the sky. It is a public event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their aircraft to spectators. Find out which air shows are the biggest and most relevant in the world. By the way, some of them are coming soon! Feel free to comment, share your experience or add your favorite air show.

  • The Paris Air Show

It’s the world’s calendar-oldest air show established in 1909.  It is currently held every odd year at Le Bourget Airport in north Paris, France.

Date: 15–21 June 2015

Location:  Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France

The Paris Air Show

  • The Farnborough International Airshow

It is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England. The first five days (Monday to Friday) are dedicated exclusively to trade, with the final two days open to the public. The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defence industry calendar, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. The show is also used for the announcement of new developments and orders, and to attract media coverage.

Date: 11–17 July 2016

Location: Farnborough Airpor, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Farnborough International Airshow

  • ILA Berlin Air Show (The Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung)

Established in 1909, it also claims to be world’s oldest air show, and it is among the largest and most important aerospace trade fairs today.  It combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with a public airshow.

Date: 1–4 June 2016

Location: Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Berlin, Germany

ILA Berlin Air Show

  • The Royal International Air Tattoo

It is the world’s largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.

Date: 17–19 July 2015 Coming soon!

Location: RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The Royal International Air Tattoo

  • The Bournemouth Air Festival

It is an annual air show held along the coast at Bournemouth, in Dorset, England. It has featured aircraft from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, as well as civil aviation displays.

Date: 20–23 August 2015 Coming soon!

Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The Bournemouth Air Festival

  • The Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

It is a 4-day international air show run every August in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. Based around a long relationship with the Red Arrows display team, the event features Battle of Britain memorial flights and aircraft from the RAF, USAF and many others.

Date: 13–18 August 2015 Coming soon!

Location: Eastbourne, United Kingdom

The Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

  • The Dubai Airshow

It is a biennial show held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is organised by F&E Aerospace since the year 1989. The Dubai Airshow holds the record for the largest ever order book taken at an Airshow.

Date: 8–12 November 2015

Location: Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Airshow

  • The Singapore Airshow

It is formerly known as Changi International Airshow, is a biennial aerospace event held in Singapore starting from 2008.

Date: 16–21 February 2016

Location:  Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore

The Singapore Airshow

  • The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

It is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. During the gathering, the airport’s control tower is the busiest in the world.

Date: 20–26 July 2015 Coming soon!

Location: Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, United States

The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

  • The Sun ‘n Fun Airshow

The annual week-long fly-in and airshow at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.

Date: 5–12 September 2015

Location: Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Florida, United States

The Sun 'n Fun Airshow

  • The Reno Air Races

It is 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.

Date: 16–20 September 2015

Location: Reno Stead Airport, Nevada, United States

The Reno Air Races airshow

  • The Australian International Airshow

It is also called the Avalon Airshow, is a large air show held biennially at Avalon Airport, between Melbourne and Geelong, Victoria. It regularly features planes from the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Navy and the United States Air Force. It has been said by air show organisers to be the largest air show in the southern hemisphere.

Date: Odd years;  24 February – 1 March 2015

Location: Avalon Airport, Australia

The Australian International Airshow

See more photos from Avalon Airshow 2015!

  • The Warbirds over Wanaka

It is a biennial air show in Wanaka, held on the Easter weekend of even-numbered years since 1986. A large contingent of historic and contemporary aircraft of note from all over New Zealand and the world converge on Wanaka each second Easter for the air show. Numerous aviation personalities from all over the world attend Warbirds over Wanaka.

Date: 25–27 March 2016

Location: Wanaka Airport, New Zealand

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By the way, take a look at the photos of La Ferte Alais Airshow 2015 in France.